Florida State Men's Basketball - 1979-80 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Joe Williams, Head Coach
Bob Dotson, Assistant Coach
Frank Gilmore, Graduate Assistant
John Jones, Assistant Coach
Jim Towey, Graduate Assistant

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1979-80 FSU Basketball Handbook

Background: Coach Joe Williams
Foreground: Tony Jackson, Murray Brown and Mickey Dillard

1980 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Marvin Haynes, 6-2, 180, G, Avon Park

Ed Young, 6-3, 175, G, Houston, TX


1980 Roster - By Name

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  43 Kris Anderson         F-C     6-9   220  Sr   ***  Yulee (Fernandina Beach)
* 10 Rodney Arnold         G       6-4   195  So-R      Kingsport, TN (Kingsport Christian/Furman)
  20 James Bozeman         F       6-5   199  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Florida)
* 34 Murray Brown          F       6-8   205  Sr   ***  Tampa (Robinson)
  30 Ed Chatman            F       6-3   190  Jr   *    Leesburg (Gulf Coast JC)
* 24 Greg Collinsworth     F       6-5   195  So   *    Titusville (Titusville)
* 35 Jerry Cox             G       6-4   180  Sr   **   Indianapolis, IN (Broad Ripple/Wabash Valley CC)
* 22 Mickey Dillard        G       6-3   170  Jr-R **   Dania (Nova)
*  3 Marvin Haynes         G       6-2   180  Fr        Avon Park (Lake Placid)
* 23 Tony Jackson          G       6-0   165  Sr   ***  Lexington, KY (Bryan Station)
  33 Donnie Kuhl           C       6-9   235  Sr   ***  Orlando (Evans)
  32 Scott Matchett        G       6-3   185  Jr        Jacksonville (Terry Parker/Florida CC)
* 11 Bobby Parks           G       5-11  160  Jr   **   Clearwater (Clearwater)
* 42 Elvis Rolle           C       6-10  216  Jr-R      Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce Central/Oral Roberts)
* 54 Pernell Tookes        F       6-6   185  So   *    Orlando (Boone)
* 12 Ed Young              G       6-3   175  Fr        Houston, TX (Spring Valley)

1980 Roster - By Number

L
T                                                  PY
R No Name                  Pos     Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*  3 Marvin Haynes         G       6-2   180  Fr        Avon Park (Lake Placid)
* 10 Rodney Arnold         G       6-4   195  So-R      Kingsport, TN (Kingsport Christian/Furman)
* 11 Bobby Parks           G       5-11  160  Jr   **   Clearwater (Clearwater)
* 12 Ed Young              G       6-3   175  Fr        Houston, TX (Spring Valley)
  20 James Bozeman         F       6-5   199  Jr   **   Tallahassee (Florida)
* 22 Mickey Dillard        G       6-3   170  Jr-R **   Dania (Nova)
* 23 Tony Jackson          G       6-0   165  Sr   ***  Lexington, KY (Bryan Station)
* 24 Greg Collinsworth     F       6-5   195  So   *    Titusville (Titusville)
  30 Ed Chatman            F       6-3   190  Jr   *    Leesburg (Gulf Coast JC)
  32 Scott Matchett        G       6-3   185  Jr        Jacksonville (Terry Parker/Florida CC)
  33 Donnie Kuhl           C       6-9   235  Sr   ***  Orlando (Evans)
* 34 Murray Brown          F       6-8   205  Sr   ***  Tampa (Robinson)
* 35 Jerry Cox             G       6-4   180  Sr   **   Indianapolis, IN (Broad Ripple/Wabash Valley CC)
* 42 Elvis Rolle           C       6-10  216  Jr-R      Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce Central/Oral Roberts)
  43 Kris Anderson         F-C     6-9   220  Sr   ***  Yulee (Fernandina Beach)
* 54 Pernell Tookes        F       6-6   185  So   *    Orlando (Boone)

1979-80 Noles in the Pros

Name                     No      Pos                Team
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dave Cowens              18      C                  Boston Celtics
Harry Davis              23      C                  San Antonio Spurs

Noles in the Pros -  2

1980 Schedule and Results

             
GAME DAY
OPP EOY
DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
NCAA
NIT
FSU
AP
FSU
UPI
OPP
AP
OPP
UPI
AP
UPI
11/30
Ref
H
FLORIDA A&M
W 101-63
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/02
Ref
H
JACKSONVILLE
L 76-77
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/06
Ref
A
SOUTH FLORIDA
W 89-71
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/08
Ref
N
FLORIDA
Jacksonville, Fl
W 87-70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/20
Ref
H
MINNESOTA
W 112-91
 
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/29
Ref
A
WESTERN KENTUCKY
W 67-65
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/31
Ref
N
TULANE
Miami, Fl
W 108-97
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/04
Ref
A
SAINT LOUIS
W 75-73
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/07
Ref
H
SOUTH FLORIDA
W 84-69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/10
Ref
A
MEMPHIS STATE
W 74-69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/12
Ref
A
TULANE
L 79-80
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/14
Ref
H
SOUTH CAROLINA-AIKEN
W 82-69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/19
Ref
A
MARQUETTE
L 64-74
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/21
Ref
H
VIRGINIA TECH
L 77-79
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01/27
Ref
A
LOUISVILLE
L 73-79
1
 
 
 
7
 
2
4
02/02
Ref
A
CINCINNATI
W 54-52
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/04
Ref
H
AUBURN
W 73-69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/07
Ref
H
MEMPHIS STATE
Forfeit with 15:40 left in the 2nd half
W 55-54
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/09
Ref
H
CINCINNATI
W 77-74
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/11
Ref
A
FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL
W 85-78
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/14
Ref
H
SAINT LOUIS
W 71-69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/16
Ref
A
JACKSONVILLE
W 64-55
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/18
Ref
H
CLEVELAND STATE
W 86-83
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/20
Ref
H
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
W 89-87
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/22
Ref
A
VIRGINIA TECH
L 76-78
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/24
Ref
H
LOUISVILLE
L 75-83
1
 
 
 
2
 
2
4
02/28
Ref
N
TULANE
Metro, Louisville, Ky
W 85-73
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02/29
Ref
N
CINCINNATI
2 OT, Metro, Louisville, Ky
W 79-69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/01
Ref
A
LOUISVILLE
Metro Championship
L 72-81
1
 
 
 
4
 
2
4
03/07
Ref
N
TOLEDO
NCAA, Bowling Green, Ky
W 94-91
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/09
Ref
N
KENTUCKY
NCAA, Bowling Green, Ky
L 78-97
 
 
 
 
4
 
4
3
Conference games in bold

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    22- 9   10- 3    7- 5    5- 1
VS METRO CONF     7- 5    3- 2    3- 3    1- 0
AGAINST TOP 25    0- 4    0- 1    0- 2    0- 1

1980 METRO CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  LOUISVILLE           12- 0    33- 3 
 2  VIRGINIA TECH         8- 4    21- 8 
 3  FLORIDA STATE         7- 5    22- 9 
 4  MEMPHIS STATE         5- 7    13-14 
 5  SAINT LOUIS           4- 8    12-15 
 6t CINCINNATI            3- 9    13-15 
 6t TULANE                3- 9    10-17 

1980 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT, Louisville, Ky
   Date                    Score                                    Comments
==========  ==================================================  ==================================
02/28/1980  (7)CINCINNATI 65, (2)VIRGINIA TECH 51               Round 1
02/28/1980  (3)FLORIDA STATE 85, (6)TULANE 73                   Round 1
02/28/1980  (4)MEMPHIS STATE 62, (5)SAINT LOUIS 60              Round 1
02/29/1980  (3)FLORIDA STATE 79, (7)CINCINNATI 69               Round 2, 2 OT                                              
02/29/1980  (1)LOUISVILLE 84, (4)MEMPHIS STATE 65               Round 2
03/01/1980  (1)LOUISVILLE 81, (3)FLORIDA STATE 72               Round 3

1979-80 - 30 Point Club

Name Date Opponent FGM FGA 3FGM 3FGA FTM FTA PTS --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Elvis Rolle 11/30/1979 FLORIDA A&M 12 15 8 11 32 Mickey Dillard 12/08/1979 FLORIDA 13 22 5 6 31 Murray Brown 02/18/1980 CLEVELAND STATE 12 16 7 7 31 Elvis Rolle 12/31/1979 TULANE 13 19 4 6 30 Mickey Dillard 02/09/1980 CINCINNATI 11 16 8 8 30 Murray Brown 02/20/1980 ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 12 14 6 10 30

1979-80 - 15 Rebound Club

Name Date Opponent O-REB D-REB TOTAL ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Murray Brown 02/09/1980 CINCINNATI 6 10 16 Murray Brown 02/04/1980 AUBURN 4 11 15

1979-80 - 10 Assist Club

Name Date Opponent Assists ------------------------------------------------------------------ Tony Jackson 02/20/1980 ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 15 Tony Jackson 02/18/1980 CLEVELAND STATE 12 Tony Jackson 12/06/1979 SOUTH FLORIDA 11 Tony Jackson 01/04/1980 SAINT LOUIS 11

1979-80 EOY Stats

Name                 GP GS  Min  FGM  FGA  PCT  FTM FTA  PCT  PTS  AVG    REB  AVG  PF DQ  AST   TO  BLK  STL
=============================================================================================================
Mickey Dillard       31 31 1090  242  458 .528  151 197 .766  635 20.5    130  4.2  93  2   72  129   13   53
Murray Brown         31 31 1097  230  356 .646  119 172 .692  579 18.7    240  7.7  85  1   19   46   16   13
Elvis Rolle          31 31  999  197  332 .593   82 142 .577  476 15.4    245  7.9  98  4   25   85   42   15
Bobby Parks          31 28  857   93  188 .495   56  77 .727  242  7.8     69  2.2  75  2   83   57    4   28
Rodney Arnold        23  3  432   68  167 .407   64  89 .719  200  8.7     31  1.3  50  1   40   37    2   19
Tony Jackson         31 31 1146   74  173 .428   26  45 .578  174  5.6     75  2.4  89  3  216  105    8   65
Pernell Tookes       31  0  430   53  112 .473   22  29 .759  128  4.1    118  3.8  44  0   11   21    3    9
Jerry Cox            12  0   54    3   10 .300    5  11 .455   11  0.9      7  0.6   7  0    4    3    0    1
Greg Collinsworth     9  0   39    3    9 .333    4   4 1.00   10  1.1      8  0.9  11  0    1    3    2    1
Ed Young              4  0   11    1    2 .500    1   5 .200    3  0.8      0  0.0   1  0    0    1    0    0
Marvin Haynes         5  0   13    1    4 .250    1   2 .500    3  0.6      1  0.2   3  0    0    3    0    0
Scott Matchett        1  0    2    0    0 .000    0   0 .000    0  0.0      0  0.0   0  0    0    0    0    0
Team                                                                       97                      
=============================================================================================================
FSU                  31          965 1811 .533  531 773 .687 2461 79.4   1021 32.9 556 13  471  490   90  204
Opp                  31          968 1942 .498  383 560 .684 2319 74.8   1018 32.8 669 29  405  497   99  233

1979-80 Game Stats

FLORIDA STATE 101, FLORIDA A&M 63
11/30/1979, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  30   2   4   2   2   6     1  2   4   2  2   2
22 Mickey Dillard        g  33  11  15   4   5  26     6  3   5   2  0   3
23 Tony Jackson          g  33   0   3   2   2   2     1  4   6   1  0   2
34 Murray Brown          f  24   7  12   3   5  17     3  4   0   2  1   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  30  12  15   8  11  32     9  3   1   4  2   0
 3 Marvin Haynes             6   1   3   0   0   2     1  1   0   1  0   0
12 Ed Young                  2   1   2   0   0   2     0  0       1  0   0
24 Greg Collinsworth        12   0   1   2   2   2     3  4   1   1  1   1
32 Scott Matchett            2   0   0   0   0   0     0  0   0   0  0   0
35 Jerry Cox                 7   1   1   2   4   4     1  2   0   0  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           21   3   9   2   3   8    10  2   1   1  0   1
   Team                                                5                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  38  65  25  34 101    40 25  18 15   6   9
   Opp                     200  26  66  11  22  63    31 22   8 23   2   5


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA A&M
32
31
63
FLORIDA STATE
49
52
101
Attendance: 3,394

JACKSONVILLE 77, FLORIDA STATE 76
12/02/1979, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  31   2   5   2   3   6     2  3   3   3  0   2
22 Mickey Dillard        g  33   5  13   8   8  18     4  4   3   5  0   2
23 Tony Jackson          g  39   3   7   0   0   6     3  3   6   6  1   2
34 Murray Brown          f  39   5  10   8  11  18     4  3   1   1  1   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  35   8  13   6  11  22    11  4   1   1  1   1
 3 Marvin Haynes             1   0   0   0   0   0     0  0   0   0  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           22   3   5   0   0   6     9  0   1   1  0   0
   Team                                                1                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  53  24  33  76    34 17  15 17   3   7
   Opp                     200  35  56   7  14  77    23 27   9 18   4  11


  1 2 Total
JACKSONVILLE
42
35
77
FLORIDA STATE
38
38
76
Attendance: 3,135

FLORIDA STATE 89, SOUTH FLORIDA 71
12/06/1979, TAMPA, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  32   3   6   0   0   6     3  4   5   2  0   2
22 Mickey Dillard        g  34   9  14   3   4  21     3  3   3   7  2   3
23 Tony Jackson          g  39   1   5   0   1   2     2  2  11   5  1   3
34 Murray Brown          f  34  10  12   5   6  25     6  4   0   2  0   1
42 Elvis Rolle           c  36  10  14   2   2  22     5  3   3   3  1   1
 3 Marvin Haynes             2   0   0   1   2   1     0  0   0   1  0   0
12 Ed Young                  1   0   0   1   4   1     0  0   0   0  0   0
24 Greg Collinsworth         2   0   0   0   0   0     0  0   0   0  0   0
35 Jerry Cox                 2   0   0   0   2   0     1  0   0   1  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           18   3   5   5   5  11     5  3   1   0  1   0
   Team                                                1                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  36  56  17  26  89    26 19  23 21   5  10
   Opp                     200  28  72  15  23  71    39 22  13 22   1  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
32
57
89
SOUTH FLORIDA
30
41
71
Attendance: 3,050

FLORIDA STATE 87, FLORIDA 70
12/08/1979, Jacksonville, Fl

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  37   8  13   1   2  17     9  3   5   2  0   2
22 Mickey Dillard        g  35  13  22   5   6  31     4  4   3   3  0   7
23 Tony Jackson          g  40   1   8   0   0   2     1  2   9   3  1   4
34 Murray Brown          f  38   9  15   0   1  18     4  3   0   2  0   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  31   6  10   3   3  15    14  1   0   5  1   1
54 Pernell Tookes           19   2   4   0   0   4     0  1   0   1  0   1
   Team                                                3                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  39  72   9  12  87    35 14  17 16   2  15
   Opp                     200  32  61   6   8  70    26 16   8 24   1  12


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
47
40
87
FLORIDA
35
35
70
Attendance: 3,104

FLORIDA STATE 112, MINNESOTA 91
12/20/1979, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  30   6   7   2   2  14     3  3   6   1  0   1
22 Mickey Dillard        g  31   9  11   4   5  22     3  4   4   6  0   1
23 Tony Jackson          g  31   3   4   2   2   8     2  2   9   3  0   2
34 Murray Brown          f  35  12  18   4   5  28    11  2   1   4  2   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  31   6   9   1   2  13     3  1   0   1  2   2
 3 Marvin Haynes             2   0   0   0   0   0     0  0   0   1  0   0
10 Rodney Arnold            22   9  13   1   2  19     1  2   3   2  1   2
12 Ed Young                  2   0   0   0   0   0     0  1   0   0  0   0
24 Greg Collinsworth         2   0   0   0   0   0     0  1   0   0  0   0
35 Jerry Cox                 2   0   1   0   0   0     0  0   0   0  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           12   3   3   2   2   8     6  1   0   0  0   1
   Team                                                1                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  48  66  16  20 112    30 17  23 18   5   9
   Opp                     200  39  72  13  19  91    26 18  16 24   4   7


  1 2 Total
MINNESOTA
44
47
91
FLORIDA STATE
57
55
112
Attendance: 2,913

FLORIDA STATE 67, WESTERN KENTUCKY 65
12/29/1979, BOWLING GREEN, KY

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  34   5   6   4   5  14     1  1   0   2  0   0
22 Mickey Dillard        g  28   5   9   9  10  19     5  4   1   5  0   0
23 Tony Jackson          g  39   1   5   3   6   5     2  3   9   5  0   5
34 Murray Brown          f  35   6   7   3   4  15     6  2   0   0  1   2
42 Elvis Rolle           c  28   4   6   2   2  10     8  4   0   2  1   0
10 Rodney Arnold            19   0   7   0   0   0     1  0   1   2  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           17   2   3   0   0   4     2  0   0   3  0   0
   Team                                                6                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  23  43  21  27  67    31 14  11 19   2   7
   Opp                     200  30  58   5  12  65    25 25  14 15   3   6


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
38
29
67
WESTERN KENTUCKY
38
27
65
Attendance: 8,100

FLORIDA STATE 108, TULANE 97
12/31/1979, Miami, Fl

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  22   2   3   2   3   6     0  5   3   3  0   4
22 Mickey Dillard        g  37   8  18   6   8  22     9  3   4   3  1   0
23 Tony Jackson          g  31   3   3   1   1   7     3  4   4   7  0   1
34 Murray Brown          f  28   7  12   2   4  16     5  3   1   1  0   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  35  13  19   4   6  30    10  5   2   4  2   0
 3 Marvin Haynes             2   0   1   0   0   0     0  2   0   0  0   0
10 Rodney Arnold            23   6  12   6  10  18     4  4   3   4  0   1
12 Ed Young                  2   0   0   0   1   0     0  0   0   0  0   0
24 Greg Collinsworth         3   0   0   0   0   0     0  0   0   0  0   0
35 Jerry Cox                 3   0   1   0   0   0     0  0   1   0  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           14   3   6   3   4   9     8  1   0   1  0   0
   Team                                                6                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  42  75  24  37 108    45 27  18 23   3   6
   Opp                     200  40  90  17  29  97    47 33  20 18   1   2


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
44
64
108
TULANE
35
62
97
Attendance: 3,800

FLORIDA STATE 75, SAINT LOUIS 73
01/04/1980, ST. LOUIS, MO

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  37   7   7   2   2  16     1  2   4   1  0   2
22 Mickey Dillard        g  40   6  21   2   3  14     8  2   3   5  0   1
23 Tony Jackson          g  33   2   6   1   3   5     2  5  11   1  1   1
34 Murray Brown          f  39   8  14   5   8  21    10  3   0   0  1   1
42 Elvis Rolle           c  40   8  13   0   0  16    11  3   4   3  1   0
10 Rodney Arnold            10   0   3   1   3   1     0  1   0   0  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes            1   1   1   0   0   2     0  0   0   0  0   0
   Team                                                5                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  32  65  11  19  75    37 16  22 10   3   5
   Opp                     200  33  62   7   8  73    32 18  26 10   8   3


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
42
33
75
SAINT LOUIS
42
31
73
Attendance: 3,849

FLORIDA STATE 84, SOUTH FLORIDA 69
01/07/1980, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  18   2   6   4   4   8     2  2   1   1  0   0
22 Mickey Dillard        g  37   7  13   2   5  16     4  3   3   4  1   0
23 Tony Jackson          g  39   1   3   0   1   2     1  4   8   3  0   2
34 Murray Brown          f  35  10  16   3   6  23     8  2   2   1  1   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  27   6   8   3   4  15    11  1   0   2  0   0
10 Rodney Arnold            24   3   9   4   5  10     1  2   3   1  0   3
24 Greg Collinsworth         1   0   0   0   0   0     0  0   0   1  0   0
35 Jerry Cox                 1   1   1   0   0   2     0  1   0   0  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           18   3   5   2   2   8     7  1   1   0  0   1
   Team                                                4                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  33  61  18  27  84    38 16  18 13   2   6
   Opp                     200  30  63   9  16  69    28 24   8 15   3   5


  1 2 Total
SOUTH FLORIDA
35
34
69
FLORIDA STATE
44
40
84
Attendance: 2,977

FLORIDA STATE 74, MEMPHIS STATE 69
01/10/1980, MEMPHIS, TN

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  33   4   5   0   3   8     1  0   0   3  0   0
22 Mickey Dillard        g  30  12  22   1   6  25     3  5   1   5  0   2
23 Tony Jackson          g  40   5   6   2   4  12     2  0   4   1  0   2
34 Murray Brown          f  38   8  10   5   6  21     6  4   0   1  0   2
42 Elvis Rolle           c  13   0   1   0   0   0     0  4   1   2  0   0
10 Rodney Arnold            17   1   3   2   2   4     1  0   1   1  0   1
54 Pernell Tookes           29   2   5   0   1   4    10  2   0   1  0   1
   Team                                                1                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  32  52  10  22  74    24 15   7 14   0   8
   Opp                     200  31  58   7  10  69    31 20  16 14   6   3


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
32
42
74
MEMPHIS STATE
24
45
69
Attendance: 11,200

TULANE 80, FLORIDA STATE 79
01/12/1980, NEW ORLEANS, LA

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  23   1   4   0   0   2     0  4   4   0  0   0
22 Mickey Dillard        g  40  10  16   4   4  24     4  1   3   5  1   0
23 Tony Jackson          g  39   0   1   2   2   2     2  2   4   5  0   6
34 Murray Brown          f  39   9  11   9  11  27     3  3   0   1  0   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  27   4   9   2   3  10     6  3   2   3  0   2
10 Rodney Arnold            18   5  10   2   3  12     1  5   2   0  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           14   1   2   0   0   2     2  0   0   0  0   0
   Team                                                3                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  53  19  23  79    21 18  15 14   1   8
   Opp                     200  35  52  10  14  80    25 17  17 17   3  12


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
37
42
79
TULANE
44
36
80
Attendance: 3,897

FLORIDA STATE 82, SOUTH CAROLINA-AIKEN 69
01/14/1980, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  24   0   4   4   4   4     3  1   1   4  0   1
22 Mickey Dillard        g  38  11  18   0   0  22     6  3   3   3  2   3
23 Tony Jackson          g  34   1   1   0   0   2     2  1   5   3  0   4
34 Murray Brown          f  35  13  18   1   2  27     7  1   1   1  0   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  34   7  15   1   2  15     8  2   2   2  0   1
10 Rodney Arnold            22   4   8   2   3  10     1  3   5   0  1   0
24 Greg Collinsworth         2   0   0   0   0   0     0  1   0   0  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           11   1   3   0   0   2     3  0   0   0  0   0
   Team                                                1                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  37  67   8  11  82    31 12  17 13   3   9
   Opp                     200  28  61  13  17  69    33 13   9 21   2   4


  1 2 Total
SOUTH CAROLINA-AIKEN
27
42
69
FLORIDA STATE
50
32
82
Attendance: 2,471

MARQUETTE 74, FLORIDA STATE 64
01/19/1980, MILWAUKEE, WI

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  33   3   9   0   0   6     3  4   2   3  0   1
22 Mickey Dillard        g  40  11  22   7   7  29     6  4   3   7  1   2
23 Tony Jackson          g  40   4  10   0   0   8     2  2   9   9  1   3
34 Murray Brown          f  40   5  12   3   6  13     9  3   1   0  2   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  34   3   7   2   6   8    12  5   1   6  0   4
35 Jerry Cox                 7   0   1   0   0   0     0  2   0   0  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes            6   0   0   0   0   0     0  1   0   0  0   0
   Team                                                4                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  26  61  12  19  64    36 21  16 25   4  10
   Opp                     200  29  66  16  27  74    47 17  15 18   5  19


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
22
42
64
MARQUETTE
37
37
74
Attendance: 10,938

VIRGINIA TECH 79, FLORIDA STATE 77
01/21/1980, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  26   2   4   3   6   7     2  4   5   1  0   1
22 Mickey Dillard        g  40   4   9   3   3  11     2  1   1   3  0   1
23 Tony Jackson          g  32   4   8   2   3  10     2  5   4   0  0   2
34 Murray Brown          f  36   8  11   2   2  18     8  2   0   1  0   1
42 Elvis Rolle           c  34   6  11   6  10  18     4  4   1   2  2   0
35 Jerry Cox                21   1   2   3   5   5     2  1   3   1  0   1
54 Pernell Tookes           11   4   6   0   0   8     2  1   0   0  0   0
   Team                                                3                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  51  19  29  77    25 18  14  8   2   6
   Opp                     200  32  52  15  18  79    25 22  10 15   4   7


  1 2 Total
VIRGINIA TECH
40
39
79
FLORIDA STATE
40
37
77
Attendance: 2,213

LOUISVILLE 79, FLORIDA STATE 73
01/27/1980, LOUISVILLE, KY

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  31   8  12   1   1  17     3  5   1   6  0   1
22 Mickey Dillard        g  40   7  21   8   8  22     4  3   3   6  0   0
23 Tony Jackson          g  30   0   0   0   0   0     3  4   6   2  0   1
34 Murray Brown          f  39   4   5   0   1   8     6  3   1   0  0   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  39   7  15   5  11  19    13  5   0   2  1   0
35 Jerry Cox                 2   0   1   0   0   0     3  1   0   0  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           19   3   4   1   4   7     6  3   1   2  0   0
   Team                                                2                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  58  15  25  73    40 24  12 18   1   2
   Opp                     200  31  56  17  32  79    33 23  18 13   6  11


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
36
37
73
LOUISVILLE
39
40
79
Attendance: 14,945

FLORIDA STATE 54, CINCINNATI 52
02/02/1980, CINCINNATI, OH

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  39   2   7   3   4   7     1  3   2   0  0   0
22 Mickey Dillard        g  40   9  14   1   3  19     4  1   1   7  1   1
23 Tony Jackson          g  40   2   8   1   2   5     2  2   4   3  0   2
34 Murray Brown          f  40   3   3   5   6  11    12  2   0   0  0   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  33   4   8   4   6  12     4  3   0   2  1   0
54 Pernell Tookes            8   0   1   0   0   0     0  0   0   0  0   0
   Team                                                2                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  20  41  14  21  54    25 11   7 12   2   3
   Opp                     200  25  52   2   4  52    28 17  14 12   1   3


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
32
22
54
CINCINNATI
30
22
52
Attendance: 5,139

FLORIDA STATE 73, AUBURN 69
02/04/1980, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  33   5   9   1   2  11     4  4   3   2  0   2
22 Mickey Dillard        g  32   2   8   7   8  11     1  3   3   3  0   2
23 Tony Jackson          g  40   2   3   0   0   4     2  1   9   5  0   2
34 Murray Brown          f  34   4   9   9  10  17    15  1   2   1  0   1
42 Elvis Rolle           c  29   8  10   4   5  20     5  5   0   2  1   0
10 Rodney Arnold             9   1   2   4   4   6     0  0   0   2  0   0
35 Jerry Cox                 4   0   2   0   0   0     0  0   0   0  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           19   2   4   0   0   4     4  1   0   1  0   0
   Team                                                1                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  47  25  29  73    32 15  17 16   1   7
   Opp                     200  29  65  11  16  69    29 22  13 12   1   5


  1 2 Total
AUBURN
32
37
69
FLORIDA STATE
35
38
73
Attendance: 2,529

FLORIDA STATE 55, MEMPHIS STATE 54
02/07/1980, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Forfeit with 15:40 left in the 2nd half

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  14   3   4   0   0   6     1  4   1   3  0   0
22 Mickey Dillard        g  22   5   9   6   8  16     4  1   0   4  0   4
23 Tony Jackson          g  22   2   4   0   0   4     1  0   6   3  0   0
34 Murray Brown          f  17   2   6   6   7  10     3  4   0   2  2   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  13   5   8   0   2  10     5  1   0   2  3   0
10 Rodney Arnold            12   0   2   0   0   0     1  3   0   3  0   0
35 Jerry Cox                 1   0   0   0   0   0     0  0   0   0  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           15   4   4   1   1   9     6  3   0   1  0   0
   Team                                                1                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 116  21  37  13  18  55    22 16   7 18   5   4
   Opp                     116  18  41  18  23  54    20 16   7 12   3   9


  1 2 Total
MEMPHIS STATE
43
11
54
FLORIDA STATE
46
9
55
Attendance: 2,445

FLORIDA STATE 77, CINCINNATI 74
02/09/1980, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  36   4  12   0   1   8     4  1   3   1  1   0
22 Mickey Dillard        g  40  11  16   8   8  30     2  3   3   2  0   2
23 Tony Jackson          g  40   3   6   1   3   7     2  4   8   4  0   4
34 Murray Brown          f  40   8  11   5   6  21    16  1   1   3  0   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  32   5  13   1   2  11    11  2   0   5  0   0
10 Rodney Arnold             4   0   1   0   0   0     0  0   0   0  0   1
54 Pernell Tookes            8   0   2   0   0   0     1  0   0   0  0   0
   Team                                                1                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  31  61  15  20  77    37 11  15 15   1   7
   Opp                     200  34  60   6   8  74    23 20  13 14   1   9


  1 2 Total
CINCINNATI
41
33
74
FLORIDA STATE
35
42
77
Attendance: 2,336

FLORIDA STATE 85, FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 78
02/11/1980, LAKELAND, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  32   5  10   5   6  15     3  2   2   0  0   0
22 Mickey Dillard        g  36   8  11  11  14  27     3  5   0   6  1   2
23 Tony Jackson          g  40   3   4   0   2   6     3  3   6   5  0   1
34 Murray Brown          f  18   1   3   2   4   4     4  3   0   2  0   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  30   2   4   1   4   5     5  3   1   2  1   0
10 Rodney Arnold            12   5   8   8  10  18     1  3   1   1  0   2
24 Greg Collinsworth        14   3   6   2   2   8     4  4   0   0  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           18   1   2   0   0   2     5  3   0   1  1   1
   Team                                                5                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  48  29  42  85    33 26  10 17   3   6
   Opp                     200  28  59  22  35  78    35 30  10 13   2  10


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
38
47
85
FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL
37
41
78
Attendance: 4,250

FLORIDA STATE 71, SAINT LOUIS 69
02/14/1980, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  33   2   4   2   3   6     0  1   3   0  0   2
22 Mickey Dillard        g  40  10  16   1   2  21     5  0   3   5  1   5
23 Tony Jackson          g  37   5  10   0   0  10     2  3   5   0  0   4
34 Murray Brown          f  40   7  12   3   6  17    11  2   2   6  1   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  28   6  11   5   7  17     4  4   0   2  0   0
10 Rodney Arnold            10   0   2   0   0   0     0  0   3   1  0   1
54 Pernell Tookes           12   0   3   0   0   0     2  2   0   1  0   0
   Team                                                1                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  58  11  18  71    25 12  16 15   2  12
   Opp                     200  31  49   7  10  69    28 18  15 24   5   8


  1 2 Total
SAINT LOUIS
36
33
69
FLORIDA STATE
39
32
71
Attendance: 2,157

FLORIDA STATE 64, JACKSONVILLE 55
02/16/1980, JACKSONVILLE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  35   1   5   2   4   4     2  2   2   0  0   0
22 Mickey Dillard        g  27   3   6   4   8  10     2  4   2   3  0   0
23 Tony Jackson          g  40   2   3   2   2   6     4  2   5   3  1   1
34 Murray Brown          f  40  11  14   3   6  25     6  2   0   3  0   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  29   6   9   1   2  13     7  3   1   3  5   0
10 Rodney Arnold            18   0   1   2   4   2     0  2   1   2  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           11   1   3   2   2   4     3  3   1   0  1   0
   Team                                               10                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  24  41  16  28  64    34 18  12 14   7   1
   Opp                     200  22  58  11  18  55    35 22   3  6   2   4


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
35
29
64
JACKSONVILLE
22
33
55
Attendance: 8,294

FLORIDA STATE 86, CLEVELAND STATE 83
02/18/1980, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  38   5   6   4   4  14     4  2   4   3  0   1
22 Mickey Dillard        g  24   3   5   4   6  10     0  4   3   3  0   0
23 Tony Jackson          g  39   4   9   1   1   9     2  3  12   4  1   2
34 Murray Brown          f  40  12  16   7   7  31    12  2   1   4  1   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  36   9  14   2   5  20     7  2   2   1  3   0
10 Rodney Arnold            18   1   5   0   0   2     0  2   0   1  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes            5   0   5   0   0   0     2  0   0   1  0   0
   Team                                                2                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  34  60  18  23  86    29 15  22 17   5   3
   Opp                     200  36  71  11  14  83    34 22  15 16   3  10


  1 2 Total
CLEVELAND STATE
39
44
83
FLORIDA STATE
45
41
86
Attendance: 1,737

FLORIDA STATE 89, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 87
02/20/1980, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  29   2   5   0   0   4     0  1   4   1  0   0
22 Mickey Dillard        g  34  12  22   5   6  29     8  2   2   3  0   3
23 Tony Jackson          g  40   1   5   2   3   4     3  4  15   3  0   3
34 Murray Brown          f  38  12  14   6  10  30    13  2   2   0  0   1
42 Elvis Rolle           c  35   6  12   1   5  13    11  4   0   5  1   0
10 Rodney Arnold            17   3   6   1   3   7     0  2   1   3  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes            7   1   3   0   0   2     1  1   0   0  0   0
   Team                                                5                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  37  67  15  27  89    41 16  24 15   1   7
   Opp                     200  36  73  15  16  87    34 22  17 14   2   8


  1 2 Total
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
37
50
87
FLORIDA STATE
48
41
89
Attendance: 2,081

VIRGINIA TECH 78, FLORIDA STATE 76
02/22/1980, BLACKSBURG, VA

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  29   4   7   0   1   8     3  2   0   3  0   0
22 Mickey Dillard        g  37  10  21   6   9  26     7  4   0   4  0   2
23 Tony Jackson          g  39   1   9   3   4   5     5  1   5   3  0   1
34 Murray Brown          f  35   5  15   3   3  13     8  4   0   2  1   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  37   7  14   4   5  18    12  3   0   2  5   0
10 Rodney Arnold            15   3   9   0   0   6     1  1   0   1  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes            8   0   0   0   0   0     1  1   1   0  0   0
   Team                                                3                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  30  75  16  22  76    40 16   6 15   6   3
   Opp                     200  32  61  14  15  78    37 20   7 21   6   5


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
38
38
76
VIRGINIA TECH
38
40
78
Attendance: 10,000

LOUISVILLE 83, FLORIDA STATE 75
02/24/1980, TALLAHASSEE, FL

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  25   2   8   3   4   7     7  0   1   1  1   2
22 Mickey Dillard        g  39  11  21   4   5  26     5  3   5   1  1   2
23 Tony Jackson          g  39   4   8   0   0   8     1  3   8   4  1   2
34 Murray Brown          f  34   6  12   1   1  13     4  3   1   0  0   2
42 Elvis Rolle           c  37   4   6   3   5  11     5  4   0   6  0   1
10 Rodney Arnold             8   2   3   0   0   4     0  4   0   1  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           18   3   5   0   0   6     5  2   0   2  0   2
   Team                                                1                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  32  63  11  15  75    28 19  15 15   3  11
   Opp                     200  35  63  13  18  83    32 20  18 16   3  15


  1 2 Total
LOUISVILLE
47
36
83
FLORIDA STATE
37
38
75
Attendance: 3,700

FLORIDA STATE 85, TULANE 73
02/28/1980, Metro, Louisville, Ky

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  15   0   2   6   6   6     2  3   2   2  0   1
22 Mickey Dillard        g  39   7  14   8  11  22     3  3   3   2  0   2
23 Tony Jackson          g  36   4   7   0   0   8     4  4   5   4  0   0
34 Murray Brown          f  34   4  10   8  10  16    12  4   0   0  1   1
42 Elvis Rolle           c  36   7  12   3   6  17     7  3   0   1  1   1
10 Rodney Arnold            31   5  16   4   5  14     4  3   2   1  0   1
24 Greg Collinsworth         1   0   2   0   0   0     1  1   0   0  0   0
35 Jerry Cox                 1   0   0   0   0   0     0  0   0   0  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes            7   1   1   0   0   2     1  3   0   1  0   0
   Team                                                4                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  64  29  38  85    38 24  12 11   2   6
   Opp                     200  30  63  13  22  73    42 26  11 19   4   7


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
33
52
85
TULANE
40
33
73
Attendance: 8,565

FLORIDA STATE 79, CINCINNATI 69
02/29/1980, 2 OT, Metro, Louisville, Ky

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
11 Bobby Parks           g  27   1   8   1   2   3     2  1   7   0  0   1
22 Mickey Dillard        g  31   2   5   3   3   7     1  4   0   3  0   0
23 Tony Jackson          g  49   6  10   0   1  12     4  4   6   4  0   1
34 Murray Brown          f  49   9  11   2   4  20     9  3   1   2  0   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  43   8  12   2   5  18    12  3   1   2  2   1
10 Rodney Arnold            43   4  14  11  15  19     6  4   6   3  0   4
54 Pernell Tookes            8   0   0   0   0   0     1  1   0   1  0   0
   Team                                                6                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 250  30  60  19  30  79    41 20  21 15   2   7
   Opp                     250  25  64  19  25  69    41 31  15 13   0   9


  1 2 OT 2-OT Total
FLORIDA STATE
21
34
6
18
79
CINCINNATI
21
34
6
8
69
Attendance: 14,155

LOUISVILLE 81, FLORIDA STATE 72
03/01/1980, LOUISVILLE, KY, Metro Championship

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
10 Rodney Arnold         g  20   4  11   1   1   9     2  4   0   2  0   1
22 Mickey Dillard        g  36   6  18   6   8  18     5  3   1   3  0   2
23 Tony Jackson          g  40   3   8   1   2   7     5  4   8   2  0   2
34 Murray Brown          f  37   4   9   0   0   8     5  2   1   1  0   1
42 Elvis Rolle           c  36   6  12   4   4  16    11  2   1   2  0   0
11 Bobby Parks               8   1   4   2   2   4     2  3   2   1  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           23   4   7   2   2  10     4  4   2   2  0   1
   Team                                                4                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  28  69  16  19  72    38 22  15 13   0   7
   Opp                     200  30  63  21  27  81    42 14  14 14   7   9


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
33
39
72
LOUISVILLE
29
52
81
Attendance: 11,668

FLORIDA STATE 94, TOLEDO 91
03/07/1980, NCAA, Bowling Green, Ky

From the Tallahassee Democrat, March 8, 1980, page 19.

Arnold ignites FSU win.

By Bob Cohn

BOWLING GREEN, KY – In one night, Rodney Arnold extinguished all the frustrations of a distressing basketball season.

Starting for just the second time this season, Arnold helter-skeltered all over the court Friday night at Diddle Arena, scoring 29 points and leading Florida State to a 94-91 victory over Toledo in the opening round of the NCAA Mideast Regionals.

The Seminoles now move to the second round and an appointment with third-ranked Kentucky on Sunday afternoon.

At press time, Virginia Tech and Western Kentucky were in overtime, after Tech came back from a 48-30 halftime deficit to tie the game at 75-75 at the end of regulation. The winner of that game plays Sunday against Indiana.

The winners of Sunday’s games advance to Lexington, Ky., and the Mideast finals. NBC will televise the Florida State-Kentucky game.

Arnold, a 6-foot-4 sophomore who transferred from Furman shortly after Joe Williams became the head coach at FSU in 1978, played his best game as a Seminole.

The word being bantered about was confidence. Until the Metro Conference finals last week, Arnold had been coming off the bench. His play was erratic at best. Though he developed as a defensive player, Arnold’s difficulties were as a scorer. His scoring average before Friday night was 7.6 points per game.

“I’ve got a lot more confidence now,” Arnold said, while scanning a statistics sheet that said he shot 10-for-17 from the field and nine-for-10 from the foul line, with four assists and five rebounds.

“Not starting, I definitely felt they didn’t have confidence in me.”

Assistant coach Bobby Dotson said that wasn’t the way it was. The Seminoles had a winning combination with 5-10 Bobby Parks starting at a wing position.

“Bobby had been playing well, we just needed more muscle against Louisville,” Dotson said, explaining the move to start Arnold for the first time. “Rodney has been a starter all his life, and not starting made him lose his confidence. Now he’s ready to give a more consistent effort.”

The Seminoles, 22-8, were in danger of making an early retreat to Tallahassee until Arnold and Mickey Dillard turned the game around.

With Toledo leading 84-80, Arnold stole the ball from Harvey Knuckles at midcourt, drove to the basket and laid the ball in. On top of that, the frustrated Knuckles fouled Arnold. The free throw was good, and Arnold’s three-point play cut the Rockets’ lead to 84-83 with 2:47 left.

“I was trying to make him (Knuckles) go to the right,” Arnold said. “So I went to my left, he spun back around. I stuck my hand out and I got it.”

Almost immediately after that, it was Dillard’s turn. The quickest player on the court, Dillard stripped the ball from Rockets’ guard Jay Lehman and drove in for the lay-up. That put the Seminoles up by one, 86-85, with 2:39 remaining.

Tim Selgo, who scored 18 points from long range for Toledo, popped in a 17-footer as the Rockets took the lead for the final time.

Arnold spotted an open Murray Brown and the Mule turned and hit from eight feet away for an 87-86 Seminole lead with 1:48 left to play.

After Lehman missed, Dillard drove the baseline for a three-point FSU advantage. Brown, who scored 26 points on 12-for-16 shooting, then clicked on a three-point play with 47 seconds left, and the Seminoles started thinking about Kyle Macy & Co.

For most of the game, the Rockets, 23-6, had been entertaining such thoughts. The Mid-American Conference champions took a 48-43 lead at halftime behind 14 points from Dick Miller and 12 from Knuckles, and still led by six, 67-61, with 12:12 to play.

“Toledo is an excellent shooting team,” Williams said. “We tried to push them out of their control game, but the key was when we began to make a couple of little flurries on offense.

“I thought we played well on offense all night,” said Williams, who notched his 275th career victory. “We just couldn’t stop them.”

The Rockets shot 56.2 percent for the game and made just 10 turnovers to the Seminoles’ 16. But Miller, Toledo’s second-leading scorer and top rebounder, fouled out with 8:48 to go and Swaney, the top point-maker, was beset by foul trouble and missed considerable time.

The Seminoles, on the other hand, got the balanced effort from their big men they have been searching for most of the season.

In addition to Brown’s 26, Elvis Rolle scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds, despite being saddled with four fouls much of the second half.

Sophomore Pernell Tookes, though he shot 0-for-5, pulled down six rebounds in 15 minutes.

Point guard Tony Jackson passed for eight assists as the Seminoles shot .549 from the floor. They weren’t as efficient in the second half as they were in the first, when they shot 57 percent, but neither did FSU suffer the same defensive lapse.

“They got about four baskets on us off their break and two off the press in the first half,” Williams said. “That’s six easy baskets. Then they got five on offensive tips. That’s 11 field goals in the first half that they didn’t have to fight to get. We felt we had to cut that off.”

The Seminoles sis, forcing the Rockets to resort to firing rockets from the outside. When the missles started to miss, FSU took command.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
10 Rodney Arnold         g  33  10  17   9  10  29     5  1   4   3  0   2
22 Mickey Dillard        g  38   9  16   4   5  22     3  2   2   4  0   1
23 Tony Jackson          g  37   1   5   0   0   2     4  3   8   3  0   0
34 Murray Brown          f  34  12  16   2   2  26     6  3   0   1  1   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  32   7  11   1   2  15     6  4   1   3  3   0
11 Bobby Parks              11   0   1   0   1   0     0  3   3   2  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           15   0   5   0   0   0     6  2   0   0  0   0
   Team                                                4                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  39  71  16  20  94    34 18  18 16   4   3
   Opp                     200  41  73   9  13  91    33 20  16 10   2   0


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FLORIDA STATE
43
51
94
TOLEDO
49
42
91
Attendance: 12,100

KENTUCKY 97, FLORIDA STATE 78
03/09/1980, NCAA, Bowling Green, Ky

From the Tallahassee Democrat, March 10, 1980, page 16.

Seminoles demolished by Wildcats.

By Bob Cohn

BOWLING GREEN, KY – Dreams die hard and any that Florida State might have nurtured were ripped to pieces by the Kentucky Wildcats at Diddle Arena Sunday.

Blowing the game apart in the final six minutes of the first half, the third-ranked Wildcats savagely thrashed the Seminoles 97-78 in the NCAA Mideast Regionals.

Kentucky, 29-5, advances to the comforts of its own Rupp Arena for the next round of the Mideast and a date with Duke Thursday in Lexington, Ky.

Before Sunday’s slaughter, Indiana also earned a trip to Lexington by getting past Virginia Tech 68-59. The Hoosiers play Big Ten rival Purdue Thursday.

The Seminoles finished at 22-9 with their worst defeat of the season. They trailed by as much as 25 points with 3:16 to play before the substitutes took over for both teams.

He clock let all 40 minutes expire, but this game was over after 20. The tall, talented and often-terrific Wildcats had settled matters with a 49-27 halftime lead that delighted the 12,100 noisy Kentucky partisans.

Missing 12 of their first 19 free throws, the Seminoles somehow were able to remain within shouting distance of the Wildcats, trailing 31-23 with six minutes to go in the half.

But Kentucky, taking complete advantage of nine Seminole turnovers (1.5 per minute), outscored FSU 18-4 the rest of the half and left the Seminoles for dead.

“For some reason, we kind od quit,” Florida State Coach Joe Wiliams said. “We stopped doing anything at all. We got into such a big hole that we couldn’t dig out of it.”

The Seminoles missed out on 16 potential first half points by shooting 9-for-21 from the foul line, including four misses on the front ends of one-on-ones.

They finished a little better, shooting 20-for-38 for the game.

Williams was asked if any of his previous seven tournament teams had ever shot so poorly from the line. “I don’t think any team I had ever did,” he said.

Both teams were hurt by fouls – a total of 56 were called, eight fewer than the record for an NCAA tournament game. That may have hurt the Seminoles most when playmaker Tony Jackson drew his third fould with 9:06 to play in the first half.

Still, Florida State managed to keep pace with the Wildcats for the next three minutes before the bottom fell out. Jackson eventually returned with 3:13 remaining in the half, but seconds later picked up his fourth foul and had to return to the bench.

“When Tony got his third foul, we still weren’t in such bad shape,” Williams said. “Then he came back and picked up his fourth foul and we just quit.”

“We lost our composure,” FSU assistant Coach John Jones said. “We started to go one-on-one too much. Both teams were running, but they were more organized. We were taking wild shots, crazy shots.”

The Seminoles had hoped to use the supposedly superior quickness to run on Kentucky, but the Wildcats seemingly grabbed every rebound, wiping out the starting point of the fast break. The Wildcats outrebounded the Seminoles 34-13 in the first half and grabbed 54 rebounds for the game, a season best.

Sam Bowie, the 7-foot-1 freshman man-child of the Wildcats, thought he was a guard, shooting 2-for-9 in the half, mostly from further than anyone his size need shoot. But he pulled down nine off the boards, two more than the combined total of Florida State’s big men, Elvis Rolle and Murray Brown.

The rebounding edge was so severe that the Wildcats took 19 more shots than the Seminoles, and were able to absorb a 42.5 percent shooting performance from the floor.

“They’re a pretty physical team,” said Rolle, who finished the game with 15 points. “We weren’t blocking out and their line-up was much bigger.”

LaVon Williams, the 6-7, 220-pound senior forward, was in constant foul difficulties and played just 18 minutes. Still, he scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds (more than any Seminole), which probably explained his kindness afterwards.

“I didn’t know we were getting so many rebounds,” he said. “Some balls were bouncing off kind of long. And sometimes we were getting good inside position.”

UK’s Williams said the key to stopping the FSU running game was holding up Dillard, who scored seven points in the first half and finished with 19.

“We kind of cut off Dillard from that long pass he receives,” the Wildcat player said. “And we helped each other on Brown quite a bit.”

Brown, who fouled out along with Jackson in the final collegiate game for each, led the game with 22 points and shot 9-for-12 from the field to set a new NCAA record for career field-goal percentage. His mark of .680 wipes out the old record set last year by Joe Senser of West Chester State.

The Wildcats were in such complete command that they hardly needed the considerable talents of senior guard Kyle Macy in the second half. He scored just two points. Of course, his 14 points in the first half helped create that comfortable situation.

Macy shot 6-for-8 despite the close guarding of Jackson, a 6-footer compared to Macy’s 6-3. A No. 1 draft pick of the Phoenix Suns last season, Macy is the picture of cool and poise as he guides the Wildcat offense. But even the Seminoles shook him up a little.

“I was surprised,” Macy said. “I thought it would be a tough game.”

With his 16 points, Macy was but one of five Wildcats in double figures.

“They have so much depth,” Florida State’s Williams said. “so many players they bring in and out.”

Looking back to the preparation for the game, Williams admitted he probably took the wrong course in getting his men ready to play.

 
NO        NAME          GS MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA PTS   REB PF AST TO BLK STL
== ==================== == === === === === === ===   === == === == === ===
10 Rodney Arnold         g  27   2   5   6   9  10     1  4   4   3  0   0
22 Mickey Dillard        g  39   6  12   7  11  19     6  4   1   7  1   0
23 Tony Jackson          g  29   2   4   0   0   4     1  5   1   1  0   0
34 Murray Brown          f  33   9  12   4  12  22     8  5   0   2  0   0
42 Elvis Rolle           c  39   7  11   1   4  15     8  4   0   3  2   0
11 Bobby Parks              12   1   1   0   0   2     0  0   0   4  0   0
24 Greg Collinsworth         2   0   0   0   0   0     0  0   0   1  1   0
35 Jerry Cox                 3   0   0   0   0   0     0  0   0   1  0   0
54 Pernell Tookes           16   2   6   2   3   6     6  2   2   0  0   0
   Team                                                1                  
                     =====================================================
   FSU                   5 200  29  51  20  39  78    31 24   8 22   4   0
   Opp                     200  37  82  23  27  97    54 32  10 14   4   5


  1 2 Total
FLORIDA STATE
27
51
78
KENTUCKY
49
48
97
Attendance: 12,100