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Seminoles Finish Seventh Nationally In Field Goal Percentage Defense

April 9, 2003

Florida State finished second in the ACC and seventh in the nation in field goal percentage defense with a .391 mark. The 2002-03 Seminoles became the first Florida State team to hold its opponents under .400 shooting from the field since the 1956-57 season when J.K. “Bud” Kennedy’s ninth team held its opponents to .396 shooting from the field. During the last 44 years, the Seminoles have shot above .400 each season, included at or above .500 percent four times. Seminole head coach Leonard Hamilton led Miami to the nation’s No. 1 ranking in field goal percentage defense during the 1998 season. The Seminoles have been ranked in the nation’s top 10 throughout the season and were the nation’s toughest team to shoot against during the first four weeks of the season. During the Seminoles 16-game ACC season, they held six of the eight ACC teams below their season field goal percentage average. Only NC State and Clemson shot above their season average against the Seminoles defense.

Seminoles’ ACC Field Goal Percentage Defense Rankings
Year Rank Mark

1992 5th .446
1993 8th .450
1994 8th .435
1995 5th .438
1996 7th .442
1997 2nd .400
1998 2nd .407
1999 9th .461
2000 8th .427
2001 8th .453
2002 4th .441
2003 2nd .391
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