Nov. 19, 2001
FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES (0-1, 0-0 ACC)
VS. SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY TIGERS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2001, 7:00 P.M.
TALLAHASSEE LEON COUNTY CIVIC CENTER (12,200)
SEMINOLE RADIO NETWORK
SETTING THE SCENE
Florida State plays host to Savannah State in its 2001-02 regular season home opener. The Seminoles are 37-1 all-time in home openers. Tuesday’s game marks the Seminoles’ first ever against the Tigers who hail from Savannah, Ga. Florida State is 37-1 in home openers during the history of the program with its only non-victory coming last season. Seminole head coach Steve Robinson is 3-1 in home openers at Florida State after winning the first three home openers of his career in Tallahassee.
ROBINSON TO JOIN CENTURY CLUB
Head coach Steve Robinson needs only two wins to reach 100 for his career. He has a career record of 98-88 (.527 winning percentage) during his head coaching career at Florida State (1998-Pr.) and the University of Tulsa (1996-97). He has guided three teams into the NCAA Tournament and six victories over Top-25 ranked teams during his tenure in Tallahassee. Robinson averages 16.3 victories a season and guided the Golden Hurricane to a pair of 20-win seasons in 1996 and 1997.
SEMINOLES’ NON-CONFERENCE HOME-WINNING STREAK
Florida State enters Tuesday night’s game against Savannah State having won four consecutive non-conference home games. The Seminoles won their final four non-ACC games in the Civic Center last season as they defeated Jacksonville (Dec. 17, 75-61), Binghamton (Dec. 21, 79-57), Morgan State (Dec. 30, 74-64) and UNC Asheville (Jan. 6, 76-68).
AT THE CIVIC CENTER
Florida State is 58-10 (.853 winning percentage) in non-conference home games at the Leon County Civic Center since the Seminoles joined the ACC to begin the 1991-92 season. The Seminoles have completed their non-conference home schedule undefeated five times in the last ten years. Most recently, Steve Robinson led the Seminoles to victories over No. 25 Clemson (Jan. 12, 1999, 70-64) and No. 5 Arizona (Dec. 23, 1997, 84-79) in the Civic Center.