- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 27, 2002

Seen and heard yesterday at Cole Field House:
MASTER THIEF Juan Dixon's eight steals made him the 27th player in NCAA history to record 300 thefts. The senior is the first in ACC history to total 1,800 points and 300 steals in his career and just the eighth in the NCAA. The landmark steal came early in the first half, when he anticipated a pass from Monte Cummings on the perimeter, made the pick and finished with a finger roll that cut Florida State's lead to 7-6. Dixon's 307 steals are second in ACC history behind former Terp Johnny Rhodes, who had 344 from 1993 to 1996. Rhodes is tied for fifth on the NCAA's all-time list.
GRANPA GARY Gary Williams' daughter, Kristin; son-in-law, Geoff; and grandson, David Geoffrey, made the trip from Ohio and sat in the first row behind the Terps' bench. The blond 2-year-old wore a white Maryland jersey on his second visit to Cole.
"My grandson is undefeated," Williams said. "He's 2-0. He was into it today. We brainwashed him today. He learned 'Go Terps.'" Williams, 56, also took his grandson around the locker room after the game, introducing him to his players. Young David didn't seem impressed.
A LUKEWARM REACTION Delvon Arrington danced on the scorer's table in celebration of the Seminoles' win at Cole last season. But this time he received only a few extra boos when he was introduced in front of the usually spiteful fans in College Park. Other than that, he wasn't treated any meaner than the rest of the Florida State players.
Jon Siegel


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