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The Seminoles Travel To Charlottesville To Face 13th Ranked Cavaliers

Jan. 15, 2001


FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES (5-11, 0-3 ACC)
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NO. 13 VIRGINIA CAVALIERS (11-3, 1-3 ACC)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2001, 8:00 P.M.
UNIVERSITY HALL (8,394)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
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“Another game against a North Carolina team, another opposing coach who walked away scratching his head at why he let Michael Joiner get away. The latest was Wake Forest coach Dave Odom, who marveled at length at the exploits of the Florida State freshman forward after Tuesday night’s game.”


Mike Wallace
Tallahassee Democrat

SETTING THE SCENE

Florida State travels to Charlottesville to play the No. 13 Virginia Cavaliers in its fourth Atlantic Coast Conference game of the season. The Seminoles’ game against the Cavaliers marks the fourth consecutive contest against a ranked conference opponent. It is also their second league road game of the season.

LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO…

  • Play its third consecutive game against a ranked conference opponent for the first time since the 1996-97 season. The Seminoles defeated No. 19 North Carolina (84-71, Jan. 22) and No. 5 Maryland (Jan. 29, 74-70) and fell to No. 4 Wake Forest (Jan. 25, 58-61) during the three-game stretch,
  • Play a ranked Atlantic Coast Conference opponent for the fourth consecutive game for the first time in school history,
  • Defeat Virginia in Charlottesville for the third time in the last four years. The Seminoles defeated the Cavaliers on the road during the 1997-98 (Feb. 4, 1998, 71-63) and 1998-99 seasons (Dec. 1, 1998, 72-69). The Cavaliers won in Charlottesville during the 1999-00 season (Jan. 26, 2000, 86-81).

    FLORIDA STATE SCHEDULE RANKED AS ACC’S SECOND TOUGHEST

    Florida State, which has already played four teams currently ranked in the nation’s top 25, enters Tuesday night’s game having played the 21st toughest schedule among all Division I men’s basketball teams. The Seminoles will add to their loaded schedule as they travel to play No. 13 Virginia and play host to No. 6 North Carolina on Saturday in Tallahassee.

    The Rating Percentage Index (RPI) has been used by the NCAA since 1981 to supplement the selection of at-large teams and the seeding of all teams for the NCAA basketball tournament. The list below is an independent duplication of the RPI without input from the NCAA. It is derived from three factors: Division I winning percentage (25%), schedule strength (50%) and opponents’ schedule strength (25%).

    ACC Teams’ Strength Of Schedule

    Rank    Team       Strength     Rank    Team         Strength
    1.      Duke            20      6.      Virginia        70
    2.      Florida State   21      7.      NC State        108
    3.      North Carolina  29      8.      Maryland        120
    4.      Georgia Tech    34      9.      Clemson         237
    5.      Wake Forest     41

    JOINER GRABS 17 REBOUNDS AGAINST WAKE FOREST

    ACC Freshman of the Year candidate Michael Joiner grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds against Wake Forest on Jan. 9. It was the most rebounds by a Florida State player in an ACC game.


    PROBABLE STARTERS FOR FLORIDA STATE

    F       #1      Michael Joiner (10.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, Career-high 17 rebounds vs. Wake, 1/9/01)
    F       #4      Antwuan Dixon (8.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 10 pts., 11 rebs, vs. Jacksonville, 12/17/00)
    C       #33     Mike Mathews (6.9 ppg, 3.4 bpg, 14 pts., 6 rebs., vs. Jacksonville, 12/17/00)
    G       #5      Adrian Crawford (10.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg, Career-high 25 points vs. Vanderbilt, 12/9/00)
    G       #10     Delvon Arrington (9.9 ppg, 4.8 apg, 14 pts., 7 asts., vs. Binghamton, 12/21/00)

    …AND TOP RESERVES

    G       #12     Ryan Lowery (0.6 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 3 pts., 4 asts., vs. Rhode Island, 11/25/00)
    G       #20     Andrew Wilson (4.1 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 11 points, 1 turnover vs. S. Fla., 12/7/00)
    G       #30     Monte Cummings (10.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 19 points, 6 rebs., vs. Duke, 1-4-01)
    C       #34     Nigel Dixon (8.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 23 pts., 10 rebs. vs. Rhode Island, 11/25/00)
    C       #50     David Anderson (1.3 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 4 pts., 1 blk., vs. Ohio State, 11/23/00)
    
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