Florida State vs. Wake Forest Game Notes

By: FSU Sports Communications
By: FSU Sports Communications

FLORIDA STATE RETURNS HOME TO PLAY HOST TO WAKE FOREST

Florida State, which has won four of its last five ACC games, plays host to Wake Forest on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2001 at 7:00 at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee. The Seminoles are a perfect 4-0 at home this season in the ACC with wins over Clemson (Dec. 12, 75-69), No. 1 Duke (Jan. 12, 66-61), NC State (Jan. 15, 84-71) and Boston College (Jan. 22, 67-51) and are 9-3 at home in conference play in the last two season. In addition, the Seminoles enter Tuesday’s game against the Demon Deacons having won 10 of their last 13 ACC games dating to a Feb. 14, 2010 win over Boston College and have won seven of their last eight ACC home games dating to a Feb. 6, 2010 victory over Miami at home. Florida State’s game against Wake Forest is its first of two games against the Demon Deacons this season as they will travel to play them in Winston Salem on Feb. 19. Florida State’s game against Wake Forest is one of only three home games for the Seminoles during the month of February as they play three games at home and four games on the road (all in conference play). Following Tuesday’s game against Wake Forest, the Seminoles travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. for a Super Bowl Sunday game at North Carolina on Feb. 6, at 2:00 p.m.

THE SINGLETON CAMPAIGN

Junior forward Chris Singleton is an All-American candidate, a candidate for the Naismith Award as the nation's top player, the top candidate for the Henry Iba Corinthian Award as the nation's top defender, an All-ACC candidate and the top candidate to win the ACC Defensive Player of the Year award for the second consecutive season. He is one of only two players (also Reggie Jackson of Boston College) who have earned ACC Player of the Week honors multiple times this season.

CHRIS SINGLETON AND THE ACC STATISTICS

Junior All-American candidate Chris Singleton is one of only two players in the ACC to rank in the top 10 of six different categories – steals (2nd), blocked shots (7th), rebounding (7th), scoring (8th), defensive rebounds (8th) and offensive rebounds (10th). Only Reggie Jackson of Boston College joins Singleton as ACC players ranked in the top 10 of six different ACC statistical categories.

FLORIDA STATE CONTINUES TO HOLD ITS PLACE AS TOP DEFENSIVE TEAM

Florida State, the nation’s top defensive team led by the nation’s top defensive player in Chris Singleton, is the only team in the nation to rank in the top 35 in field goal percentage defense (1st), blocked shots per game (8th), 3-point field goal percentage defense (11th), scoring defense (23rd) and steals per game (31st).

Florida State’s National and ACC Defensive Rankings

Category Statistic NCAA Rank ACC Rank

Field Goal Pct. Defense .351 1 1

Blocked Shots Per Game 6.9 8 1

3-Point Field Goal Defense .293 11 1

Scoring Defense 60.6 23 2

Steals Per Game 8.7 31 2

LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO…

…Defeat Wake Forest and win its sixth ACC game of the season. It would mark the school record sixth consecutive season the Seminoles have won at least six conference in a single season;

…Defeat Wake Forest and become the first team to defeat each of the three new coaches in the ACC for the 2010-11 season (Brad Brownell, Clemson, Steve Donahue, Boston College and Jeff Bzdelik, Wake Forest).

FLORIDA STATE’S SUCCESS IN THE ACC

Florida State is the second winningest program in the ACC in the last three years (since the start of the 2008-09 season) in total ACC regular season and ACC Tournament games. The Seminoles have won 27 games against ACC competition. Florida State played in the 2009 ACC Championship game and is one of only two teams in the ACC (they are joined by Duke) who has finished with double digit wins and in the top four of the final ACC standings in BOTH of the last two seasons. Including their five wins in ACC play this season, the Seminoles average nine wins per season with 10 games plus the ACC Tournament still remaining on their schedule.

Last 3 Years (ACC Regular Season + ACC Tournament)

Team W L Notes

Duke 36 9 Three ACC Championship game appearances

Florida State 27 16 One ACC Championship game appearance

North Carolina 24 18 Zero ACC Championship game appearances

FLORIDA STATE’S WINNING PERCENTAGE IN THE LAST THREE SEASONS

Florida State is the third winningest program in the ACC in the last three years (since the start of the 2008-09 season) in total games played with 62 wins. The Seminoles averaged 23.5 wins per season with records of 25-10 (2008-09) and 22-10 (2009-10) in the last two seasons and have won 15 of their first 21 games of the 2010-11 season. Florida State enters Tuesday’s game against Wake Forest having won 15 of 21 games this season (.714 winning percentage) and 20 of their last 30 games since defeating Boston College on Feb.14, 2010.

SEMINOLES AGAINST RANKED TEAMS THIS SEASON

Florida State enters Tuesday’s game against Wake Forest as one of only two teams in the ACC this season that has played at least four ranked teams and is one of only two teams in the league that has defeated two ranked teams. The Seminoles have played four ranked teams (No. 14 Florida, No. 2 Ohio State, No. 15 Baylor and No. 1 Duke) and defeated two of them (No. 15 Baylor on Dec. 25, 68-61 and No. 1 Duke on Jan. 16, 66-61). Only Maryland has played as many ranked teams (4, 0-4) and only Duke has defeated as many ranked teams (2, 2-0) so far this season among league teams. Florida State has won two games against ranked teams this season – with the entire ACC having defeated a total of seven ranked teams, meaning the Seminoles have won nearly 33 percent of the games against ranked teams among the 12 ACC teams.

ACC Teams Against Ranked Opponents in 2010-11

Team Record Team Record Team Record

Boston College 0-1 Georgia Tech 0-1 NC State 0-3

Clemson 1-0 Maryland 0-4 Virginia 1-2

Duke 2-0 Miami 0-2 Virginia Tech 0-2

Florida State 2-2 North Carolina 1-2 Wake Forest 0-1

FLORIDA STATE ON THE ROAD IN ACC PLAY

Florida State enters its game against Wake Forest on Tuesday with 10 ACC road wins in the last three seasons – the second highest total of road wins in conference play since the start of the 2008-09 season. The Seminoles were 5-3 on the road in 2009-10 with wins at Georgia Tech, at Boston College, at Virginia, at North Carolina and at Miami. Earlier this season the Seminoles won at Miami to earn their first road conference win of the 2010-11 season.

FLORIDA STATE IS…

…The ACC’s second winningest road team in the last two seasons with a 6-5 record;

…The ACC’s second winningest road team in the ACC in the last three seasons with a 10-9 record;

…The ACC’s third winningest road team in the ACC in the last four seasons with 13 wins.


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