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Seminoles Prepare For Birmingham Southern

Dec. 3, 2001

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SETTING THE SCENE

Florida State plays host to Birmingham Southern as it attempts to win its first three home games of the regular season since the 1997-98 season, head coach Steve Robinson’s first season in Tallahassee. The Seminoles opened their home schedule with victories over Savannah State (Nov. 20, 93-41) and Elon (Nov. 23, 89-59) and have won six consecutive non-conference home games entering Tuesday night’s game against Birmingham Southern.

FLORIDA STATE’S NON-CONFERENCE HOME STREAK

Florida State has won six consecutive none-conference home games dating to Dec. 17, 2000.
The Seminoles won their final four none-conference home games last season and have won their
first two of the 2001-02 season. A victory over the Panthers Tuesday night would give the
Seminoles their longest non-conference home winning streak since the 1997-98 and 1998-99
seasons. Steve Robinson guided the Seminoles to six non-conference home wins during the
1997-98 season and one during the 1998-99 season before falling to a non-ACC team at home.

Florida State’s Current Non-Conference Home Streak

No. DateOpponentScore
1.Dec. 17, 00JacksonvilleW, 75-61
2.Dec. 21, 00BinghamtonW, 79-57
3.Dec. 30, 00Morgan State W, 74-64
4.Jan. 6, 01UNC AshevilleW, 79-57
5.Nov. 20, 01Savannah State W, 93-41
6.Nov. 23, 01ElonW, 89-59

LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO…

…Gain its third victory of the season as it plays host to Birmingham Southern Tuesday night.
The Seminoles did not earn their third victory of the 2001-02 season until Dec. 21 (the teams 12 th
game of the season),
…Hold its third consecutive opponent below 45 percent field goal shooting. The last three the
Florida State opponents are shooting a combined 41.4 percent form the field (70-of-169),
…Outrebound its fourth consecutive opponent. The only team to have outrebound Florida State
during the first four games of the season was No. 4 ranked Florida (35-36, -1).

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