The Florida State Seminoles have a long basketball tradition with 14 NCAA Tournaments and seven conference championships. They were in the National Championship game in 1972 on a team that featured Ron King and Boston Celtics great Dave Cowens. The Seminoles also made it to the Elite Eight in 1993 with a team that featured Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward, who went on to play several years with the New York Knicks. That team also had Sam Cassell who went on to have a good NBA career with the Houston Rockets and several other teams.
Some other Seminole greats include Bob Sura, Von Wafer, Al Thornton, Chris Singleton, Ryan Reid, George McCloud, Toney Douglas and Harry Davis. Some of the successful coaches in FSU history include Hugh Durham, Pat Kennedy and current coach Leonard Hamilton. Hamilton is the all time leader in wins at both Florida State and their instate ACC Rivals, the Miami Hurricanes.
FSU won the prestigious ACC Tournament in 2012 when they knocked out Duke in the semifinals and North Carolina in the championship game. The Seminoles have also been to nine NITs including 2013 and 2014.
The Donald L Tucker Center opened in 1981 and it holds 14,000 fans that love to do the “Tomahawk Chop” when their Noles are in action. Many highly ranked teams from the powerful ACC have come there and left with a loss. FSU has knocked Duke off six times while the Blue Devils have been ranked in the top ten with five of those coming at the Tucker Center.
The ACC is college basketball’s top conference. So any time you come out to watch the Seminoles play at the Donald L Tucker Center, you will be watching the best teams in the game today and tomorrow’s NBA stars.
The 2015-16 Seminoles home schedule will include Jacksonville, Mississippi State, Charleston Southern, North Carolina, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Clemson, NC State, Miami, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Syracuse. If you can find a better home schedule than the Florida State home schedule, get season tickets.
Every seat is a great seat at the Donald L Tucker Center. There are no benches at the FSU games, only chair backs even in the upper levels. You will enjoy all your favorite concession items including beer, which is sold at the Noles games.
The surrounding neighborhood is chock full of places to eat and drink. Tallahassee is not only a college town, but also the state capitol of Florida, so there are no shortages of bars and restaurants to visit in the surrounding area.
Although FSU is more known for their glorious football past and present, Florida State basketball is also a big deal in the Capitol City. With so much tradition by not only FSU but also all of the great teams that come there to visit, you will be seeing the best college basketball has to offer. Bring all of your friends and family to the Donald L. Tucker Center this season for Florida State basketball.
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