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Mr. Basketball hosts NC State Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Basketball hosts NC State Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State, which has beaten Virginia (64-63, Feb. 26) and Notre Dame (74-70, March 2) in its last two games, hosts NC State on senior day March 5, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Donald L Tucker Center. Seminole head coach Leonard Hamilton and his team will pay tribute to seven seniors who are due to play their last home games of the regular season: RayQuan Evans, Justin Lindner, Tanor Ngom, Malik Osborne, Anthony Polite, Harrison Prieto and Wyatt Wilkes . Florida State has won two straight and three of its last five ACC games despite missing each of its five starters for a significant period during the month of February. After winning six consecutive games from Jan. 8 against Louisville to Jan. 22 against Miami, including a win over No. 5-ranked and top-seeded ACC Tournament Duke, the Seminoles enter Saturday’s game against NC State looking of their 10and ACC win of the season. Following Saturday’s game against NC State, the Seminoles travel to play in the ACC Tournament at Barclay’s Center where they will face Syracuse on Wednesday, March 9 at noon. The game between the Seminoles and the Oranges will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2. The winner of this game will face the No. 1 seeded Duke Blue Devils on Thursday, November 10, also at noon.

SEMINOLES RESEARCH 10E ACC VICTORY OF THE SEASON
Florida State enters Saturday’s game against NC State looking to win their 10and ACC Game of the Season. This would mark the fourth straight year the Seminoles have reached double the ACC regular season wins and give the program 50 ACC regular season wins over the past four seasons – a high point for the program under Leonard. Hamilton. Florida State is 49-23 (.680 winning percentage) the past four seasons in ACC play — the winningest four-year streak in conference play in school history .

FLORIDA STATE AT THE DONALD L. TUCKER CENTER IN THE LAST FIVE SEASONS
Florida State is 86-8 at home the past five (plus) seasons (.915 winning percentage). The Seminoles have won 86 of their last 94 home games since Feb. 27, 2015. The Seminoles have won their last three home games of the 2015-16 season (Notre Dame, Syracuse, Davidson) and have won 83 of 90 games in home (.922 winning percentage) over the past five seasons. The Seminoles have lost just four ACC home games since a 77-68 win over Clemson on Jan. 22, 2019. Florida State has won 30 of its last 35 ACC home games since its loss to the Tigers and won 25 straight ACC home games beginning Jan. 22. 2019 to March 3, 2021 – the second-longest winning streak in ACC history. Only Duke, who won 26 straight ACC home games from 1997-2002, has a longer streak than the Seminoles in ACC history.

HAMILTON TO BE INDUCTED INTO FLORIDA STATE HALL OF FAME
The Florida State University Athletics Hall of Fame will induct nine new members on Friday, April 8, including men’s basketball coach Leonard Hamilton and All-Americans from six different sports. Hamilton, who is the winningest Seminoles basketball coach and currently the fifth-winningest coach in ACC history, will be inducted along with one of his former players in star point guard Toney Douglas.

HAMILTON IS THE FIFTH-WINNINGEST COACH IN ACC HISTORY
Seminole head coach Leonard Hamilton is the fifth-winningest coach in ACC history with 393 career wins and ranked fifth in ACC history with 176 career wins from the ACC to Florida State.

SEARCH THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOR…
… Defeat NC State and earn a two-game regular-season win over the Wolfpack. The Seminoles defeated the Wolfpack, 83-81, earlier this season on Jan. 1 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh;
..Beat NC State and earn a win over the Wolfpack for the seventh time in the last eight games of the series The Seminoles have defeated the Wolfpack, 85-78, in Raleigh and have won seven of the last eight meetings between the two teams ;
..Defeat NC State and win their 10and ACC Game of the Season. This would mark the school record tying the fourth straight season the Seminoles will have reached double digits in ACC regular season wins. Florida State has won at least 10 ACC regular season wins from 2009-2012 (43 total regular season ACC wins) and has currently won at least 11 ACC regular season games from 2019-21 (40 ACC wins).

SEMINOLES AT HOME AT TUCKER CENTER
Florida State has won 30 of its last 34 ACC home games since losing Clemson on Jan. 22, 2019. Since the start of the 2016-17 season, the Seminoles have won 47 of their last 54 ACC home games. ACC (.870 winning percentage), including 23 of their last 27 since the start of their 2019-20 conference schedule.

SEMINOLES NOW WITH SIX ONE-POINT WINS
Florida State won its sixth game decided by a point with its 64-63 win over Virginia on Feb. 26 in Charlottesville. The Seminoles beat five ACC teams by one point (Miami, 65-64 on Jan. 11; Duke, 79-78 in overtime on Jan. 18; Miami, 61-60, Jan. 22; Clemson, 81- 80, Feb. 15 and Virginia, 64-63, Feb. 26) and beat Boston University in a non-conference game (81-80, Nov. 24). The Seminoles are the first team in ACC history to win each of their five ACC games that have been decided by exactly one run. The ACC record for games decided by a run for any ACC team is six by Notre Dame in the 2019-20 season. The Fighting Irish were 3-3 in one-point decisions during the 2019-20 season.