January 21, 2000 - by
Men’s Hoops Looks To Snap Skid At No. 21 North Carolina

Jan. 21, 2000




Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000 at 1:00 pm
Dean Smith Center (21,572), Chapel Hill, NC


FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES

7-8, 2-2 ACC

The Seminoles have dropped two straight ACC games after their 65-62 loss at Georgia Tech on Wednesday. Damous Anderson scored a career-high 24 points in the loss…Anderson is averaging 17.8 points in his last four games on 25-of-48 field goal shooting (52.1 percent)…Delvon Arrington posted his second double-double of the season at Tech, scoring 10 points and dishing 10 assists. He ranks second in the ACC in assists at 7.0 per game and has at least eight assists in eight games this year…Ron Hale has slumped in his last two games, scoring just 13 points on 6-of-18 shooting. After getting to the free throw line 84 times in his first 12 games, Hale has shot just three free throws in the last two…FSU outrebounded Georgia Tech 37-28, its first rebounding victory in four ACC games. Still, Florida State is last in the league in rebound margin at -1.5 (36.9-38.4). That figure drops to -4.5 (32.5-37.0) in conference games…In their two ACC wins, the Seminoles have committed just 19 turnovers (8.5 per game). In their two loss, FSU has 37 miscues (18.5 per game).


NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS

11-7, 2-2 ACC

The Tar Heels are coming off an 87-85 loss at Virginia on Tuesday, their third straight loss and fifth in eight games. Freshman guard Joseph Forte led UNC with 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while junior center Brendan Haywood had 20 points and 12 boards…The Heels shot 58.6 percent from the floor against Virginia and are hitting 51.0 percent for the season. They lead the ACC in that category…Forte leads Carolina in scoring at 16.3 points per game while Haywood is second at 12.7 points…Senior point guard Ed Cota is averaging 10.2 points and leads the ACC in assists at 8.6 per game. His 2.82-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio (155-to-55) is the confernece’s best.


THE GAME

Saturday’s game marks the 30th meeting between Florida State and North Carolina. The Tar Heels own a 24-5 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to Dec. 16, 1965…UNC has won five straight against the Seminoles and 14 of the last 16 in the series after sweeping two regular season meetings last year. The Tar Heels rallied from a three-point halftime deficit on the way to a 72-54 win in Tallahassee in the first meeting on Jan. 6. In the second contest, the Heels rolled 98-64 on Feb. 7 in Chapel Hill…FSU is just 4-14 against North Carolina since joining the ACC for the 1991-92 season, including a 2-6 mark in the Smith Center. Florida State has lost its last three games there by an average margin of 36.7 points…The Seminoles’ first ACC game was an 86-74 road win over No. 5 North Carolina on Dec. 15, 1991.


THE SERIES

UNC leads 24-5

Last Meeting

UNC 98, FSU 64

Feb. 7, 1999


ON THE AIR


Television

ABC

Brent Musberger

(Play-by-Play)

Dick Vitale

(Color)


Radio

Host/SSN

Gene Deckerhoff

(Play-by-Play)

Guy Morgan

(Color)


THE LINEUPS










FSUUNC
No.Name (Ht, Wt, Class)PPGRPGPos.No.Name (Ht, Wt, Class)PPGRPG
10Delvon Arrington (5-11, 170, Jr.)8.54.7G5Ed Cota (6-1, 196, Sr.)10.23.5
21Ron Hale (6-9, 210, Sr.)16.55.2G40Joseph Forte (6-4, 190, Fr.)16.35.6
15Damous Anderson (6-7, 220, Sr.)13.54.7F25Jason Capel (6-8, 230, So.)12.46.3
51Oliver Simmons (6-8, 225, Sr.)7.64.2F42Kris Lang (6-11, 235, So.)8.14.1
50David Anderson (7-0, 250, So.)3.14.7C00Brendan Haywood (7-0, 271, Jr.)12.76.4





Steve Robinson (Radford, ’81)Head CoachBill Guthridge (Kansas State, ’60)
(84-57 in 5 years, 38-39 in 3rd year at FSU)(69-21 in 3 yrs, 69-21 in 3rd year at UNC)

STATLINE




SCORINGSCORING DEFENSEFG%FG%D3FG%FT%BS/GST/GTOMRBM3FG/G
FSU63.866.4.422.393.364.6575.75.3-2.2-1.55.8
UNC79.271.3.510.411.369.6955.26.3-3.03.65.1
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