Feb. 27, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Sunday’s men’s basketball game between Florida State and Duke in the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center is sold-out after the allotment of 4,000 student tickets was fully distributed Friday morning. It marks the first time in school history a game is completely sold out before the day of the game and is the first sold out game since Nov. 17, 2000 when the Seminoles played host to Florida.
Under second-year head coach Leonard Hamilton, the Seminoles are averaging 7,193 fans for each of their 16 home games this season. The Seminoles averaged 6,384 fans during Hamilton’s first season and 5,218 during the 2001-02 season. Florida State has played to two crowds over 10,000 at home this season (against North Carolina Jan. 22 and Wake Forest Jan. 25) and is averaging 9,344 fans for each of its seven home ACC games.
Florida State as won a school-record tying 15 games in the TLCCC and have a 15-1 record at home this season. The Seminoles are looking to establish a school record for home wins in a season as the play host to the Blue Devils Sunday.