January 28, 2000 - by
Seminoles Host No. 22 Maryland

Jan. 28, 2000

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000 at 1:30 pm
Leon County Civic Center (12,200)
Tallahassee, FL

FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
8-9, 3-3 ACC
The Seminoles are coming off an 86-81 loss at Virginia on Wednesday night. Ron Hale scored 26 points and Damous Anderson added 19 in the contest…Anderson is averaging 20.0 points in his last five games on 36-of-62 field goal shooting (58.1 percent), including 13-of-25 from beyond the arc (52.0 percent). He was named ACC Player of the Week after averaging 24.5 points in two games last week…FSU leads the ACC in three-point shooting, making 38.0 percent from beyond the arc this year (104-of-274). Anderson leads the conference in that category at 42.4 percent (25-of-60)…In its three ACC wins, Florida State has committed just 33 turnovers (11.0 per game). In their three losses, the Seminoles have 55 miscues (18.3 per game)…Hale is averaging 10.0 points in two home league games and 22.8 points in FSU’s four road conference contests. He has made 6-of-18 from the floor (33.3 percent) at home in those two games compared with 33-of-59 on the road (55.9 percent)…Florida State is 1-4 against ranked teams this season, beating No. 21 North Carolina 76-71 last Saturday.


MARYLAND TERRAPINS
13-6, 2-4 ACC
The Terrapins are coming off a 75-63 loss at North Carolina on Thursday. It was Maryland’s fourth loss in six games to start the ACC season…Sophomore guard Juan Dixon led the Terps with 22 points at UNC and leads the team in scoring at 16.9 points per game…Junior forward Terrence Morris, the ACC Preseason Player of the Year, had 16 points and 10 rebounds at Carolina and is averaging 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game…Maryland is forcing its opponents into 20.5 turnovers per game and its foes are hitting just 38.3 percent from the field…Freshman point guard Steven Blake, a native of Miami, ranks third in the ACC in assists at 6.5 per game and had nine at North Carolina.


THE GAME
Saturday’s game marks the 19th meeting between Florida State and Maryland. The Terrapins own a 13-5 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to Jan. 18, 1992…The Terps swpet three meetings from the Seminoles last season, winning 107-87 on Jan. 27 in College Park, 84-75 in Tallahassee on Feb. 27 and 93-69 in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on March 5…FSU is just 3-5 at home against Maryland and has lost two straight to the Terrapins in the Leon County Civic Center. Three of the last six meetings in Tallahassee have been decided by six points or fewer…Florida State enters the game tied for fourth place in the conference while Maryland enters tied for seventh.


THE SERIES
Maryland leads 13-5
Last Meeting
Maryland 93, FSU 69
March 5, 1999

THE LINEUPS

FLORIDA STATEMARYLAND
No.Name (Ht, Wt, Class)PPGRPGPos.No.Name (Ht, Wt, Class)PPGRPG
10Delvon Arrington (5-11, 170, Jr.)8.64.6G25Steven Blake (6-3, 175, Fr.)6.62.9
21Ron Hale (6-9, 210, Sr.)17.15.3G3Juan Dixon (6-3, 152, So.)16.96.2
15Damous Anderson (6-7, 220, Sr.)14.64.4F15Danny Miller (6-8, 205, So.)8.82.9
51Oliver Simmons (6-8, 225, Sr.)7.74.6F44Terrence Morris (6-9, 205, Jr.)16.18.6
50David Anderson (7-0, 250, So.)3.14.5C35Lonny Baxter (6-8, 250, So.)14.18.8

FSU Head Coach: Steve Robinson (Radford, ’81)
(85-58 in 5 years, 39-40 in 3rd year at FSU)

Maryland Head Coach: Gary Williams (Maryland, ’68)
(412-252 in 22 yrs, 205-124 in 11 yrs at MD)


STATLINE

SCORINGSCORING DEFENSEFG%FG%D3FG%FT%BS/GST/GTOMRBM3FG/G
FSU65.567.8.432.403.380.6585.45.5-2.3-1.16.1
Maryland74.663.8.455.383.322.6817.811.23.01.65.3

ON THE AIR

Television
Raycom/Jefferson-Pilot
Bob Rathbun
(Play-by-Play)
Bucky Waters
(Color)


Radio
Host/SSN
Gene Deckerhoff
(Play-by-Play)
Guy Morgan
(Color)

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