Melina Vastola-US PRESSWIRE
Bio blast for Florida State as BYU storms Brooklyn for the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
BYU basketball takes on Florida State in the first round of the short Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Brooklyn on Friday night. Here are all the basics on Florida State:
Name: Florida State University
Colors: Garnet and Gold
Venue: Tucker Center, cap. 12,100
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Tourney Appearances: 14 (15-14)
Last: 2011-12, lost in Round of 32
Best seasons: 1971-72 -- The Seminoles finished 28-5 and advanced to the national championship game where they lost to UCLA, 81-76. 1992-93 -- In their second year in the ACC, the Seminoles won 25 games (still their most in the last 20 seasons, tied with last season) and lost to Kentucky in the elite eight.
Current NBA players: Toney Douglas, Chris Singleton, Bernard James, Solomon Alabi, Ryan Reid.
Former NBA players: Sam Cassell, Bob Sura, Von Wafer, Charlie Ward (played football -- and won the Heisman -- as well as basketball at FSU)
Coach: Leonard Hamilton, 11th season -- 202-128 (.612)
Career: 25th season (4 seasons Oklahoma State, 10 at Miami), 402-338 (.543)
Last 5 Years: 114-56 (.671)
History vs. BYU: 0-1
1972: BYU 80-77
(25-10 in 2011-12)
RPI: Not valid yet
Point Averages: score 83, allow 72 (2 games)
The Seminoles opened the season with a home loss to South Alabama, then beat Buffalo.
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Date/Time: Fri., Nov 16, 5:00 p.m. MT