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Men’s Basketball Heads To Georgia Tech Wednesday


Seminoles looking to go 3-1 in the ACC.



Jan. 16, 2000

Seminoles Return to Road at Georgia Tech

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000 at 7:30 pm

Alexander Memorial Coliseum (10,000)

Atlanta, GA

FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES (7-7, 2-1 ACC)

The Seminoles are coming off their first ACC loss of the season, an 85-54 setback at the hands of No. 6 Duke. FSU led 34-32 at halftime but was outscored 53-20 in the second half in being dealt its worst home loss ever…Oliver Simmons led Florida State with 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting. In his last five games, the senior is averaging 9.6 points on 53.9 percent shooting (21-of-39)…Senior Ron Hale, who entered the Duke game as the ACC’s leading scorer in conference games, was held to two points on 1-of-7 shooting against the Blue Devils. It equalled a season-low but his other two-point performance came in just eight minutes due to a knee injury at Northwestern…Duke became the first team to hit at least 50 percent from the field against FSU this year as it made 54.5 percent (36-of-66), including 68.8 percent in the second half (22-of-32). Still, the Seminoles are limiting their opponents to 39.2 percent shooting on the season…Damous Anderson is averaging 15.8 points in his last three. That comes after a five-game stretch where he averaged just 6.3 points.

GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (8-7, 1-2 ACC)

The Yellow Jackets are coming off a 69-68 win over No. 15 Maryland on Saturday at home. It was their first ACC win of the season after two losses and marked their first win over a ranked opponent in five tries this year…Senior forward Jason Collier posted a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds in the win over Maryland. He leads Georgia Tech in scoring and rebounding with averages of 18.2 points and 9.7 rebounds. Those figures are good for second and third in the ACC, respectively. The Yellow Jackets other four starters all are averaging in double figures…Tech is making 42.8 percent from the field while allowing its opponents to hit 42.7 percent from the floor. The Jackets are outrebounding their foes by 4.9 per game (40.8-35.9).

THE GAME

Wednesday’s game marks the 41st meeting between Florida State and Georgia Tech. The Seminoles own a 23-17 advantage in the series, which dates back to Jan. 19, 1963…The teams split the season series a year ago by trading road wins. The Seminoles won 75-56 in Atlanta on Jan. 9. The 19-point margin of victory is FSU’s largest ever in an ACC road game. The Yellow Jackets got revenge with a 111-108 double overtime win in Tallahassee on Feb. 11…Florida State is 9-7 against Georgia Tech since joining the ACC in 1991-92 and has posted a 5-3 record in Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The facility is the only road arena in the league that FSU has a winning record in since entering the conference…The Seminoles have won three of their last five games with Tech. That followed a Yellow Jacket five game-winning streak in the series. Florida State had won the previous six.

THE SERIES

FSU leads 23-17

Last Meeting

Ga. Tech 111, FSU 108

Feb. 11, 1999

ON THE AIR

Television

None

Radio

Host/SSN

Gene Deckerhoff (Play-by-Play)

Guy Morgan (Color)

THE LINEUPS

FLORIDA STATE   

Pos. No.  Name            (Ht, Wt, Class)    PPG   RPG      

G    10   Delvon Arrington (5-11, 170, Jr.)  8.4   4.7   

G    21   Ron Hale (6-9, 210, Sr.)          16.9   5.1   

F    15   Damous Anderson (6-7, 220, Sr.)   12.6   4.8   

F    51   Oliver Simmons (6-8, 225, Sr.)     7.9   4.4   

C    50   David Anderson (7-0, 250, So.)     3.1   4.5   

Head Coach: Steve Robinson (Radford, '81) (84-56 in 5 years, 38-38 in 3rd year at FSU)

GEORGIA TECH Pos. No. Name (Ht, Wt, Class) PPG RPG G 3 Tony Akins (6-0, 175, So.) 11.3 3.8 G 11 Shaun Fein (6-3, 184, Jr.) 10.4 3.3 F 34 Jason Floyd (6-6, 210, Sr.) 11.7 3.9 F 52 Jason Collier (7-0, 250, Sr.) 18.2 9.7 C 4 Alvin Jones (6-11, 265, Jr.) 11.9 8.4

Head Coach: Bobby Cremins (South Carolina, '70) (449-297 in 25 yrs, 349-227 in 19 yrs at GT)

STATLINE

 SCORING SCORING DEFENSE  FG% FG%D 3FG%  FT%  BS/G  ST/G  TOM  RBM 3FG/G

FSU 63.9 66.5 .419 .392 .366 .659 5.9 5.2 -2.3 -2.2 5.9

GT 76.3 75.0 .428 .427 .353 .712 5.0 6.1 -3.3 4.9 8.3

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