The 2011-12 Florida State men’s basketball schedule has been released. The Seminole men’s basketball team, who finished the season ranked No. 19 nationally and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, will face one of the nation’s most challenging schedules according to reports from seminoles.com.
Florida State will play North Carolina, Duke, Clemson, Michigan State, Florida and Princeton and could meet Connecticut and UNC Ashville in the Battle4Atlantis Tournament.
“We think this is a schedule that will more than help is prepare for conference play in January,” Hamilton told reporters.
The Seminoles’ will play at Florida which has won at least 20 games in 12 consecutive seasons. Its potential match-up against Connecticut would come against a Husky team that won the Big East and National championships by winning its final 11 games of the 2011 season.
The Seminoles will play 11 teams that were in the top 100 of last season’s national RPI rankings including the Blue Devils (No. 4), Tar Heels (No. 6), Gators (No. 8), Princeton (No. 40) and Michigan State (No. 45). Connecticut (No. 14) and Harvard (No. 35) are potential opponents for the Seminoles in the Battle4Atlantis.
According to Seminole.com, Florida State will be one of the most televised teams in the nation with a school record 17 of its 30 regular season games on national television. A total of 14 of its games will be televised nationally on the ESPN Family of networks including three on ESPN, two on ESPN2, three more on either ESPN or ESPN2 and five on ESPNU and each of the Seminoles’ three games in the Battle4Atlantis will be nationally televised. For only the second time in school history each of Florida State’s 16 conference games will be televised. The Seminoles will earn additional television exposure when the remaining non-conference games are selected for television.
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