March 9, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State’ s Toney Douglas was named the ACC Player of the Week for the second time this season and third time in his career and the Seminoles are ranked No. 22 in both major national polls as Florida State has begun its preparations for the 56th Annual Atlantic Coast Tournament at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Seminoles will play the winner of Thursday’s game against No. 5 Clemson and No. 12 Georgia Tech in a quarterfinal game at 2:30 on Friday. The Seminoles finished fourth in the regular season ACC standings and received a tournament bye for the first time in school history.
Douglas, a senior guard from Jonesboro, Ga., averaged 24.5 points and five assists last week as the Seminoles (23-8, 10-6) split a pair of league contests to nail down a fourth-place regular-season finish in the ACC standings.
Douglas scored 27 points and handed out seven assists as the 24th-ranked Seminoles pushed seventh-ranked Duke to the limit before dropping an 84-81 decision last Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Playing his final home game on Sunday, Douglas delivered 22 points, handed out three assists and grabbed five rebounds as Florida State turned back Virginia Tech by a 63-53 score.
On the heels of their victory over Virginia Tech, the Seminoles are included in the national rankings for the third consecutive week and are ranked No. 22 in the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls. The Seminoles were ranked No. 24 in both polls last week and have now been ranked in three consecutive polls and in four polls this season.