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Seminoles Host No. 1 Blue Devils

Jan. 4, 2002


FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
(7-5, 0-1 ACC)
VS.
NO. 1 DUKE BLUE DEVILS
(12-0, 1-0 ACC)
SUNDAY JANUARY 6, 2002, 6:30 P.M.
TALLAHASSEE LEON COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (12,200)
TALLAHASSEE, FLA.
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“You can credit our seniors for helping us win this game against South Florida. All three of those guys really stepped up in a big way for us. Delvon Arrington ran the show from the point guard position, Antwuan Dixon hits a big basket and Monte Cummings had several big baskets. It was an outstanding performance on those three guys parts to really give us a big lift.”

Steve Robinson
Head Coach, Florida State
Jan. 2, 2001


SETTING THE SCENE
Florida State plays host to No. 1-ranked Duke as the Atlantic Coast Conference begins in earnest for both teams. Florida State enters Sunday’s game riding a season-high three-game wining streak with post-Christmas victories coming against Virginia Tech (Dec. 27, 78-49), Campbell (Dec. 29, 93-47) and South Florida (Jan. 2, 78-47). The Seminoles’ current three-game winning streak is their longest since the 1999-00 season when they defeated Vanderbilt, The Citadel and Wake Forest in three consecutive games. Florida State defeated South Florida, 78-74, in its last game to close its non-conference schedule with a 7-4 record, its best since it win eight non-conference games during the 1998-99 season.


DELVON ARRINGTON POISED TO ENTER ASSIST STRATOSPHERE
Senior point guard Delvon Arrington enters Sunday’s game against Duke only 10 assists shy of breaking Florida State’s career record for assists. He has 593 career assists and needs only 10 assists to surpass former Seminole great Otto Petty (1971-73) and become the schools all-time assist leader.


THE GRADES ARE IN
The Florida State men’s basketball team continued its outstanding achievement in the classroom during the 2001 Fall semester. Sophomore guard Ryan Lowery led the way with a team leading and career-high tying 4.0 grade point average and led the team to an overall 2.657 grade point average for the semester. Lowery was one of five Seminole players to earn a 3.0 GPA or better and one of eight to earn at least a 2.7 or better during the fall semester. Lowery has now earned a perfect 4.0 during his collegiate career (three full semesters and two summer semesters).


In The Classroom During the Recently Completed Fall Semester:

  • Sophomore Ryan Lowery earned a 4.0 for the third consecutive semester and holds a perfect 4.0 GPA for his collegiate career,
  • Five student-athletes (David Anderson, Trevor Harvey, Marcell Haywood, Ryan Lowery and Andrew Wilson) earned a fall grade point average of 3.00 or higher,
  • One additional player (Michael Joiner) came as close to a 3.0 as possible as he earned a 2.950 grade point average,
  • Eight student-athletes earned a 2.7 grade point average of higher.


    FLORIDA STATE AGAINST THE NATION’S NO. 1 RANKED TEAM
    Florida State plays the nation’s No. 1 team for the 12th time in school history when it plays host to Duke Sunday night.

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