TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) — Florida State, which is ranked in the nation’s top 11 for the second consecutive week, plays its final home game of the 2020-21 season as it plays host to Boston College on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:00 at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee. It’s the first meeting of the two teams this season after a game scheduled between the two teams on February 2, 2021 was postponed. The Seminoles will honor six players on Senior Night against Boston College – RayQuan Evans, Justin Lindner, Travis Light, Harrison Prieto, Will Miles and M.J. Walker. The Seminoles have won 24 consecutive ACC home game entering their game against Boston College – the second longest ACC home court winning streak in ACC history. Florida State closes outs its 2020-21 regular season at Notre Dame on Saturday, March 6 at 12 Noon at the Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, Ind. The 2021 ACC Tournament is March 9-13, 2021 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
FLORIDA STATE ANNOUNCES CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR BASKETBALL COACH LEONARD HAMILTON
Florida State University Vice President and Director of Athletics David Coburn announced on March 1 that Florida State has extended the contract with head basketball coach Leonard Hamilton through the 2024-25 season. “Coach Hamilton has done so much for this basketball program and this university that it is hard to express in words,” said Coburn. “What he does with his young men, both on and off the court, is truly remarkable. I know both the President and I regard him as a university treasure, and he is just now getting the national recognition he has deserved for so long. He embodies all the qualities that make a great leader, and we are proud and thrilled to have him as our coach as long as he wishes.” Hamilton’s student-athlete graduation rate of just over 95 percent at FSU will improve even more as eight members of his current team will earn degrees (seven as undergraduate degrees and one as a graduate degree) this spring. Two more players will earn graduate degrees in the summer of 2021. “I’ve known Coach Hamilton since he was hired in 2002 when I was chair of the FSU Board of Trustees,” said Florida State President John Thrasher. “He exemplifies the best of college basketball in terms of developing outstanding players and great citizens. His ability to perform his job at such a high level of excellence is appreciated by the Seminole faithful, and we’re thrilled Coach Hamilton will continue to lead our program.”
FLORIDA STATE HAS WON 24 STRAIGHT ACC HOME GAMES
Florida State enters Wednesday’s game against Boston College having won 24 consecutive ACC games at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee. Only Duke from 1997 to 2000 has won more ACC home games consecutively (26) in the incredible history of the ACC. The Seminoles’ ACC winning streak in their home building began with a 77-68 win over Clemson on January 22, 2019. Their most recent ACC victory at home came as an 81-60 win over No. 7 Virginia on February 15.
LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO…
…Defeat Boston College and win its second consecutive game against the Eagles. The Seminoles defeated the Eagles, 80-62, on March 7, 2020 at the Donald L. Tucker in Tallahassee to clinch their first ever ACC regular season championship in the most recent meeting between the two teams;
…Defeat Boston College and win its ninth game in the last 11 meetings against the Eagles. The Seminoles earned a series best six-game winning streak from February 16, 2013 (69-66 in Tallahassee) through February 20, 2017 (104-72 in Tallahassee) and have only lost to the Eagles twice since the 2012-13 season;
…Defeat Boston College and win its 11th ACC game of the season. It would mark the third consecutive season the Seminoles have won 11 ACC games. The Seminoles were 13-5 in ACC play during the 2018-19 season, were 16-4 in ACC play in 2019-20 (ACC Regular Season Champions and a school record for ACC wins in a season) and are 10-3 (and in first place in the ACC standings this season).