December 31, 2001 - by
FSU Prepares To Take On South Florida

Dec. 31, 2001

FSU vs. South Florida
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  • SETTING THE SCENE

    Florida State closes its non-conference regular season schedule as it travels to Tampa to play South Florida. Following Wednesday night’s game against the Bulls, Florida State plays 15 consecutive games against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents before playing in the 49th annual Atlantic Coast Conference tournament March 7-10 in Charlotte, N.C. The Seminoles bring a 6-5 overall record and a 6-4 record in non-conference play into Wednesday night’s game against the Bulls. Florida State has guaranteed itself a winning non-conference record and is looking to even their record against teams from the state of Florida heading into their conference slate. Following the game against South Florida, the Seminoles play host to No. 1-ranked Duke Sunday night at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center.

    ARRINGTON CONTINUES HIS CLIMB UP THE ACC CHARTS

    Senior point guard Delvon Arrington, who has been credited with 54 assists in the last six games, enters Wednesday’s game against South Florida with 582 career assists. He is in sole possession of 19th place in ACC history and needs only 12 assists to pass former Maryland guard Terrell Stokes who had 593 assists during his career.

    ARRINGTON APPRAOCHES SEMINOLE CAREER MARK

    Senior point guard Delvon Arrington, who is averaging 10.0 assists per game in the last three games, enters Wednesday’s game against South Florida with 582 career assists. He needs only 21 assists to surpass Otto Petty (602 career assists) and become Florida State’s all-time assists leader.

    LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO…

    …Win its season-high third consecutive game of the season when it faces South Florida Wednesday. The Seminoles enter the game against the Bulls with consecutive victories over Virginia Tech (Dec. 27) and Campbell (Dec. 19),
    …Defeat South Florida for the first time since Feb. 2, 1999 when the Steve Robinson-led Seminoles defeated the Bulls, 77-66, in Tallahassee,
    …Win at South Florida for the first time since Dec. 16, 1989, when the Seminoles defeated the Bulls, 78-72. Florida State has been unsuccessful in four consecutive trips to Tampa against South Florida,

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