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Seminoles Look For Sweep In Chapel Hill

Feb. 16, 2002


FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
(10-12, 3-8 ACC) AT
NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS
(6-16, 2-10 ACC)
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2002, 3:00 P.M.
DEAN E. SMITH CENTER (21,750)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.
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“He (Delvon Arrington) is a pioneer first of all. It’s obvious he’s a really good player. He’s the first player in our conference to have graduated and earned a fifth year. It’s a great story. Being the first one, he sets an example for other kids who may come into the league and have to follow a similar route. It can be done and not only that, you can be at your best in your fifth year. Delvon is a really good player and he’s been the leader of that team. I admire what he’s done and I admire what Florida State has done in its’ commitment to him. It’s one of the really great stories in our conference.”

Mike Krzyzewski
Duke University
Feb. 12, 2002


SETTING THE SCENE
Florida State travels to play North Carolina in search of its second victory over the Tar Heels this season and its 16th regular season ACC sweep since joining the league for the 1991-92 season. The Seminoles most recently earned a regular season ACC sweep last year against Clemson and have swept at least one ACC team in three of Steve Robinson’s first four years at Florida State. The Seminoles are looking for their fourth ever win at North Carolina, with their most recent win at the Dean Dome coming under Steve Robinson on Jan. 22, 2000. Florida State, led by Sam Cassell, Bob Sura and Charlie Ward, won their first ever ACC game as they defeated the Tar Heels in the Dean Dome, 86-74, Dec. 15, 1991. Florida State defeated North Carolina, 81-71, Jan. 16, 2002 and have defeated both Duke (77-76, Jan, 6) and North Carolina in the same season for the first time in school history.


ALL-ACC CANDIDATE MONTE CUMMINGS
All-ACC candidate Monte Cummings enters Sunday’s game against North Carolina ranked second in the ACC in field goal shooting percentage (.54.2), tenth in free throw shooting percentage (74.1) and twelfth in scoring (14.4 ppg). Cummings has scored in double figures in 14 of the last 16 games (including nine of Florida State’s 11 ACC games this season) and has already scored nearly as many points this season in 21 games (303) as he did in 29 games last season (311).


LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO

  • Defeat North Carolina and earn two regular season victories over the Tar Heels in the same year for the second time in school history and first time since the 1991-92 season,
  • Earn its fourth ACC victory of the season and match last year’s conference win total. The Seminoles won their fourth ACC game last season as they defeated Clemson, 75-63, March 3,
  • Earn their first victory on Tobacco Road this season,
  • Win its third game of the regular season against an ACC team from the state of North Carolina. It would mark the first time the 1997-98 season that Steve Robinson has led the Seminoles to at least three victories over North Carolina-based ACC team.
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