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Oct. 4, 2011

Florida State, the nation’s top defensive team, enters the 2011-12 season looking to become the first team since Georgetown (in 1989, 1990 and 1991) and only the third team in NCAA history (also Wyoming in 1981, 1982 and 1983) to lead the nation in the most telling of all defensive statistics – defensive field goal percentage in three consecutive seasons. The Seminoles are already one of only five teams in NCAA history to lead the nation in multiple consecutive seasons and the first since Marquette in 1993 and 1994. Florida State has limited its last 69 opponents in the last two seasons to a combined shooting percentage of .3695 (1,356 of 3,670). The Seminoles combined field goal percentage defense in the last two seasons is the second lowest for a two year period recorded NCAA history and is rivaled by only Georgetown during the 1990 and 1991 seasons when the Hoyas limited their opponents to a .3689 mark (1,393 of 3,776).

Three-Time NCAA Field Goal Percentage Defense Champions
Years   Team        Pct.    Years    Team            Pct.
1981    Wyoming     .401    1989     Georgetown      .399
1982    Wyoming     .397    1990     Georgetown      .370
1983    Wyoming     .416    1991     Georgetown      .368

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