February 28, 2000 - by

Seminoles Take On Streaking Terps In Final Road Game

Feb. 28, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Seminoles are coming off a 71-64 win over Virginia on Saturday that closed a three-game homestand. Senior forward Damous Anderson led FSU with 24 points off the bench, making 8-of-14 from the field…Anderson averaged 22.7 points on the homestand, making 26-of-41 (63.4 percent) from the floor, including 10-of-15 (66.7 percent) from three-point range. He leads Florida State in scoring in ACC games at 17.7 points, is making 54.9 percent from the field (90-of-164) against conference foes and has made 49.3 percent from beyond the arc (35-of-71) in league games…The Seminoles’ win over Virginia was its sixth conference win of the year. A win at Maryland or in the season finale against NC State on Sunday would lock up fifth place in the league standings. It would also mark FSU’s most league victories and highest finish in the conference since winning 12 and taking second in 1992-93…Junior point guard Delvon Arrington averaged 9.0 assists and 2.0 turnovers in the three games last week. He ranks second in the ACC in assists at a 6.5 clip.


Wednesday, February 23
North Carolina 70, Florida State 67


Saturday, February 26
Florida State 71, Virginia 64


Wednesday, March 1 – 8:00 pm
at No. 19 Maryland (No TV)


Sunday, March 5 – 1:00 pm
vs. NC State (RJP)


March 9-12
Charlotte (NC) Coliseum at 47th ACC Tournament


MARYLAND TERRAPINS 21-7, 10-4 ACC
The Terrapins are coming off an 81-73 home win over North Carolina on Saturday. The win was Maryland’s fourth in a row, eighth straight in ACC play and eighth in its last last nine games overall…Sophomore guard Juan Dixon led the Terps with 23 points and hit five three-pointers against UNC. Dixon is averaging a team-leading 18.5 points per game this year after averaging just 7.4 per game last season. He has been in double figures in 16 straight games and is averaging 23.2 points in his last six…The Terrapins force 19.4 turnovers per game, second best in the ACC while holding their opponents to 39.6 percent field goal shooting, worst in the league…Maryland has outrebounded just three of its 14 ACC opponents and ranks seventh in the league in rebound margin (-1.7).


THE SERIES

Maryland leads 14-5


Last Meeting
Maryland 82, FSU 63
Jan. 29, 2000

ON THE AIR


Television
None


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


THE GAME
Wednesday’s game marks the 20th meeting between Florida State and Maryland. The Terrapins own a 14-5 advantage in the series, which dates back to Jan. 18, 1992…Maryland took the first meeting of the season with an 82-63 win in Tallahassee on Jan. 29 behind 24 points from Lonny Baxter and Juan Dixon’s 23. The victory was the Terps seventh straight against the Seminoles and their 13th in the last 15 meetings with FSU…Florida State is just 2-6 in eight previous games in Cole Field House. The Seminoles won their first two games there but have since lost six straight…Maryland enters the game in second place in the ACC and has locked down the conference tournament’s second seed. FSU, meanwhile, is in fifth place and a Tribe win would wrap up the No. 5 seed for the tournament…The contest closes the Seminoles’ road schedule. Florida State is 3-7 on the road this year and 2-5 in away ACC games.

THE LINEUPS

FLORIDA STATEMARYLAND
No.Name (Ht, Wt, Class)PPGRPGPos.No.Name (Ht, Wt, Class)PPGRPG
10Delvon Arrington (5-11, 170, Jr.)8.44.4G25Steven Blake (6-3, 175, Fr.)6.73.1
4Antwuan Dixon (6-5, 200, So.)4.83.4G3Juan Dixon (6-3, 152, So.)18.55.4
15Damous Anderson (6-7, 220, Sr.)15.84.8F15Danny Miller (6-8, 205, So.)8.92.9
51Oliver Simmons (6-8, 225, Sr.)7.25.0F44Terrence Morris (6-9, 205, Jr.)15.78.7
42Justin Mott (6-10, 240, Sr.)2.12.6C35Lonny Baxter (6-8, 250, So.)15.48.9
Steve Robinson (Radford, ’81)Head CoachGary Williams (Ohio State, ’68)
(88-63 in 5 years, 42-45 in 3rd year at FSU)(420-253 in 22 yrs, 213-125 in 11 yrs at MD)

STATLINE

SCORINGSCORING DEFENSEFG%FG%D3FG%FT%BS/GST/GTOMRBM3FG/G
FSU65.269.5.418.421.360.6814.45.1-3.10.76.1
Maryland76.966.4.466.396.360.6937.010.43.11.35.6

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