Florida State men's basketball 2021-22 schedule is out: When does FSU play Duke, UNC?
Florida State men’s basketball’s ACC schedule for the upcoming 2021-2022 season was unveiled on Thursday night on ACC Network.
The Seminoles, who went 18-7 during the COVID-shortened 2020-21 season and lost to Michigan in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, will play a 20-game conference slate in addition to their 11 non-conference games, which had been previously announced.
Florida State will once again be directed by veteran coach Leonard Hamilton, who is entering his 20th season in Tallahassee and is one win away from his 400th career win at FSU and 600th overall.
Hamilton will have a chance to reach that milestone when FSU opens its season at home at the Tucker Center on Nov. 10th against Penn University.
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The Seminoles lost four talented players to the NBA in Scottie Barnes, RaiQuan Gray, Balsa Koprivica and M.J. Walker, but return a solid core led by senior guards Rayquan Evans and Anthony Polite as well as senior forward Malik Osborne. FSU also added transfer guard Caleb Mills, who was the 2019-20 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year at Houston.
FSU is 77-4 at home since February of 2016, and 27-8 in ACC play in the two years since the ACC began playing 20 conference games each season. With a .771 winning percentage in ACC play (27-8), the Seminoles rank above Virginia, who have a .757 winning percentage (28-9), for the highest winning percentage in conference play in the last two seasons.
Florida State’s 16 ACC regular season wins last season helped the Seminoles win their second ACC regular season championship in school history and set a school record for most conference wins in a season.
After a seven-game, non-conference slate to open the season which includes a road game at rival Florida on Nov. 14th and a road trip to Purdue on Nov. 30th as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the Seminoles host Syracuse on Dec. 4th to open their ACC schedule.
The matchup will pit Hamilton against veteran coach Jim Boeheim as FSU looks to match the ACC’s longest all-time conference home winning streak if it can win its 26th consecutive game against a conference foe at the Tucker Center.
Following four more non-conference games which include a game against UCF – the only team that beat FSU on its home floor last season – in the Orange Bowl Classic in Sunrise, Fla., the Seminoles hit the road against Boston College on Dec. 29th to close out the 2021 portion of their schedule.
FSU will face N.C. State on New Year’s Day in Raleigh and travel to Wake Forest on Jan. 4th before returning home to play Louisville on Jan. 8th.
The Coach K Farewell tour will come to Tallahassee on Jan. 17th when FSU hosts Duke. Longtime Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski announced in recent months this will be his final season. FSU will also play Duke at Cameron Indoor on Feb. 19th.
That game is part of a tough stretch of three consecutive Saturdays in February where FSU will take on North Carolina (Feb. 12th), Duke and Virginia (Feb. 26th) on the road.
FSU travels to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech at 9 p.m. on Jan. 26th in a rematch of last year’s ACC tournament final won by the Yellow Jackets
The Seminoles close the regular season with back-to-back home games against Notre Dame (March 2nd) and N.C. State (March 5th).
The Seminoles will take on rival Miami twice with a home game against the Hurricanes on Jan. 11th and a trip to Coral Gables on Jan. 22nd.
FSU men’s basketball 2021-22 schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 10: vs. Pennsylvania, Tucker Civic Center, Tallahassee
Sunday, Nov. 14: at Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
Wednesday, Nov. 17: vs. Tulane, Tallahassee
Sunday, Nov. 21: Jacksonville Classic vs. Loyola Marymount, Jacksonville, Fla.
Monday, Nov. 22: Jacksonville Classic vs. SMU or Missouri, Jacksonville, Fla.
Wednesday, Nov. 24: vs. Boston University, Tallahassee
Tuesday, Nov. 30: Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Purdue, West Lafayette, Ind.
Saturday, Dec. 4: vs. Syracuse, Tallahassee, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 12: No Room for Racism Classic at South Carolina, Rock Hill, S.C.
Wednesday, Dec. 15: vs. Lipscomb, Tallahassee
Saturday, Dec. 18: Orange Bowl Classic vs. UCF, Sunrise, Fla.
Tuesday, Dec. 21: vs. North Florida, Tallahassee
Wednesday, Dec. 29: at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Saturday, Jan. 1: at N.C. State, Raleigh, N.C., 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 4: at Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, N.C., 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 8: vs. Louisville, Tallahassee
Tuesday, Jan. 11: vs. Miami, Tallahassee, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 15: at Syracuse, Syracuse, N.Y.
Monday, Jan. 17: vs. Duke, Tallahassee
Saturday, Jan. 22: at Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
Wednesday, Jan. 26: at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Ga., 9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 29: vs. Virginia Tech, Tallahassee
Wednesday, Feb. 2: at Clemson, Clemson, S.C., 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5: vs. Wake Forest, Tallahassee, noon
Wednesday, Feb. 9: vs. Pitt, Tallahassee, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 12: at North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Tuesday, Feb. 15: vs. Clemson, Tallahassee, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19: at Duke, Durham, N.C.
Saturday, Feb. 26: at Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Wednesday, March 2: vs. Notre Dame, Tallahassee, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 5: vs. N.C. State, Tallahassee
Note: Times not listed are TBA.
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