CLEMSON, S.C. (seminoles.com) — Florida State, which has won a school-record tying seven consecutive ACC games, travels to play at Clemson on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, S.C. The Seminoles enter Tuesday’s game looking to win their school record eighth consecutive ACC game – they have won each of their games since defeating Clemson, 77-68, on January 22, 2019 at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee. Florida State is 4-0 at home and 3-0 on the road in ACC play during their current seven-game ACC winning streak. After beginning their conference season with a 1-4 mark, the Seminoles have improved to 8-4 in ACC play as they begin play against the Tigers. Florida State’s seven-game winning streak marks it longest ACC winning streak since also winning seven games from January 10, 2012 (at Virginia Tech, 63-59) through February 4, 2012 (at Virginia, 58-55) during the 2011-12 season. The Seminoles won 12 of their final 15 ACC games of the 2011-12 season, finished in second place in the ACC standings and swept through the ACC Tournament with wins over Miami, Duke and North Carolina to win the first ACC Championship in school history. Florida State’s game at Clemson is it second of three consecutive road games and is sandwiched in-between a win at Georgia Tech (February 16, 69-47) and its only game of the season against North Carolina (February 23 at Chapel Hill, N.C.). Following the Seminoles’ game at Clemson, the Seminoles will travel to play the Tar Heels before playing their final three home games of the season against Notre Dame (February 25), NC State (March 2) and Virginia Tech (March 5).
FLORIDA STATE’S ACC RECORD
Florida State enters Tuesday’s game at Clemson with an 8-4 ACC record and seven consecutive conference victories. The Seminoles are 8-4 after starting conference play with a 1-4 mark and three consecutive league losses including a two-point loss at the buzzer to then No. 1 Duke (80-78) at home in the Donald L. Tucker Center. Florida State’s winning streak began against Clemson on January 22 at home and includes six wins by double figures (including two by 22 points) and a victory over No. 16 Louisville in overtime at home (February 9, 80-75).
NOTING FLORIDA STATE’S 20 OVERALL WINS AND EIGHT ACC VICTORIES…
…Florida State enters Tuesday’s game against Clemson with 20 wins for the school record tying fourth consecutive season. The Seminoles also won at least 20 games in four consecutive years during the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons also under 17th-year Head Coach Leonard Hamilton. The Seminoles averaged 23.8 wins per season from 2009-12 and are currently averaging 22.3 victories per season during the current four-year span of success;
…Florida State enters Tuesday’s game against Clemson with eight ACC wins for the 11th consecutive season. The Seminoles average 8.8 ACC wins per season since the start of the 2008-09 conference season and won at least 10 ACC games each season from 2009-12 with the school-record of 12 ACC wins coming during their ACC Championship season in 2012.
HAMILTON AMONG THE ALL-TIME ACC VICTORY LEADERS
Seminole Head Coach Leonard Hamilton enters Tuesday’s game against Clemson with 144 all-time ACC wins (seventh all-time) and 325 overall wins at an ACC school (eighth all-time). He needs only one victory to move into a tie for seventh place with Virginia legend Terry Holland with 326 overall victories. Hamilton needs only five victories to move into a tie for sixth place with Georgia Tech legend Bobby Cremins (149 all-time ACC wins).
LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO…
…Defeat Clemson and earn a regular season series sweep of the Tigers for the eighth time since joining the ACC for the 1991-92 season. The Seminoles most recently earned a regular season sweep of the Tigers during the 2016-17 season. The Seminoles and the Tigers are permanent partners when it comes to ACC scheduling and play each other twice during the regular season;
…Defeat Clemson and win its school record eighth consecutive ACC game. The Seminoles tied their school record with seven consecutive ACC wins with its victory at Georgia Tech on Saturday (February 16, 69-47);
…Defeat Clemson and win its ninth ACC game of the season. The Seminoles most recently won nine ACC games last season when they finished conference play with a 9-9 record;
…Defeat Clemson and win its 21st game of the season. it would mark the third consecutive season and ninth time under Head Coach Leonard Hamilton the Seminoles have won at least 21 games in a season;
…Defeat Clemson and win its 21st game of the season on February 19 – the third earliest date the Seminoles would have reached the 21-win plateau. The Seminoles earned their 21st win on February 8, 2016 (during the 2015-16 season) and on February 14, 1970 (during the 1969-70 season.
ROAD WARRIORS IN ACC PLAY
Florida State enters Tuesday’s game at Clemson with three consecutive ACC road wins – at Miami (January 27, 78-66), at Syracuse (February 5, 80-62) and at Georgia Tech (January 16, 69-47). The Seminoles already have more ACC road wins then they did all of last season (one, at Louisville) and are looking to win their fourth ACC road game of the 2018-19 season at Clemson. Florida State most recently earned five ACC road wins during the 2013-14 season and won a school record six ACC road games (6-2 record away from Tallahassee) during the 1991-92 season – its first in the ACC.
FLORIDA STATE WITH CONSECUTIVE 20+ POINT ACC VICTORIES
Florida State enters Tuesday’s game at Clemson having won both of its last two ACC games by exactly 22 points – by an 88-66 margin over Wake Forest (February 13) and by a 69-47 margin at Georgia Tech (February 16). It marks the second time in school history the Seminoles have won consecutive ACC games by 20 or more points with the last two times coming during the 2016-17 season with wins over Clemson (109-61, +48) and NC State (96-71, +25).
FLORIDA STATE’S MARGIN OF VICTORY DURING THEIR CURRENT SEVEN GAME-WINNING STREAK
Florida State has outscored its opponents during its current seven-game winning streak by a total of 98 points – an average of 14.0 points in winning seven consecutive games. The Seminoles have earned two 20+-point margins of victory (over Wake Forest and Georgia Tech) and double figure margins of victory at Syracuse (+18), at Miami (+12) and at Georgia Tech (+10).