February 8, 1999
FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES vs.
GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS
Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999 at 8:00 pm
Leon County Civic Center (12,200)
The Seminoles are coming off their worst loss of the season, a 98-64 setback at No. 12 North Carolina on Sunday. The defeat was FSU’s third in its last four games and third straight in ACC play…Despite the three-game league losing streak, Florida State remains in fourth place in the conference entering the week, a half game ahead of NC State and one and a half ahead of Georgia Tech…Senior guard Terrell Baker was held to nine points in the loss at UNC. It was the fifth time this year that he has been held under 10 points, all coming in Seminole losses. Baker is averaging 17.1 points on 56.9 percent shooting in FSU’s 12 wins…Damous Anderson made his second straight start in the UNC game. He had 10 points and four rebounds. Anderson has scored in double figures in seven straight games and is averaging 13.3 points in that span.
Record – 12-10
ACC – 5-5
Record – 13-10
ACC – 4-7
The Series –FSU Leads 17-12
Last Meeting – 1/9/99 – FSU 75, GT 56
On The Air
Tim Brando (Play-by-Play), Gil McGregor (Color)
Gene Deckerhoff (Play-by-Play), Jackie Pons (Color)
The Yellow Jackets have lost three straight after last Saturday’s 87-79 home loss to then No. 2 Duke. It was the closest ACC game of the year for the Blue Devils. Junior forward Jason Collier led Tech with 26 points and eight rebounds…Collier, a 7-0 transfer from Indiana, leads the Jackets in scoring at 17.5 points per game. He ranks third in the ACC in league games only at 18.1 points per game behind FSU’s Ron Hale and Elton Brand of Duke…Alvin Jones, a 6-11 sophomore, leads the ACC in rebounding (9.5 rpg) and blocked shots (4.0 bpg)…Despite its size along the frontline, Georgia Tech is being outrebounded by 2.6 per game (39.7-37.1)…Tech is shooting just 42.1 percent from the field and committing 17.7 turnovers per game.
Thursday’s game marks the 30th meeting between Florida State and Georgia Tech and pits the fourth (FSU) and sixth (Ga. Tech) place teams in the ACC. The Seminoles own a 17-12 lead in the all-time series and have won three of the last four contests…FSU won the first meeting this year 75-56 on Jan. 9 in Atlanta. The 19-point margin of victory was Florida State’s largest ever in an ACC road game…The Seminoles are 9-6 against the Yellow Jackets since joining the ACC in 1991-92 and are 4-3 at home during that span. FSU has lost three of its last four home games to Tech.
FLORIDA STATE GEORGIA TECH
No. Name (Ht, Wt, Class) PPG RPG Pos. No. Name (Ht, Wt, Class) PPG RPG
10 Delvon Arrington (5-11, 180, So.) 8.1 3.0 G 3 Tony Aikins (6-0, 175, Fr.) 12.0 3.9
24 Terrell Baker (6-5, 200, Sr.) 14.4 4.7 G 34 Jason Floyd (6-6, 210, Jr.) 14.4 5.3
21 Ron Hale (6-8, 210, Jr.) 17.0 5.7 F 23 Jon Babul (6-7, 226, So.) 6.0 6.5
15 Damous Anderson (6-6, 215, Jr.) 10.5 4.7 F 52 Jason Collier (7-0, 250, Jr.) 17.5 6.3
42 Justin Mott (6-10, 235, Jr.) 1.3 2.8 C 4 Alvin Jones (6-11, 265, So.) 11.6 9.5
Steve Robinson (Radford, ’81) Bobby Cremins (South Carolina, ’70)
(76-42 in 4 years, 30-24 in 2nd year at FSU) (439-284 in 23 years, 338-214 in 18th year at GT)