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FSU Men’s Basketball Closes Three-Game Week

Feb. 24, 2000



Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000 at 12:00 pm
Leon County Civic Center (12,200)
Tallahassee, FL


FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES

The Seminoles are coming off a 70-67 home loss to North Carolina on Wednesday. FSU led 67-64 with 1:41 to play but UNC scored the game’s final six points to steal the win. Senior Ron Hale led Florida State with 22 points while Damous Anderson added 18…Anderson matched a career-high with four three-pointers in the Carolina game and leads the ACC in three-point percentage, making 44.0 percent from beyond the arc (44-of-100). He had made 47.8 percent in ACC games (32-of-67)…UNC’s 59.1 percent field goal percentage (26-of-44) against the Seminoles on Wednesday was a season-high for an opponent.


It marked the third time in the last four games that FSU’s opponent has acheived that feat…Junior point guard Delvon Arrington had 10 assists and no turnovers against North Carolina. It was his second straight double-figure assist game, his fourth of the season and seventh of his career. It was also the first zero turnover game of his career. In the last two games, Arrington has 20 assists and two turnovers. He ranks second in the ACC at 6.5 assists per game.


VIRGINIA CAVALIERS

The Cavaliers are coming off a 90-76 road win at North Carolina last Sunday that gave them a sweep of their season series with UNC.


Freshman Travis Watson posted a double-double for UVa with 18 points and 11 rebounds…Watson is the ACC’s fourth leading freshman scorer at 11.5 points per game and leads all league rookies in rebounding at an 8.3 clip. He ranks fourth in the conference in rebounding…Junior guard Donald Hand is Virginia’s leading scorer at 15.7 points. He had 28 in the first meeting with FSU and is averaging 23.0 points in his last three games against the Seminoles…The Cavaliers are second in the ACC in scoring, averaging 81.6 points per game. They also lead the league in turnovers forced (19.2)


THE SERIES

UVA leads 10-7

Last Meeting

UVA 86, FSU 81

Jan. 26, 2000


THE GAME
Saturday’s game marks the 18th meeting between Florida State and Virginia. The Cavaliers own a 10-7 advantage in the series, which dates back to Jan. 4, 1992.


That contest was FSU’s first ACC home game and the Cavaliers won 77-68 in overtime…Virginia took the first meeting of the season with an 86-81 win in Charlottesville on Jan. 26 behind Donald Hand’s 28 points. The victory was the Cavs second straight against Florida State…The Seminoles are just 3-5 in eight previous home meetings with UVa. Four of those eight games in Tallahassee have been decided by five points or less or in overtime…Virginia enters the game in a tie for third place in the ACC while FSU’s loss to North Carolina on Wednesday dropped them into a tie for fifth in the league’s standings…The contest closes a season-long three-game homestand for Florida State.


ON THE AIR

Television

ACC Regional Sports Networks

Mike Goldberg -(Play-by-Play)

Mike Gminski -(Color)


RADIO

Host/SSN

Gene Deckerhoff -(Play-by-Play)

Guy Morgan -(Color)


THE LINEUPS












FLORIDA STATEVIRGINIA
No.Name (Ht, Wt, Class) PPGRPGPos.No.Name (Ht, Wt, Class)PPGRPG
10Delvon Arrington (5-11, 170, Jr.)8.54.4G13Donald Hand (5-11, 182, Jr.)15.72.8
21Ron Hale (6-9, 210, Sr.)16.44.8G21Roger Mason (6-4, 195, Fr.)7.92.2
15Damous Anderson (6-7, 220, Sr.)15.54.0F31Adam Hall (6-5, 192, So.)9.74.5
51Oliver Simmons (6-8, 225, Sr.)7.34.9F33Chris Williams (6-7, 205, So.)15.06.0
42Justin Mott (6-10, 240, Sr.)2.12.4C35Travis Watson (6-7, 251, Fr.)11.58.3
Head Coach – Steve Robinson (Radford, ’81)Head Coach – Pete Gillen (Fairfield, ’68)
(87-63 in 5 years, 41-45 in 3rd year at FSU)(306-152 in 15 yrs, 30-24 in 2nd year at UVA)


STATLINE






SCHOOLSCORINGSCORING DEFENSEFG%FG%D3FG%FT%BS/GST/GTOMRBM3FG/G
FSU64.969.7.419.423.358.6784.45.2-3.00.26.2
Virginia81.673.4.462.455.344.6703.28.83.9-1.67.1
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