Dec. 18, 2001
SETTING THE SCENE
Florida State opens a four-game home stand (its’ longest of the season) as it plays host to Cleveland State in its seventh (of 11 during the season) non-conference game of the season. The Seminoles are 3-1 at home this season and have won seven of their last eight non-conference home games at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center. Following Wednesday night’s game against Cleveland State, the Seminoles play host to American University (Sat., Dec. 22, 1:00 p.m.), Virginia Tech (Thurs., Dec. 27, 7:00 p.m.) and Campbell University (Sat., Dec. 29, 5:00 p.m.) before going on the road to play South Florida (Wed., Jan. 2, 7:00 p.m.).
SEMINOLES TO VISIT TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL THURSDAY
Head coach Steve Robinson and the Florida State men’s basketball team will make their annual visit to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on Thursday (Dec. 20) at Noon. During each of the last three years, head coach Steve Robinson has taken his team to spread holiday cheer with hugs and high-fives to countless children at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The team members and coaches have spent numerous hours going from room to room with gift bags and cheer to children suffering from illnesses ranging from kidney problems to asthma. The annual visit to the hospital is among Robinson’s community service priorities.
SEMINOLES AT HOME DURING THE ROBINSON ERA
Florida State has a 22-9 record in non-conference home games during the Steve Robinson era (1998-Present). The Seminoles are 3-1 at home in non-conference games this season with victories over Savannah State, Elon College and Birmingham Southern. Robinson led the Seminoles to an undefeated, 7-0, record against non-ACC opponents during his first season in Tallahassee. Included in the teams Robinson and the Seminoles have defeated at home is then-No. 5 ranked Arizona (Dec. 23, 1997).