January 14, 2000 - by
Men’s Hoops Takes On No. 6 Duke Sunday

Jan. 14, 2000

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000 at 4:00 pm — Leon County Civic Center (12,200), Tallahassee, FL

The Blue Devils have won 12 straight games since opening the season with two losses. Duke is coming off an 82-57 home win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday. Junior forward Shane Battier led the Devils with 19 points…Senior Chris Carrawell leads six Duke players that are averaging in double figures at 17.2 points per game. He ranks fourth in the ACC in scoring…The Blue Devils have won 25 consecutive ACC games and 34 of its last 35. Its last regular season league loss to an opponent other than North Carolina was on Jan. 26, 1997 at Maryland…The Blue Devils lead the ACC in scoring (90.1 ppg), scoring margin (20.9), free throw percentage (.758), three-point percentage (.366) and three-pointers per game (8.5).The Seminoles are coming off a 60-57 home win over Clemson on Wednesday to run their ACC record to 2-0. Damous Anderson and Ron Hale combined for FSU’s final 16 points and both finished 18 in the game…The 2-0 ACC start marks the first time in Florida State’s nine years in the league that it has won its first two conference games. The Seminoles have won at least three straight ACC games just four times, doing it twice in 1992 and twice again in 1993…Sixth-ranked Duke is the fourth top 10 team that FSU has faced this season.

Florida State has lost nine in a row to teams in the AP Top 25…Hale is averaging 21.6 points in his last five games on 49.3 percent shooting (37-of-75), including 52.4 percent from three-point range (11-of-21). The stretch coincided with Hale not wearing his protective mask for the broken nose he suffered in the season-opener at Florida…Anderson is averaging 16.5 points in his last two. That comes after a five-game stretch where he averaged just 6.3 points per game.Sunday’s game marks the 18th meeting between Florida State and Duke.

The Blue Devils own a 15-2 advantage in the series, which dates back to Jan. 3, 1954…Duke swept the series with a pair of convincing victories last year – winning 98-73 on Jan. 16 in Durham and 85-59 in Tallahassee on Feb. 17…The Seminoles have lost nine straight against Duke and are 2-14 against the Devils since joining the ACC in 1991-92. Both of FSU’s wins have come in Tallahassee. Florida State won 89-88 in overtime on Jan. 24, 1993 and 78-75 on Jan. 21, 1995. The Seminoles are 2-6 against Duke in the Leon County Civic Center…FSU and Duke are the only two unbeatens in the ACC and the winner of the contest will have sole possesion of first place in the league.

FLORIDA STATE	                                       DUKE
No. Name (Ht, Wt, Class)                 PPG  RPG  Pos.   No.  Name (Ht, Wt, Class)             PPG  RPG  
10  Delvon Arrington (5-11, 170, Jr.)     8.3  4.8  G     22  Jason Williams (6-2, 190, Fr.)    14.8  5.1  
21  Ron Hale (6-9, 210, Sr.)             18.2  5.3  G     14  Nate James (6-6, 205, Jr.)        10.9  5.0  
15  Damous Anderson (6-7, 220, Sr.)      12.5  5.1  F     23  Chris Carrawell (6-5, 215, Sr.)   17.2  6.2  
51  Oliver Simmons (6-8, 225, Sr.)        7.3  4.8  F     31  Shane Battier (6-8, 215, Jr.)     16.1  6.1  
50  David Anderson (7-0, 250, So.)        3.0  4.4  C      4  Carlos Boozer (6-9, 260, Fr.)     12.1  6.4  
Steve Robinson (Radford, '81)                                  Head Coach  Mike Kryzewski (Army, '69)  
(84-55 in 5 years, 38-37 in 3rd year at FSU)                 (554-216 in 25 yrs, 481-157 in 20 yrs at Duke)


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Saturday, January 8
South Florida 66, Florida State 55
Wednesday, January 12
Florida State 60, Clemson 57
Saturday, January 16 – 4:00 pm
vs. No. 6 Duke (RJP)
Wednesday, January 19 – 7:30 pm
at Georgia Tech (No TV)
Saturday, January 22 – 1:00 pm

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