Florida State Seminoles men's basketball

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Florida State Seminoles basketball
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University Florida State University
First season1947–48
All-time record1,206–857 (.585)
Head coach Leonard Hamilton (18th season)
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Location Tallahassee, Florida
Arena Donald L. Tucker Center
(Capacity: 12,500)
Nickname Seminoles
Student sectionThe Nole Zone
ColorsGarnet and Gold [1]
         
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Alternate
NCAA Tournament Runner-up
1972
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1972
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1972, 1993, 2018
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1972, 1992, 1993, 2011, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1972, 1980, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1968, 1972, 1978, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference Tournament Champions
Florida Intercollegiate: 1955

Metro: 1991


ACC: 2012
Conference Regular Season Champions
Dixie: 1951

Florida Intercollegiate: 1955


Metro: 1978, 1989

The Florida State Seminoles men's basketball team represents Florida State University (variously Florida State or FSU) in the intercollegiate sport of basketball. The Seminoles compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

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Though they have historically played under the shadow of the football program, the Seminoles have had successes on the hardwood and they have achieved success in recent years. Florida State has made seventeen NCAA Tournament appearances: advancing to the Round of 32 on ten occasions, the Sweet Sixteen six times, the Elite Eight on three occasions, and the Final Four once, moving on to the championship game and finishing as runner-up. Florida State has also made ten appearances in the National Invitation Tournament.

In the sixty-nine season history of the Seminole basketball program, the Seminoles have won the regular season conference title four times and the conference tournament title three times, including one ACC championship.

Florida State has had twenty-two All-Americans, twenty-six players inducted into the Hall of Fame, and thirty-two players that went on to play in the NBA. Jeff Sagarin and ESPN listed the program 74th in the college basketball all-time rankings in the 'ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia'. [2]

The Seminoles play their home games in the Donald L. Tucker Center on the university's Tallahassee, Florida campus. The current head men's basketball coach is Leonard Hamilton, in his eighteenth year.

Overview

The Florida State Seminoles men's team annually plays an eighteen-game conference schedule that is preceded by an out-of-conference schedule against few annual opponents except for Florida. Their conference schedule consists of a home-and-home game against two permanent rivals (Miami and Clemson), alternating home-and-home games against the other fourteen ACC teams.

History

Florida State University has officially fielded a basketball team since 1947, and the Seminoles are currently in their 71st season of play.

Don Loucks era (1947–1948)

Hugh Donald Loucks served as the first basketball coach for the Florida State Seminoles. He coached at the school for one year and compiled an overall record of 5–13, becoming one of only two coaches to leave the program with a losing record of 11 games.

J.K. Kennedy era (1949–1966)

After the departure of Loucks, J.K. Kennedy became the coach. He was the first coach to find success at Florida State, holding the position for eighteen years and compiling a record of 234–208.

Hugh Durham era (1966–1978)

Hugh Durham played at Florida State in the 1950s, scoring 1,381 points in three years. His average of 21.9 points per game in 1958–59 is the seventh best tally in Florida State history. Durham's career average of 18.9 points per game is still the ninth best in school history. After his playing career had ended, he began his coaching career as an assistant coach in 1959. Seven years later, Durham would be named head coach in 1966. One of the top players during this time was future NBA Hall-of-Famer Dave Cowens. Durham led the Seminoles from 1966 to 1978. In 1972, Durham led Florida State to a runner-up finish in the NCAA Tournament. A hard-fought 81–76 loss to the top-ranked UCLA Bruins in the NCAA Championship game prevented Durham's Florida State team from winning the NCAA Tournament. Another key player for the Seminoles was Harry Davis, who helped the program sustain stability.

Durham's overall record at Florida State was a 230–95 record with three NCAA tournament bids. He still owns the highest winning percentage of any Florida State coach at .708. [3] Durham is the only coach in NCAA history to be the all-time winningest coach (percentage or wins) at three different Division I schools.

Joe Williams era (1978–1986)

After the departure of Hugh Durham, Joe Williams took over the Seminole basketball program. One of the standout players during this period was George McCloud. McCloud helped the Seminoles rebuild after the departure of Durham by becoming one of the most prolific scorers in FSU history. During his senior season, McCloud had the second-highest scoring average and the sixth-highest in Florida State history. [3] Joe Williams would coach his final season in 1986.

Pat Kennedy era (1986–1997)

The 1992–1993 season would see the emergence of one of the Seminoles' best players in its history, Bob Sura . Not much was expected of the Seminoles in 1992 as they entered into their first season in the ACC, yet they finished second in the conference to national champion Duke. The team repeated the second-place finish in 1993, establishing itself as a legitimate national power. In the 1993 NCAA Tournament they fell to Kentucky in the Elite Eight round. In Kennedy's final season (1996–1997) he led the team to the NIT Final, losing to the Michigan Wolverines.

Steve Robinson era (1997–2002)

Steve Robinson took over the program for the 1997–1998 season and led the Seminoles to the NCAA Tournament his first year. However, the team suffered losing records the next four seasons and Robinson left the program after the 2001–2002 campaign. Robinson is now an assistant coach with the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Leonard Hamilton era (2002–present)

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Leonard Hamilton is the winningest coach in school history.

Leonard Hamilton became Florida State's seventh head basketball coach on March 19, 2002. In two years, Tim Pickett scored 1,039 points, earning him First-Team All-ACC and All-American Honorable Mention honors. [4] Hamilton was named ACC Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2012. Hamilton is also the first Seminole coach to win an ACC Championship, capturing the league tournament title in 2012. He has led the Seminoles to seven NCAA tournament appearances. During his tenure, Florida State has been the third-most successful team in the conference. Hamilton is the winningest coach in the program's history and has sent fourteen players to the NBA Draft, including six first round picks.

Head coaches

TenureCoachYearsRecordPct.
1947–1948 Don Loucks 15–13.278
1949–1966 J.K. Kennedy 18234–208.529
1967–1978 Hugh Durham 12229–96.705
1979–1986 Joe Williams 8129–105.551
1987–1997 Pat Kennedy 11202–131.607
1998–2002 Steve Robinson 564–86.427
2003–present Leonard Hamilton 18342–224^.604
Totals7 coaches73 seasons1,206–857.585

*^22 wins vacated from Leonard Hamilton's record from the 2006–2007 basketball season

Current coaching staff

NamePosition
Leonard Hamilton Head coach
Stan JonesAssociate coach
Charlton YoungAssistant coach
Steve SmithAssistant coach
Michael BradleyStrength and Conditioning coach
Rob BucherVideo Coordinator
Jarrod LazarusDirector of Operations
Erick CastoEquipment Manager

Home court

Donald L. Tucker Center

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The Donald L. Tucker Center, home of the Seminoles
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Banners hanging at the Donald L. Tucker Center

The Seminoles play all of their home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center. It is an 18,000-square-foot (1,700 m2) multi-purpose facility which has hosted over 25 years worth of Seminole games [5] . Since the 2016-2017 season the Seminoles have only 3 losses at home. Making it, currently, the toughest home court in America.

Championships

National Championship appearance

Florida State has appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament's National Championship game once, in 1972. The Seminoles, coached by Hugh Durham, lost to John Wooden and his UCLA Bruins, 81–76, at the Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. The Seminoles defeated powerhouse Kentucky in the Mideast Region Final and North Carolina in the Final Four.

SeasonCoachSiteOpponentResultOverall Record
1971–1972 Hugh Durham Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena UCLA FSU 76, UCLA 8127–6
Total National Championship Game Appearances1

Regional Championship

Florida State defeated Kentucky, 73–54, to win their only regional championship.

SeasonRegion
1971–1972Mideast
Total Regional Championships1

NIT Championship appearance

Florida State has appeared in the National Invitation Tournament's National Championship game once, in 1997. The Seminoles, coached by Pat Kennedy, lost to Michigan, coached by Steve Fisher, 82–73, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

SeasonCoachSiteOpponentResultOverall Record
1996–1997 Pat Kennedy Madison Square Garden Michigan FSU 73, Michigan 8220–12
Total National Invitation Tournament Championship Game Appearances1

Conference Tournament championships

Conference Affiliations

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Season Conference Coach Site Opponent PF PA
1950–51 Dixie J.K. KennedyPorter Gym (Macon, Georgia) Mercer 6569
1954–55 Florida Intercollegiate J.K. Kennedy Miami Beach Auditorium (Coral Gables, Florida) Miami 8680
1977–78 Metro Hugh Durham Riverfront Coliseum (Cincinnati, Ohio) Louisville 9394
1978–79Metro Joe Williams Mid-South Coliseum (Memphis, Tennessee) Virginia Tech 6068
1979–80MetroJoe Williams Freedom Hall (Louisville, Kentucky)Louisville7281
1984–85MetroJoe WilliamsFreedom Hall (Louisville, Kentucky) Memphis State 8690
1988–89Metro Pat Kennedy Carolina Coliseum (Columbia, South Carolina)Louisville8087
1990–91MetroPat Kennedy Roanoke Civic Center (Roanoke, Virginia)Louisville7669
2008–09 ACC Leonard Hamilton Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Georgia) Duke 6979
2011–12ACCLeonard Hamilton Philips Arena (Atlanta, Georgia) North Carolina 8582
2018–19ACCLeonard Hamilton Spectrum Center (Charlotte, North Carolina)Duke6373
Championship Results: 3–8  835 872

Conference regular season championships

SeasonConferenceCoachOverallConference
1950–51DixieJ.K. Kennedy18–97–0
1954–55Florida IntercollegiateJ.K. Kennedy22–410–0
1977–78MetroHugh Durham23–612–1
1988–89MetroPat Kennedy22–89–3
Total Conference Titles4

Records and results

Year-by-year results

National Champions Conference Tournament ChampionsConference Regular Season ChampionsNCAA TournamentNIT Tournament

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, C = Conference

*122 total wins vacated from the 2006–2007 basketball season due to the academic scandal
*27 ACC wins vacated from the 2006–2007 basketball season due to the academic scandal

Polls

Florida State has ended their basketball season ranked 13 times in either the AP or Coaches Poll. Top-10 finishes are colored ██

A second-place ranking is the best the team has ever received. [6]

Regular season tournaments

TournamentAppearancesBest Result
Advocare Invitational2018–19Second
All College Tournament1964–65, 1972–73Third
Battle 4 Atlantis2011–12
Big Sun Classic1973–74, 1975–76, 1977–78Champions
Birmingham Classic1977–78Champions
Bluebonnet Classic1973–74Second
Cable Car Classic1976–77Second
Cabrillo Classic1982–83Third
Carousel Tournament1955–56
Citadel Invitational1958–59Fourth
Civitan Classic1968–69, 1971–72Champions
Coaches vs. Cancer2012–13Champions
Colonial Classic2006–07
Corpus Christi Caller Times Challenge2004–05
Cotton States Classic1980–81Champions
Dayton Invitational1972–73, 1978–79, 1981–82Second
Diamond Head Classic2010–11
ECAC Holiday Festival1989–90Third
Emerald Coast Classic2019–20Champions
Evansville Tournament1967–68Second
Far West Classic1971–72, 1975–76Champions
Fiesta Bowl Classic2002–03Third
Florida Four Classic1981–82, 1982–83Second
Florida Sunshine Classic1968–69, 1970–71, 1971–72Champions
Gator Bowl Tournament1951–52, 1954–55, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1963–64, 1969–70Champions
Glenn Wilkes Classic2007–08
Global Sports Classic2008–09Champions
Great Alaska Shootout1989–90, 2000–01Fifth
Hall of Fame Tip-Off2014–15
IPTAY Tournament1976–77Second
Jamaica Classic2017–18Champions
Louisville Holiday1974–75Second
Marshall Invitational1972–73Third
Mercer Bear Classic1973–74Third
Milwaukee Classic1967–68Third
Old Dominion Classic1978–79Second
Old Spice Classic2009–10Champions
Orange Bowl Tournament1955–56
NAIB District 251950–51, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1954–55Champions
NAIB Nationals1950–51, 1954–55Quarterfinals
Paradise Jam2015–16Fifth
Pillsbury Classic1977–78Second
Pittsburgh Holiday Hoops Classic2003–04Second
Preseason NIT 1992–93, 1997–98, 2016–17Second
Puerto Rico Tip-Off2013–14Third
Rainbow Classic1998–99Fifth
Red Lobster Classic1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89Champions
Savannah Invitational1962–63Champions
Senior Bowl Tournament1956–57, 1957–58, 1971–72Champions
Steel Bowl Tournament1973–74Second
Sun Bowl1970–71
Tampa Invitational1965–66Second
Vanderbilt Invitational1964–65Third
Vermont Classic1976–77Third

ACC-Big Ten Challenge

The Seminoles have participated in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge 20 times, compiling a record of 9–12.

YearOpponentLocationResult
1999 Northwestern Evanston, IllinoisW 60–46
2000 Minnesota Tallahassee, FloridaL 71–79
2001NorthwesternEvanston, IllinoisL 50–57
2002 Iowa Tallahassee, FloridaW 80–67
2003NorthwesternTallahassee, FloridaW 71–53
2004MinnesotaMinneapolis, MinnesotaW 70–69
2005 Purdue Tallahassee, FloridaW 97–57
2006 Wisconsin Madison, WisconsinL 66–81
2007MinnesotaTallahassee, FloridaW 75–61
2008NorthwesternEvanston, IllinoisL 59–73
2009 Ohio State Columbus, OhioL 64–77
2010Ohio StateTallahassee, FloridaL 44–58
2011 Michigan State East Lansing, MichiganL 49–65
2012MinnesotaTallahassee, FloridaL 68–77
2013MinnesotaMinneapolis, MinnesotaL 61–71
2014 Nebraska Tallahassee, FloridaL 65–70
2015IowaIowa City, IowaL 75–78 (OT)
2016MinnesotaTallahassee, FloridaW 75–67
2017 Rutgers Piscataway, New JerseyW 78–73
2018PurdueTallahassee, FloridaW 73–72
2019 Indiana Bloomington, IndianaL 64–80
Record9–12 (.429)

All-time record vs. ACC teams

OpponentWonLostPercentageStreakFirst Meeting
Boston College 117.611Lost 12006
Clemson 43^32.573Won 31951
Duke 9^39.188Lost 41955
Georgia Tech 4229.592Won 31963
Louisville 1234.261Won 11968
Miami 45^36.556Won 31950
North Carolina 1449.222Lost 11965
NC State 26^31.456Won 11955
Notre Dame 54.556Won 12011
Pittsburgh 414.222Lost 21973
Syracuse 47.364Won 21990
Virginia 2525.500Won 11992
Virginia Tech 34^22.607Won 51968
Wake Forest 26^25.510Won 21958
Totals299355.457

*^wins vacated from the 2006–2007 basketball season due to the academic scandal

Rivals

OpponentWonLostPercentageStreakFirst Meeting
Florida 27^43.386Won 61951
Miami 45^36.556Won 31950
Clemson 43^32.573Won 31951
Totals114111.507

*^wins vacated from the 2006–2007 basketball season due to the academic scandal

College Gameday

The Seminoles have appeared on ESPN's College Game Day twice, hosting the program once, in 2012, when the North Carolina Tar Heels played in Tallahassee. The Seminoles have a 1–0 record when Gameday is on campus.

FSU vs. AP Ranked #1

NCAA Tournament results

The Seminoles have appeared in the NCAA Tournament seventeen times. Their combined record is 21–17; current head coach Leonard Hamilton has a record of 12–10 in the tournament.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1968 First RoundEast Tennessee StateL 69–79
1972 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
Eastern Kentucky
Minnesota
Kentucky
North Carolina
UCLA
W 83–81
W 70–56
W 73–54
W 79–75
L 76–81
1978 First RoundKentuckyL 76–85
1980 First Round
Second Round
#9 Toledo
#1 Kentucky
W 94–91
L 78–97
1988 First Round#5 IowaL 98–102
1989 First Round#13 Middle TennesseeL 83–97
1991 First Round
Second Round
#10 USC
#2 Indiana
W 75–72
L 69–82
1992 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 Montana
#6 Georgetown
#2 Indiana
W 78–68
W 78–68
L 74–85
1993 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#14 Evansville
#11 Tulane
#7 Western Kentucky
#1 Kentucky
W 82–70
W 94–63
W 81–78OT
L 81–106
1998 First Round
Second Round
#5 TCU
#13 Valparaiso
W 96–87
L 77–83OT
2009 First Round#12 WisconsinL 59–61OT
2010 First Round#8 GonzagaL 60–67
2011 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#7 Texas A&M
#2 Notre Dame
#11 VCU
W 57–50
W 71–57
L 71–72OT
2012 First Round
Second Round
#14 St. Bonaventure
#6 Cincinnati
W 66–63
L 56–62
2017 First Round
Second Round
#14 Florida Gulf Coast
#11 Xavier
W 86–80
L 66–91
2018 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#8 Missouri
#1 Xavier
#4 Gonzaga
#3 Michigan
W 67–54
W 75–70
W 75–60
L 54–58
2019 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 Vermont
#12 Murray State
#1 Gonzaga
W 76–69
W 90–62
L 58–72

NCAA Tournament seeding

The NCAA began seeding the tournament with the 1979 edition.

Years → '80 '88 '89 '91 '92 '93 '98 '09 '10 '11 '12 '17 '18 '19
Seeds →81247331259103394

NIT results

The Seminoles have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) ten times. Their combined record is 14–10.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1984 First Round
Second Round
NC State
Pittsburgh
W 74–71
L 63–66
1987 First Round
Second Round
Rhode Island
Vanderbilt
W 107–92
L 92–109
1997 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Syracuse
Michigan State
West Virginia
Connecticut
Michigan
W 82–67
W 68–63
W 76–71
W 71–65
L 73–82
2004 First Round
Second Round
Wichita State
Iowa State
W 91–84
L 59–62
2006 First Round
Second Round
#8 Butler
#3 South Carolina
W 67–63
L 68–69
2007 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
#7 Toledo
#3 Michigan
#1 Mississippi State
W 77–61
W 87–66
L 71–86
2008 First Round#6 AkronL 60–65OT
2013 First Round#5 Louisiana TechL 66–71
2014 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
#8 Florida Gulf Coast
#4 Georgetown
#3 Louisiana Tech
#1 Minnesota
W 58–53
W 101–90
W 78–75
L 64–67OT
2016 First Round
Second Round
#5 Davidson
#1 Valparaiso
W 84–74
L 69–81

NIT seeding

The NCAA began seeding the tournament with the 2006 edition.

Years → '06 '07 '08 '13 '14 '16
Seeds →223414

ACC Tournament results

The ACC Men's Basketball Tournament is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Atlantic Coast Conference. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Florida State has won the ACC Tournament once, in 2012, under coach Leonard Hamilton. The Seminoles have a record of 19–27 at the ACC Tournament.

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1992 #2Quarterfinals
Semifinals
#7 NC State
#3 North Carolina
W 93–80
L 76–80
1993 #2Quarterfinals#7 ClemsonL 75–87
1994 #7Quarterfinals#2 North CarolinaL 69–83
1995 #7Quarterfinals#2 MarylandL 64–71
1996 #8First Round#9 NC StateL 65–80
1997 #7Quarterfinals#2 Wake ForestL 65–66
1998 #7First Round#8 NC StateL 63–65
1999 #8First Round
Quarterfinals
#7 Clemson
#2 Maryland
W 87–85
L 69–93
2000 #7First Round
Quarterfinals
#8 Georgia Tech
#2 Maryland
W 63–62
L 61–82
2001 #8First Round#9 ClemsonL 64–66
2002 #8First Round
Quarterfinals
#9 Clemson
#1 Maryland
W 91–84
L 59–85
2003 #9First Round
Quarterfinals
#8 Clemson
#1 Wake Forest
W 72–61
L 61–69
2004 #7Quarterfinals#2 NC StateL 71–78
2005 #10First Round#7 NC StateL 54–70
2006 #5First Round#12 Wake ForestL 66–78
2007 #9First Round
Quarterfinals
#8 Clemson
#1 North Carolina
W 67–66
L 58–73
2008 #9First Round
Quarterfinals
#8 Wake Forest
#2 North Carolina
W 70–60
L 70–82
2009 #4Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Championship Game
#12 Georgia Tech
#1 North Carolina
#3 Duke
W 64–62
W 73–70
L 69–79
2010 #3Quarterfinals#11 NC StateL 52–58
2011 #3Quarterfinals#6 Virginia TechL 52–51
2012 #3Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Championship Game
#6 Miami (FL)
#2 Duke
#1 North Carolina
W 82–71
W 62–59
W 85–82
2013 #6First Round
Quarterfinals
#11 Clemson
#3 North Carolina
W 73–69
L 62–83
2014 #9Second Round
Quarterfinals
#8 Maryland
#1 Virginia
W 67–65
L 51–64
2015 #9Second Round
Quarterfinals
#8 Clemson
#1 Virginia
W 76–73
L 44–58
2016 #12First Round
Second Round
#14 Boston College
#6 Virginia Tech
W 88–66
L 85–96
2017 #2Quarterfinals
Semifinals
#7 Virginia Tech
#3 Notre Dame
W 74–68
L 73–77
2018 #8Second Round#9 LouisvilleL 74–82
2019 #4Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Championship Game
#5 Virginia Tech
#1 Virginia
#3 Duke
W 65–63OT
W 69–59
L 63–73

Awards

All-Americans

Conference awards

ACC Coach of the Year

ACC Defensive Player of the Year

ACC Sixth Man of the Year

Players

Notable alumni

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Sam Cassell was one of the top point guards in FSU history.

Retired numbers

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Dave Cowens is the only player to have his number retired by the Seminoles.
No.PlayerPos.Career
13 Dave Cowens C 1968–70

Honored jerseys

Some jerseys have been honored although their numbers are still active.

No.PlayerPos.Career
3 Bob Sura SG 1992–95
10 Sam Cassell PG 1992–93
25 Hugh Durham G 1957–59
33 Ron King SG 1971–73
43 Dave Fedor F 1960–62

Hall of Fame inductees

One FSU player and coach has been inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

College Basketball Hall of Fame inductees
Year InductedNameCareer
2006 Dave Cowens Player: 1967-1970
2016 Hugh Durham Player: 1957–59
Head Coach: 1967–78

Seminoles in the NBA

Florida State has sent forty-six players to the NBA Draft. [8]

Mascot

Florida State recently revived the character of Cimarron, a costume mascot that will make appearances at many FSU athletic events and functions. In addition, the character will make public appearances and will be available for functions at area schools and service projects, as well as with the spirit groups. [9]

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Luke Isaac Rhoad Loucks is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Florida State, where he was a member of four straight NCAA Tournament teams and still holds the school record for most career games played. After playing professionally in Latvia, Cyprus, Belgium, Germany, and the NBA Development League, Loucks joined the Golden State Warriors organization in the summer of 2016 in a paid internship position.

2016–17 Florida State Seminoles womens basketball team

The 2016–17 Florida State Seminoles women's basketball team, variously Florida State or FSU, represents Florida State University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I basketball season. Florida State competes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Seminoles are led by head coach Sue Semrau, in her twentieth year, and play their home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center on the university's Tallahassee, Florida campus. They are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

2016–17 Florida State Seminoles mens basketball team

The 2016–17 Florida State Seminoles men's basketball team, variously Florida State or FSU, represented Florida State University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Seminoles were led by head coach Leonard Hamilton, in his fifteenth year, and played their home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center on the university's Tallahassee, Florida campus as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

2017–18 Florida State Seminoles womens basketball team

The 2017–18 Florida State Seminoles women's basketball team, variously Florida State or FSU, represents Florida State University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I basketball season. Florida State competes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Seminoles are led by head coach Sue Semrau, in her twenty-first year, and play their home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center on the university's Tallahassee, Florida campus. They were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

2018–19 Florida State Seminoles mens basketball team

The 2018–19 Florida State Seminoles men's basketball team represented Florida State University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Seminoles were led by head coach Leonard Hamilton, in his 17th year, and played their home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center on the university's Tallahassee, Florida campus as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The 1992–93 Florida State Seminoles men's basketball team represented Florida State University as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference during the 1992–93 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by head coach Pat Kennedy, and future NBA players Sam Cassell, Doug Edwards, Bob Sura, and Charlie Ward, the Seminoles reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. The team finished with an overall record of 25–10.

The 1991–92 Florida State Seminoles men's basketball team represented Florida State University as first-time members of the Atlantic Coast Conference during the 1991–92 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by head coach Pat Kennedy, and future NBA players Sam Cassell, Doug Edwards, Bob Sura, and Charlie Ward, the Seminoles reached the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. For the second consecutive season, Florida State was eliminated from NCAA Tournament play by a top five-ranked Indiana team. The team finished with an overall record of 22–10.

2019–20 Florida State Seminoles mens basketball team

The 2019–20 Florida State Seminoles men's basketball team represents Florida State University during the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Seminoles are led by head coach Leonard Hamilton, in his 18th year, and play their home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center on the university's Tallahassee, Florida campus as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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