Feb. 22, 2000
FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
The Seminoles opened a three-game homestand with a 64-54 come-from-behind win over Georgia Tech on Monday. Damous Anderson led FSU with 26 points in 28 minutes as the Tribe rallied from a 15-point first half deficit…Anderson, who posted a then career-high 25 points in the win at UNC on Jan. 22, leads the Seminoles in scoring in ACC games at a 17.2 clip. In league games, he ranks fourth in scoring, first in three-point field goal percentage (.459, 28-of-61) and fourth in field goal percentage (.536, 75-of-140)…Florida State matched a season-high with 18 assists in the win over Georgia Tech. Delvon Arrington led the way with 10, his third double-figure assist game this year. He ranks third in the ACC in assists at 6.3 per game…Freshman center Nigel Dixon matched a season-best with eight rebounds in 14 minutes against Tech. He is averaging 7.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 15.5 minutes in his last two games. The Orlando native is averaging 12.7 points and 15.5 rebounds per 40 minutes played.
NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS
The Tar Heels are coming off a 90-76 home loss to Virginia last Sunday. It was UNC’s fifth home defeat of the season. Sophomore Jason Capel led UNC with 17 points and nine rebounds in the game…Freshman Joseph Forte leads North Carolina in scoring at a 15.9 clip. He is the highest scoring Tar Heel freshman since current UNC assistant coach Phil Ford averaged 16.4 points per game in 1975…North Carolina leads the ACC in field goal percentage (.501) and three-point percentage (.373). Junior center Brendan Haywood leads the nation in field goal percentage, making 73.5 percent from the floor (136-of-185)…The Tar Heels force the third fewest turnovers per game in the ACC (11.9).
Wednesday’s game marks the 31st meeting between Florida State and North Carolina. The Tar Heels own a 24-6 advantage in the series, which dates back to Dec. 16, 1965…The Seminoles took the first meeting of the season with a 76-71 victory over the 21st-ranked Heels on Jan. 22 in Chapel Hill. The FSU win snapped a five-game series losing streak. UNC has won 14 of the last 17 against Florida State…The Seminoles are 5-14 against the Tar Heels since joining the ACC for the 1991-92 season, including a 2-6 mark in Tallahassee during that span. FSU has lost two in a row and six of seven at home to UNC…The contest pits the fourth and fifth place teams in the ACC. At 7-5, Carolina is a half game behind third place Virginia while Florida State (5-7) is a half game ahead of North Carolina State and Wake Forest.
UNC leads 24-6
FSU 76, UNC 71
Jan. 22, 2000