Jan. 12, 2001
Sunday, January 14, 2001, 1:39 P.M.
Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center (12,2000)
Seminole Radio Network
Jefferson Pilot Television
“Another game against a North Carolina team, another opposing coach who walked away scratching his head at why he let Michael Joiner get away. The latest was Wake Forest coach Dave Odom, who marveled at length at the exploits of the Florida State freshman forward after Tuesday night’s game.”
SETTING THE SCENE
Florida State plays host to No. 16 Maryland in its third Atlantic Coast Conference game of the season. The Seminoles have won three of their last five overall and four of their last five in the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center entering Sunday’s contest. Florida State is 4-1 at home since defeating Jacksonville on Dec. 17. The Seminoles were 4-4 in ACC play during the 1999-00 season and have won three of their last six conference games played at home since Feb. 5 of last season.
LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO…
ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK MICHAEL JOINER
ACC Freshman of the Year candidate Michael Joiner, who averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocked shots and 2.5 steals in two games last week, was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie-of-the-Week by the Atlantic Coast Conference Sportswriters Association on Jan. 8. Joiner scored 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in his first career ACC game against Duke. Unfazed by the Blue Devils’ high national ranking, Joiner made seven-of-12 shots from the field (58.3 percent) including his first career 3-point shot in ACC competition. He shot 58.3 percent (14-of-24) from the field and 40.0 percent from the 3-point arc while playing an average of 33.0 minutes per game for the week. He scored 17 points against UNC Asheville two days later and added five rebounds and three steals as the Seminoles closed out the non-conference portion of their schedule. He was on fire from the field for the second consecutive game (five-of-12, 58.3 percent) and was true on his second 3-point shot of the week.