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Basketball Luncheon Tuesday

Jan. 18, 2010

Florida State Head Coach Leonard Hamilton will host the Seminole Basketball Luncheon, an event presented by the Roundball Club, on Tuesday, January 19, 2009 at the Tom and Ginny Futch Ballroom on the third floor of the University Center Club. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 12 noon.

Coach Hamilton and his staff will gather along with friends, boosters, alumni and Roundball Club members as they discuss game strategy, goals and take questions from those in attendance. The admission price is $12.

Florida State is 14-4 with a 2-2 mark in ACC play entering its home game on Sunday against Georgia Tech. The Seminoles defeated the then-No. 15 Yellow Jackets earlier this season to mark the eighth consecutive season that they have defeated a ranked opponent under Hamilton.

Florida State, which has been ranked as high as No. 18 nationally this season, has won eight of its last 10 games including its 63-58 victory over Virginia Tec on Saturday. The Seminoles are tied for fifth place in the ACC entering play this week. The Seminoles enter their game against the Yellow Jackets with a 9-1 record at home this season. Additionally, the Seminoles have won 10 of their last 13 ACC games at home and finished their ACC schedule last season with a 6-2 record at home.

Florida State, who has held 13 of its 18 opponents to 62 points or less, is one of the nation’s top defensive teams as it ranks first in the nation and first in the ACC with a field goal percentage defense mark of .351, ninth in the nation and first in the ACC with a 7.2 blocked shots per game average and is ranked 22nd in the nation and second in the ACC with a 59.9 scoring defense mark. Florida State has yet to allow a team to shoot better than 47 percent from the field, have blocked at least 10 shots in six different games and have held five opponents to 51 points or fewer. Florida State is the only team in the nation to rank among the nation’s top 25 teams in each of the three defensive categories of field goal percentage defense (first), blocked shots (ninth) and scoring defense (22nd).

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