DURHAM, N.C. (seminoles.com) — No. 8 Florida State, which is ranked in the nation’s top-10 for the school-record fifth consecutive week, travels to play at Duke on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. The Seminoles arrive in Durham fresh off their 99-81 win over Miami on Saturday in Tallahassee. Florida State has won three straight, three of its last four, 13 of its last 14 and 20 of its last 22 games and enters Monday’s game against Duke with a 20-3 overall record and a 10-2 mark in ACC play. The Seminoles are 22-3 in their last 25 regular season ACC games. Florida State is 20-3 for the second time in school history – the Seminoles’ 1969-70 team (which was led in scoring by the great Dave Cowens) also began their season with a 20-3 record. The Seminoles are 10-2 in ACC play for the second time in school history – the second time in school history they have won 10 of their first 12 ACC games. Florida State (which was led in scoring by Michael Snaer) finished 12-4 in ACC play and won its first ever ACC Tournament Championship in 2012. Following Monday’s game at Duke, the Seminoles play host to Syracuse on Saturday, February 15 at Noon at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee – a building in which they have won 61 of their last 64 games.
MONDAY’S GAME IS A MATCH-UP OF TWO OF THE TOP FIVE WINNINGEST COACHES IN ACC HISTORY
Two of the top-five winningest coaches in ACC history go head to head in Monday’s game – the Seminoles’ Leonard Hamilton (tied for fifth for all-time wins as an ACC coach and fifth in history for ACC wins) and the Blue Devils’ Mike Krzyzewksi (first in all-time wins as an ACC coach and first in the ACC for conference wins).
FLORIDA STATE’S TOP-10 MATCH-UPS
Florida State travels to play at No. 7/7 Duke in the 12th game in program history when both teams are ranked in the nation’s top-10 at the time of the game. The No. 9 Seminoles defeated No. 7 Duke, 88-72, on January 10, 2017 in their most recent game played between two teams ranked in the top-10 at the time.
HAMILTON WITH 72 WINS OVER RANKED TEAMS
Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton enters Monday’s game at No. 7/7 Duke looking for his 73rd career win over a nationally ranked team. He earned two wins over ranked teams at Oklahoma State, 17 at Miami and 53 at Florida State. He has earned four wins over No. 1 ranked teams: against No. 1 Oklahoma (February 4, 1989 while at Oklahoma State); against No. 1 Duke (March 1. 2006 while at Florida State); against No. 1 North Carolina (March 4, 2009 while at Florida State) and against No. 1 Duke (January 12, 2011 while at Florida State).
LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO…
…Defeat Duke and win its 21st game of the season. It would mark the school record fourth consecutive season the Seminoles would have won at least 21 games. Florida State averages 24.5 wins per season in the last four years;
…Defeat Duke and raise its record to 11-2 in ACC play. It would be the first time (since joining the ACC for the 1991-92 season) that Florida State would have won 11 of its first 13 conference games and the seventh time in school history it would have won at least 11 ACC regular season games in a season. The Seminoles’ school record for ACC wins in a season is 13 – during the 2018-19 season.