Florida State Seminoles Mens Basketball Tickets
The Florida State Seminoles men’s basketball team is a Division I program for Florida State University. The team is located in Tallahassee, Florida and play their home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center. The Donald L. Tucker Center has a capacity of 12,100 people and was built in 1981. The team currently plays in the Atlantic Coastal Conference, known as the ACC. The team is currently coached by Leonard Hamilton, who has compiled a 201-127 record in his nine years as head coach, where he has reached the postseason seven years in a row, and the NCAA tournament four years in a row.
The team began right after World War II in the 1947-1948 season; however, success did not come until considerably later. Under the direction of Hugh Durham, the team made its first three NCAA Tournament appearances in 1968, 1972, and in 1978. Durham finished his tenure with the team with a 230-95 record. 1972 saw the team’s only run past the Elite Eight, as they finished as the runner-up in the NCAA Tournament that year. The early 1990s were also a successful period for the team, as under the direction of Pat Kennedy and led by star player Sam Cassell and Charlie Ward, the team made the Sweet 16 and the Elite Eight in consecutive years.
Throughout the course of their history, the Seminoles have featured 39 players selected in the NBA Draft. Of those, ten were selected in the first round. The team has featured eighteen All-Americans, including future NBA all-stars Al Thornton and others. Florida State has a variety of rivalries, most of which stem from recruiting battles in state. Florida State’s chief rival is the University of Miami Hurricanes, due to both teams’ affiliation in the ACC. They also annually play the Florida Gators in another hotly contested battle.