Jan. 27, 2011
|Saturday, January 29th – 12:00 p.m. EST|
|Littlejohn Coliseum | Clemson, SC|
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|TV: ACC Network | Radio: Seminole Sports Network|
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
Florida State, which is ranked No. 22 in this week’s Associated Press poll, travels to play in its third ACC road game of the season as it plays at Clemson on Saturday, Jan. 29 at Noon at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, S.C. The game marks the second meeting of the 2010-11 season between the Seminoles and the Tigers following a 75-69 win by Florida State on Dec. 12 in Tallahassee. The Seminoles enter Saturday’s game having won four consecutive ACC games with wins over No. 1 Duke (Jan. 12, 66-61), NC State (Jan. 15, 84-71), at Miami (Jan. 19, 55-53) and against Boston College (Jan. 22, 67-51) – the longest ACC winning streak by the Seminoles since also winning four consecutive games during the month of January during the 1992-93 season. Florida State enters Saturday’s game at Clemson with a 15-5 overall record and a 5-1 mark in ACC play. The Seminoles are 5-1 in ACC play for the second time in school history – they also won five of their first six ACC games to begin the 2010-11 season – and are looking to improve to 6-1 in ACC play for the first time in school history. Following Saturday’s game against Clemson, Florida State will return home to play host to Wake Forest on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. before travelling to play a Super Bowl Sunday game at North Carolina on Feb. 6 at 2:00 p.m.
THE SINGLETON CAMPAIGN
Junior forward Chris Singleton, who ranks in the top 10 of six different ACC statistical categories, is an All-American candidate, a candidate for the Naismith Award as the nation’s top player, the top candidate for the Henry Iba Corinthian Award as the nation’s top defender, an All-ACC candidate and the top candidate to win the ACC Defensive Player of the Year award for the second consecutive season. He is one of only two players (also Reggie Jackson of Boston College) who has earned ACC Player of the Week honors multiple times this season.
FLORIDA STATE HAS…
…Won 10 of its last 12 ACC games since a win over Boston College on Feb. 14, 2010;
…Won four straight ACC games since defeating No. 1 Duke on Jan. 12, 2011;
…Held a share of first place in the ACC standings since defeating Miami on the road on Jan. 19;
…Split its first two ACC road games this season with a victory over Miami (Jan. 19, 55-53) and a game at Virginia Tech (Jan. 8, 59-71);
…Won five of its first six ACC games for the second time in school history. The Seminoles also began the 1992-93 conference season with a 5-1 record on their way to a 12-4 record and a second place finish in the ACC standings.
FLORIDA STATE ON THE ROAD IN THE ACC
Florida State is 1-1 on the road in ACC play this season and enters Saturday’s game against Clemson as the second winningest road team in the ACC in the last three seasons with a 10-8 mark away from Tallahassee. Only Duke – at 11-8 in ACC play since the start of the 2008-09 season – has a better road record than Florida State among the leagues’ 12 teams.
LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO…
…Defeat Clemson and up its ACC record to 6-1 for the first time in school history;
…Defeat Clemson and keep its first place standing in the ACC – continuing its run of the latest in a season they have been in first place in the ACC standings.
…Defeat Clemson and sweep the regular season series against the Tigers for the second time in the last three seasons (also a sweep in 2008-09) and for the sixth time since joining the ACC for the 1991-92 season.
FLORIDA STATE’S SUCCESS IN THE ACC
Florida State is the second winningest program in the ACC in the last three years (since the start of the 20008-09 season) in total ACC regular season and ACC Tournament games. The Seminoles have won 27 games against ACC competition. Florida State played in the 2009 ACC Championship game and is one of only two teams in the ACC (they are joined by Duke) who has finished with double digit wins and in the top four of the final ACC standings in BOTH of the last two seasons. Including their five wins in ACC play this season, the Seminoles average nine wins per season with 10 games plus the ACC Tournament still remaining on their schedule.
FLORIDA STATE’S WINNING PERCENTAGE IN THE LAST THREE SEASONS
Florida State is the third winningest program in the ACC with 62 wins since the start of the 2008-09 season. The Seminoles averaged 23.5 wins per season with records of 25-10 (2008-09) and 22-10 (2009-10) in the last two seasons and have won 14 of their first 19 games of the 2010-11 season. Florida State enters Saturday’s game against Clemson having won 14 of 19 games this season (.737 winning percentage) and 20 of their last 29 games since defeating Boston College on Feb.14, 2010.
SEMINOLES AGAINST RANKED TEAMS THIS SEASON
Florida State enters Saturday’s game against Clemson as one of only two teams in the ACC this season that has played at least four ranked teams and is one of only two teams in the league that has defeated two ranked teams. The Seminoles have played four ranked teams (No. 14 Florida, No. 2 Ohio State, No. 15 Baylor and No. 1 Duke) and defeated two of them (No. 15 Baylor on Dec. 25, 68-61 and No. 1 Duke on Jan. 16, 66-61). Only Maryland has played as many ranked teams (four, 0-4) and only Duke has defeated as many ranked teams (2, 2-0) so far this season among league teams. Florida State has won two games against ranked teams this season – with the entire ACC having defeated a total of six ranked teams, meaning the Seminoles have won 33 percent of the games against ranked teams among the 12 ACC teams.
FLORIDA STATE ON THE ROAD IN ACC PLAY
Florida State enters its game against Clemson on Saturday with 10 ACC road wins in the last three seasons – the second highest total of road wins in conference play since the start of the 2008-09 season. The Seminoles were 5-3 on the road in 2009-10 with wins at Georgia Tech, at Boston College, at Virginia, at North Carolina and at Miami. Earlier this season the Seminoles won at Miami to even their ACC road record at 1-1 so far this season.
FLORIDA STATE IS…
…The ACC’s second winningest road team in the last two seasons with a 6-4 record;
…The ACC’s second winningest road team in the ACC in the last three seasons with a 10-8 record;
…The ACC’s third winningest road team in the ACC in the last four seasons with a 13-13 record.