February 9, 2001 - by
Seminoles Host 15th-Ranked Deacons Saturday Afternoon

Feb. 9, 2001


FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES (6-16, 1-8 ACC)
VS
NO. 15 WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS (15-7, 4-6 ACC)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2001, NOON
TALLAHASSEE LEON COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (12,200)
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
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“Florida State starting freshman forward Michael Joiner won’t come out and say it, but he doesn’t have to. Letting last season’s Mr. Basketball in the state of North Carolina slip away to the Sunshine State was a big mistake. And Joiner has the numbers to prove it.”
Bob Thomas
The Florida Times Union
Jan. 24, 2001

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SETTING THE SCENE
Florida State plays host to No. 15 Wake Forest in its 23rd game of the season. The Seminoles are playing their 14th home game (of 16 total for the season) and sixth home Atlantic Coast Conference game of the season (of eight for the season). Florida State defeated Clemson, 88-84 (OT) in its last home game and is playing only its second game in the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center in the last 10 days. Wake Forest took a 76-53 decision against Florida State when the two teams met earlier this season (Jan. 9) in Winston-Salem.


LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO

  • Win its second consecutive ACC home game. The Seminoles defeated Clemson, 88-84 (OT) on Jan. 31 in Tallahassee,
  • Win its second consecutive ACC home game for the first time since Feb. 5 (against Wake Forest, 66-61) and Feb. 21 (against Georgia Tech, 64-54) of last season,
  • Defeat a ranked team for the first time since Jan. 22, 2000 when the Seminoles defeated No. 21 North Carolina, 76-71, in Chapel Hill, N.C.,
  • Defeat a ranked team at home for the Jan. 12, 1999 when the Seminoles defeated No. 25 Clemson, 70-64,
  • Defeat a ranked team for the sixth time in Steve Robinson’s four-year tenure at Florida State,
  • Defeat Wake Forest for the fifth consecutive time in the Leon County Civic Center. The Seminoles have defeated the Demon Deacons each year since 1997.

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