Feb. 6, 2002
FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
(10-10, 3-6 ACC)
NO. 1 DUKE BLUE DEVILS
(20-1, 8-1 ACC)
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2001, 7:00 P.M.
CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM (9,314)
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“Delvon Arrington not only leads by example, but I think he leads by communicating those thoughts to the rest of the players on the team. He is a guy that people congregate to and tend to follow his lead.”
Florida State University
Jan. 14, 2002
SETTING THE SCENE
Florida State, the only team in the nation to defeat No. 1 ranked Duke this season, travels to Durham to play the Blue Devils Thursday night. The Seminoles enter the game looking to become the first team since the 1998 North Carolina Tar Heels to defeat the nation’s No. 1 ranked team twice in a single season. The Tar Heels defeated Duke twice on their way to the 1998 NCAA Final Four. Only nine times in the history of the Associated Press poll has one team defeated two No. 1 ranked teams in the poll during the same season. Florida State enters Thursday night’s game looking to become the fifth ACC in history to accomplish the feat.
LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO
ALL-ACC CANDIDATE MONTE CUMMINGS
All-ACC candidate Monte Cummings enters Thursday night’s game against Duke averaging a team-leading and career-high 15.6 points per game. He scored 23 points against Wake Forest Saturday and has scored in double figures in a career-high 14 consecutive games. Cummings has scored in double figures in every Seminole game since Dec. 16 and is averaging 18.5 points during the span. He has scored 20 or more points six times, led the Seminoles in scoring 11 times and led Florida State to victories over No. 1 ranked Duke, North Carolina and Clemson in ACC play and Conference USA front-runner South Florida. Cummings averages more points in ACC competition (18.2 ppg) than he did against non-conference opponents (13.3 ppg).