February 1, 1999
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999 at 7:00 pm
Leon County Civic Center (12,200), Tallahassee, FL
The Seminoles are coming off a 67-60 loss to Virginia at home on Saturday. Ron Hale led FSU with 19 points. It was the fourth straight time Hale has led Florida State in scoring and the seventh time in the last eight games. Hale has scored 20 points or more in five of his last seven games…The loss was the Tribe’s second consecutive. FSU has lost two in a row three times this season but has not lost three straight…Florida State’s bench continues to play well as both Adrian Crawford (13) and Damous Anderson (10) scored in double figures against Virginia. FSU has had a reserve score in double figures 21 times this year. Crawford and Anderson hit 9-of-21 from the field against UVA while FSU’s starting five made only 12-of-38…Anderson is averaging 14.8 points on 36-of-52 shooting (69.2 percent), 6.2 rebounds and 2.2 steals in his last six games.
The Bulls snapped a six-game losing streak with a 82-67 win at Houston on Saturday night. Sophomore forward Chonsey Ausbury led USF with 19 points while classmate Cedric Smith had 12 points and 13 rebounds…Freshman forward B.B. Waldon is one of the nation’s top newcomers. The Lakeland native leads South Florida in scoring (17.1 ppg), rebounding (7.7 rpg) and field goal percentage (51.3 percent)…The Bulls are hitting just 42.9 percent from the field on the season and hit just 58.8 percent as a team from the foul line. Defensively, USF is limiting its foes to 41.8 percent shooting and is forcing 20.7 turnovers per game…South Florida assistant David Zimroth was an assistant at FSU under Pat Kennedy from 1986-96.
Tuesday’s game marks the 28th meeting between Florida State and South Florida. The Seminoles hold an 18-9 lead in the all-times series, which dates back to Jan. 19, 1973…USF has won three of the last five meetings, including a 70-68 thriller in Tampa last year on Jan. 31…Seven of the last 12 games in the series have been decided by six points or fewer. The Bulls last five wins against FSU have come by four points or less, including four two-point victories…The game is Florida State’s final non-conference contest of the season. FSU is 6-5 out of the ACC this year.
FLORIDA STATE SOUTH FLORIDA
No. Name (Ht, Wt, Class) PPG RPG Pos. No. Name (Ht, Wt, Class) PPG RPG
10 Delvon Arrington (5-11, 180, So.) 7.6 2.9 G 23 Shaddrick Jenkins (6-4, 220, Sr.) 12.6 5.4
24 Terrell Baker (6-5, 200, Sr.) 14.4 4.6 G 4 Cedric Smith (6-4, 215, So.) 10.4 6.7
21 Ron Hale (6-8, 210, Jr.) 17.0 6.0 F 10 Chonsey Asbury (6-6, 205, So.) 11.1 4.1
51 Oliver Simmons (6-8, 225, Jr.) 6.9 4.5 F 14 B.B. Waldon (6-8, 210, Fr.) 17.1 7.7
42 Justin Mott (6-10, 235, Jr.) 1.3 2.9 C 32 Raheim Brown (6-10, 200, Fr.) 4.8 4.1
Steve Robinson (Radford, ’81) Head Coach Seth Greenberg (Fairleigh Dickinson, ’78)
(75-41 in 4 years, 29-23 in 2nd year at FSU) (140-110 in 9 years, 35-40 in 3rd year at USF)