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Celebrity Sightings: Actor Bill Murray

Bill Murray, one of the greatest actors of the modern era, is not only a comedic genius, he is one of the biggest college basketball fans you will find. As iconic as he is as an actor, writer and filmmaker on the big screen, fans are as likely to see him in the crowd at a Big Monday game inside a college basketball arena.

Murray was at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee on February 24, 2020 to see the Seminoles defeat the Louisville Cardinals by an 82-67 margin. The multi-talented Murray was part of the sold out crowd that witnessed one of the best college basketball games of the 2019-20 season.

An avid sports fan, he was also in attendance in Cleveland when his beloved Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series as well as the Final Four in St. Louis in 2005.

As we continue to celebrate Head Coach Leonard Hamilton and Florida State’s success in 2020, seminoles.com sat down with Murray for #CelebritySightings – the Hottest Ticket in Tallahassee. It’s a series of interviews that showcase the celebrities who enjoyed front row seats to the Seminoles’ magical run to the ACC Championship.

What is your most vivid memory of any college basketball moment?
Texas Western (It’s run to the National Championship in 1966).

Name the best gym/arena you have watched a college basketball game in?
The Rosemont Horizon in 2005 for Illinois vs. Arizona.

Who is the greatest college basketball player you have ever seen play in person?
Darrell Griffith (Louisville, 1976-80)

What is your greatest memory of a game-ending finish in the NCAA Tournament?
Fred Brown’s turnover in the 1982 title game (North Carolina 63, Georgetown 62)

Do you fill out your own NCAA Tournament bracket and have you ever picked the winner?
Yes and No

Celebrity Sightings: Actor Bill Murray
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