Feb. 4, 2011
|Sunday, February 6th, 2011 – 2:00 p.m. EST|
|Dean Smith Center | Chapel Hill, NC|
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
Florida State, which has defeated two ranked teams so far this season (No. 1 Duke and No. 15 Baylor), travels to play at No. 23 North Carolina at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 2:00 p.m. The game will be televised nationally as part of Fox Sports’ widely successful Sunday Night Hoops television package. Florida State enters Sunday’s game against No. 23 North Carolina as the SECOND WINNINGEST PROGRAM IN ACC PLAY IN THE LAST THREE YEARS with a 28-16 record. That record includes 26 wins in ACC regular season play and two wins in ACC Tournament play. Since the start of the 2008-09 conference schedule, Duke’s record is 36-9, the Seminoles are 28-16 and the Tar Heels are 25-17. The Seminoles are 6-2 in ACC play this season and have their best record after the first half of the season since the 1992-93 season when they also were 6-2 on their way to a 12-4 finish and a second place finish in the league standings. Florida State’s six ACC wins include two victories over two teams (Duke, first and NC State, fourth) who were picked to finish ahead of it in the ACC standings by a vote of the league media at ACC Operation Basketball in Charlotte. The Seminoles were picked to finish in fifth place in the ACC standings and are currently in third place with eight conference games remaining to be played during the regular season. Following Sunday’s game against North Carolina, the Seminoles will travel to play at Georgia Tech on February 10 for a game beginning at 7:00 p.m.
THE SINGLETON CAMPAIGN
Junior forward Chris Singleton 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 have earned ACC Player of the Week honors multiple times this season.
FLORIDA STATE RECENTLY IN ACC PLAY…
…Florida State has won 11 of its last 14 ACC games since defeating Boston College on Feb. 14, 2010. Included in that string of wins was a 77-67 victory over North Carolina on Feb. 24, 2010 in Chapel Hill;
…Florida State has won three of its last five games against ranked ACC opponents. The Seminoles defeated Georgia Tech twice last season as a ranked team and No. 1 Duke earlier this season in Tallahassee;
…Florida State has won four of its last seven ACC road games including its win at Miami earlier this season. The Seminoles defeated the Hurricanes, 55-53, in Coral Gables on Jan. 19. The Seminoles also won at North Carolina, 77-67, on Feb. 24, 2010.
LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO…
…Defeat No. 23 North Carolina and gain its third win over a ranked team this season. The Seminoles have wins over two ranked teams this season (No. 1 Duke and No. 15 Baylor). Florida State most recently defeated three or more ranked teams in the same year during the 2008-09 season (four);
…Defeat No. 23 North Carolina and win their second consecutive game in the Dean E. Smith Center for the first time in school history;
…Defeat No 23 North Carolina and gain a win away from home. vs. a ranked Tar Heel team for the first time since a win over the No. 1 Tar Heels in the semifinals of the 2009 ACC Tournament.
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 2008-09 season) in total ACC regular season and ACC Tournament games. The Seminoles have won 28 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 six wins in ACC play this season, the Seminoles average nine wins per season with eight 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 in the last three years (since the start of the 2008-09 season) in total games played with 62 wins. 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 15 of their first 21 games of the 2010-11 season. Florida State enters Sunday’s game against No. 23 North Carolina having won 16 of 22 games this season (.727 winning percentage) and 21 of their last 31 games since defeating Boston College on Feb.14, 2010.
SEMINOLES AGAINST RANKED TEAMS THIS SEASON
Florida State enters Saturday’s game against No. 23 North Carolina 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 more ranked teams (5, 0-5) 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 seven ranked teams, meaning the Seminoles have won nearly 33 percent of the games against ranked teams among the 12 ACC teams.
FLORIDA STATE ON THE ROAD IN ACC PLAY,br>
Florida State enters its game at No 23 North Carolina with 10 ACC road wins in the last three seasons – the third 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 and enter Sunday’s game looking for their second consecutive win on the road at North Carolina.
FLORIDA STATE IS…
…The ACC’s third winningest road team in the last two seasons with a 6-5 record;
…The ACC’s third winningest road team in the ACC in the last three seasons with a 10-9 record.