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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (seminoles.com) The state of Florida, which returned to the national rankings this week after a two-week absence, welcomes Detroit to the Donald L. Tucker Center in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The Seminoles and Hurricanes meet for the first of two times this season, as they are scheduled to play in Coral Gables on February 24th. The State of Florida takes on Detroit after winning four straight games, winning against NC State, North Carolina, Louisville and Clemson and four of their last five games against their 72:59 win over Gardner-Webb on December 21. The Seminoles are 8-1 at home this season and have won 21 ACC home games in a row following a 77-68 win over Clemson on January 22, 2019. After Wednesday’s game against Detroit, the Seminoles will play at the McCamish Pavilion near Georgia Tech in Atlanta on January 30th, ahead of a scheduled street game at Boston College on February 2nd.
FLORIDA STATE IN NATIONAL RANKING LISTS
The state of Florida ranks 16th against Detroit on Wednesday in this week’s Associated Press poll and 16th in the USA Today Coaches poll.
FLORIDA STATE CALLED THE NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK FROM ESPN AND NCAA.COM …
… Florida State named National Team of the Week by ESPN.com: Few teams in the nation have played better than Florida State since the break, and the Seminoles have cemented themselves as a real threat to winning each ACC title this week;
Florida State named National Team of the Week by NCAA.com: The Seminoles are back. And are a threat to a Final Four run. The Seminoles came out of the break and were the best team in the ACC. That doesn’t seem to change a bit.
FLORIDA STATE WON 21 STRAIGHT ACC HOME GAMES
The state of Florida takes on Detroit on Wednesday after winning 21 consecutive ACC games at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Ann Arbor. The Seminoles’ ACC winning streak in their home building began with a 77:68 win over Clemson on January 22, 2019. Their last ACC home win was an 80:61 win over Clemson on Saturday in Ann Arbor. The Seminoles 21-game ACC home game winning streak is the third longest streak in the history of the ACC.
The SEMINOLES barns named a top 10 candidate for the COUSY AWARD
Florida freshman Scottie Barnes, the leading provider of assists and steals for the Seminoles, was named one of the top 10 candidates for Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Barnes is one of three newcomers from across the nation and one of only two ACC players selected as one of the top contenders for the award, named after former Boston College and Holy Cross Guard Bob Cousy. Barnes enters the game on Wednesday against Detroit at the Donald L. Tucker Center as the Florida States’ leading assistant (40 / 4.0 apg) and steals (14 / 1.4 spg) while he is in second place (10.6 ppg) and scoring is in fourth place (40 /) when rebounding. 4.0 rpg). He ranks fifth in the ACC in the assist: turnover ratio (2.1: 1) and in the ACC seventh in the assists.
LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO …
… Beat Detroit and win his sixth game in a row against the Hurricanes. A win would represent the Seminoles’ longest winning streak against Detroit since their sixth win on February 18, 2009 through February 11, 2012. The state of Florida has two winning streaks in six games (December 6, 1968 – January 6, 1971 and February 18, 2009 – February 11, 2012) against Detroit in the history of the series, which began on December 19, 1950;
… Defeat Detroit and win his fifth ACC game in a row. A win would mean the Seminole’s fourth streak of ACC victories in at least five games in the past three seasons.