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Basketball Earns No. 2 Seed In ACC Tournament

2021 ACC Tournament Bracket / Florida State Stats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ( – Florida State has earned a second place finish in the ACC standings with an 11-4 record and will be the No. 2 seed in the 68th Annual ACC Tournament when it begins at the Greensboro Coliseum on March 9.  The Seminoles have earned one of four coveted double byes and will advance into the quarterfinal round before playing their first game on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Florida State enters the 2021 ACC Tournament as the defending ACC Champion.

The Seminoles will face either the No. 15 seed Boston College, the No. 10 seed Duke or the No 7 seed Louisville in the third quarterfinal game on Thursday.  Boston College faces Duke in the first round Tuesday with the winner of that game advancing to play Louisville in the second round on Wednesday.

For Florida State, the second place finish in the ACC standings and No. 2 overall seed in 2021 marks the third consecutive year and fourth time in the last five seasons that it has earned a double bye in the ACC Tournament.   In recent years, the Seminoles have been seeded second (in 2017), fourth (in 2019), first (in 2020) and second (2021).

Florida State finished its season with a 15-5 overall record and an 11-4 mark in ACC play.  The Seminoles have won 13 (in 2019), 16 (in 2020) and 11 ACC games (in 2021) and have a 40-13 mark in ACC play since the beginning of the 2018-19 season.

Seminole Head Coach Leonard Hamilton, who was named as a semifinalist for the Werner Ladder National Coach of the Year Award on Friday, will guide the Seminoles into his 19th ACC Tournament.  He is the fifth all-time winningest coach in ACC history – for all and for ACC games only – and is the winningest coach in Florida State history for both overall and ACC games only.

Florida State’s second place finish in the 2021 ACC Standings marks the second time in school history the Seminoles have finish in the top two in the ACC standings (also second in both 1992 and 1993).  The runner-up finish also marks the school-record eighth time Hamilton has guided his Seminoles to a top-four finish in the ACC standings.

2021 New York Life ACC Tournament
Tuesday, March 9 – First Round
2 p.m. – No. 12 Pitt vs. No. 13 Miami (ACC Network)
4:30 p.m. – No. 10 Duke vs. No. 15 Boston College (ACC Network)
7 p.m. – No. 11 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Wake Forest (ACC Network)

Wednesday, March 10 – Second Round
Noon – No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 9 NC State (ACC Network)
2:30 p.m. – No. 5 Clemson vs. Pitt/Miami winner (ACC Network)
6:30 p.m. – No. 7 Louisville vs. Duke/Boston College winner (ACC Network)
9 p.m. – No. 6 North Carolina vs. Notre Dame/Wake Forest winner (ACC Network)

Thursday, March 11 – Quarterfinals
Noon – No. 1 Virginia vs. Wednesday Noon winner  (ESPN or ESPN2)
2:30 p.m. – No. 4 Georgia Tech vs. Wednesday 2:30 p.m. winner (ESPN or ESPN2)
6:30 p.m. – No. 2 Florida State vs. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. winner (ESPN or ESPN2)
9 p.m. – No. 3 Virginia Tech vs. Wednesday 9 p.m. winner (ESPN or ESPN2)

Friday, March 12 – Semifinals
6:30 p.m. – Thursday afternoon winners (ESPN or ESPN2)
9 p.m. – Thursday evening winners (ESPN or ESPN2)

Saturday, March 13 – Championship
8:30 p.m. – Semifinal winners (ESPN)

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