Nov. 15, 2010
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|Donald L. Tucker Center | Tallahassee, FL|
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
Florida State, which has won its first two games by an average of 22.0 points per game, plays host to Gardner Webb of the Big South Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center. The Seminoles have defeated both North Florida (Nov. 12, 75-55) and UNC Greensboro (Nov. 14, 97-73) to open the season and will play for their third consecutive victory to open the season in their first ever game against Gardner Webb. Florida State enters Tuesday night’s game having won 10 consecutive non conference home games including its win over North Florida in its season opener on Friday and each of its eight non conference home game during the 2009-10 season. Following Tuesday night’s game against the Runnin’ Bulldogs, Florida State will play its fourth game in seven days to open the season as it travels to play at Florida International on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7:00 p.m.
ALL-AMERICAN CANDIDATE SINGLETON MAKES HISTORY
All-American candidate Chris Singleton earned the third triple double in Florida State history with a 22 point, 11 rebound and 10 steal performance in leading Florida State to its 97-73 victory over UNC Greensboro on Sunday. Singleton’s triple double was the first triple double in ACC history that included steals, was the third triple double in school history, the first triple double at Florida State since 1995 and the first triple double by an ACC player in the famed Greensboro Coliseum. His 10 steals not only set a personal best mark and a single game Florida State mark but they were the most steals by an ACC player since Duke’s Kenny Dennard earned 11 steals on Feb. 3, 1979. His 10 steals were also the most by a Division I player since Ricky Woods of Southeast Louisiana had 10 steals against Lamar on March 3, 2006.
SINGLETON’S STATISTICS THROUGH TWO GAMES
All-American candidate Chris Singleton enters Tuesday’s game against Gardner Webb averaging 16.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.0 steals and 3.5 blocked shots through the first two games of the 2010-11 season. He his shooting .458 from the field (11 of 24) and .909 from the free throw line (10 of 11). Singleton also leads the team in assists with seven and minutes played per game (27.0).
SINGLETON’S PLAY LEADS FLORIDA STATE’S DEFENSE
All-American candidate Chris Singleton’s early season play has helped Florida State continue its defensive minded play. Through their first two games of the 2010-11 season, the Seminoles are holding their opponents to .366 shooting from the field and .273 shooting from the 3-point line while earning 30 steals (15.0 spg) and blocking 18 shots (9.0 bpg).
LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO…
…Defeat Gardner Webb and win its 11th consecutive non-conference home game. The Seminoles’ current streak of wins against non-ACC teams began on Jan. 3, 2009 with a win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi;
…Defeat Gardner Webb and win its third consecutive game to start the 2010-11 season. The Seminoles have won at least their first three games of the season in each of the last four seasons;
…Defeat Gardner Webb and win its fourth consecutive regular season game against a team from the state of North Carolina. The Seminoles defeated both North Carolina (Feb. 24, 2010; 77-67) and Wake Forest (March 3, 2010, 51-47) and beat UNC Greensboro on Sunday (Nov. 14, 2010; 97-73).
SEMINOLES EARN 20 STEALS AGAINST UNC GREENSBORO
Led by All-American candidate Chris Singleton’s single-game school record 10 steals, the Seminoles nearly tied the single-game record for team steals in a game with 20 against UNC Greensboro. In earning 20 steals against the Spartans, Florida State fell two steals short of setting a new school record for steals in a game. The school record for steals in a game is 21 against Tulane on Feb. 6, 1985. The Seminoles’ 20 steals against UNCG marked the ninth time in school history and the third time under head coach Leonard Hamilton that they have earned at least 18 steals in a single game.
SINGLETON’S 10 STEALS SETS SCHOOL RECORD
All-American candidate Chris Singleton established a new school record for steals in a single game with 10 against UNC Greensboro on Sunday. In setting a new school record his surpassed some of the great names in Florida State basketball history who had all earned nine steals in a single game – Tony William, Charlie Ward and Bob Sura. The last time a Seminole had nine steals in a game was during the 1994-95 season (16 years ago) when Bob Sura earned nine steals against Georgia Tech on March 2, 1995.
IF YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT IT…
…All-American candidate Chris Singleton was only four assists away from the first quadruple double in school history as he added six assists to his 22 point, 11 rebound and 10 steal performance in the Seminoles’ victory over UNC Greensboro on Sunday. And if you really, really want to think about it he also added four blocked shots in the game.
SINGLETON MADE ALL OF HIS SEVEN SHOTS FROM THE FREE THROW LINE
All-American candidate Chris Singleton was a perfect seven of seven from the free throw line in the Seminoles’ 97-73 win over UNC Greensboro. He would have been a perfect eight for eight had Florida State not been called for a lane violation on another of his made free throws. Singleton enters Tuesday’s game against Gardner Webb shooting a near perfect .909 (10 of 11) from the free throw line through the first two games of the season. He entered the 2010-11 season shooting .548 from the free throw line in the first two seasons of his career. Singleton’s seven free throws made established another personal career best for the Wooden Award candidate.
SNAER GETS HIMSELF ON TRACK
Sophomore guard Michael Snaer got himself into the flow of the season as he scored 16 points in Florida State’s victory over UNC Greensboro. His scoring output came one game after he opened the season with a disappointing three point performance in the Seminoles’ season-opening victory over North Florida. Snaer made seven of his nine shots from the field against the Spartans after making one of six shots against the Ospreys. Snaer scored seven of his points in a 2:07 span of the first half against UNC Greensboro that seemed to get his game back on track. He scored nine first half points, seven second half points to goal along with three rebounds, one assists, one blocked shot and one steal in the Seminoles’ second win of the season.
IN FLORIDA STATE’S FIRST TWO GAMES OF THE SEASON…
…The Seminoles have not trailed at any point and held the biggest lead of 32 points in the second half of its win over UNC Greensboro;
…The Seminoles have scored at least 33 points in each of the first four halves of basketball and have scored at least 42 points in three of their first four halves of the season.
…Florida State’s defense has forced its two opponents into 48 turnovers – an average of 24 per game. The Seminoles have eared 30 steals – an average of 15.0 per game.