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Seminoles Battle Georgia Tech On Senior Day

March 1, 2002


FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
(11-14, 4-10 ACC) VS
GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS
(14-15, 6-9 ACC)
SATURDAY MARCH 2, 2002, 12:00 NOON
TALLAHASSEE LEON COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (12,200)
TALLAHASSEE, FL
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“He (Delvon Arrington) is a pioneer first of all. It’s obvious he’s a really good player. He’s the first player in our conference to have graduated and earned a fifth year. It’s a great story. Being the first one, he sets an example for other kids who may come into the league and have to follow a similar route. It can be done and not only that, you can be at your best in your fifth year. Delvon is a really good player and he’s been the leader of that team. I admire what he’s done and I admire what Florida State has done in its’ commitment to him. It’s one of the really great stories in our conference.”

Mike Krzyzewski
Duke University
Feb. 12, 2002


SETTING THE SCENE
Florida State plays host to Georgia Tech on Senior Day at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center. Head coach Steve Robinson and the Seminole men’s basketball program will celebrate the careers of five very special players who have played a large part in writing the history of the Florida State program. The list includes center David Anderson (Lamar, Colo.), guard Delvon Arrington (Hillside, N.J.), guard Monte Cummings (Quincy, Fla.), forward Antwuan Dixon (Marietta, Ga.) and forward Adam Krieg (Ft. Myers, Fla.). Anderson enters Saturday’s game ranked 12th in Florida State history with 55 career blocked shots, Arrington ranks first in Seminole history with 669 career assists and second in steals with 220, Dixon ranks 13th in school history with 78 career 3-point shots made and Krieg will earn his first varsity letter as a member of the Seminoles this season.


FLORIDA STATE VS. GEORGIA TECH
Florida State plays host to Georgia Tech in the final regular season game for both teams. The Seminoles and Yellow Jackets will participate in the 49th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament at the Charlotte Coliseum beginning March 7. Florida State enters Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech having won two consecutive and three of the last five home games played against the Yellow Jackets. A victory by the Seminoles today would be their fifth in ACC play this season and put the Seminoles in seventh place in the final standings. Florida State would then face No. 2 seeded Duke in the first round of the ACC Tournament Friday at 7 p.m. That game will be televised nationally by ESPN.


ALL ACC-CANDIDATE MONTE CUMMINGS
All-ACC candidate Monte Cummings enters Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech ranked second in the ACC in field goal shooting percentage (54.8), eighth in free throw shooting percentage (76.4) and 10th in scoring (15.2 ppg). All are career-high statistics for the senior guard. Cummings is joined by only Duke’s Carlos Boozer, NC State’s Anthony Grundy and Wake Forest’s Darius Songaila as the four players ranked in the top 10 of the ACC statistics in field goal shooting and free throw shooting percentage and per game scoring average. Cummings has scored in double figures in 21 of 25 overall games, 13 of 15 ACC games and has scored in double figures against all eight conference opponents at least once this season.


LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO:

  • Win its fifth ACC game of the year and surpass its conference win total from last season. The Seminoles were 4-12 in the ACC during the 2000-01 season,


  • Defeat Georgia Tech for the second consecutive season on Senior Day. The Seminoles defeated Georgia Tech, 69-59, Feb. 28 of last season,


  • Win on Senior Day for the fourth time during the Steve Robinson era,


  • Win its fifth conference game of the season to mark the fourth time during the Steve Robinson era the Seminoles had won at least five ACC games in a single season.
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