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Florida State hosts NC State for its final regular season game today on the Noles Senior Day.

Florida State, which has won three consecutive home games, plays host to NC State for Senior Day today at the Donald L. Tucker Center. The Seminoles will honor their three seniors - Joey Moreau, Ralfi Portuondo and Michael Snaer - as they play their final regular season game of the 2012-13 season.

Against NC State, the Seminoles will play their 18th regular season ACC game of the season - a school record in this, the first season each of the members of the ACC will play 18 regular season games.

Florida State will play in the 60th Annual ACC Tournament beginning Thursday night at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. as either the No. 6 or No. 7 seed in the tournament - meaning they will play in either the 7:00 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. game on the first night of event.

Florida State's first round opponent has yet to be determined. The Seminoles enter the 2013 ACC Tournament as the reigning ACC Champion after winning the tournament championship at Philips Arena in Atlanta in March of 2012.


?All-American Michael Snaer added to his growing legacy at Florida State as he made a game-winning, driving lay-up with 4.4 seconds left in regulation on Thursday night to lead the Seminoles to a 53-51 win over Virginia. The layup and ensuing free throw gave him six buzzer-beating, game winning shots over six of the Seminoles' 11 ACC opponents in the last two seasons - Duke, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Maryland, Georgia Tech and Virginia.


With its two point win over Virginia on Thursday night, the Seminoles continued to play as the top team in the ACC when it comes to winning close games. Florida State has now won seven straight games and earned seven of its eight ACC wins by five points or less.


Florida State enters Saturday's game with a 9-1 record under head coach Leonard Hamilton on Senior Day. The Seminoles are also 2-0 against NC State on Senior Day with wins during the 2007 and 2011 seasons. The Seminoles have won eight consecutive Senior Day games in Tallahassee including a victory over No. 1 Duke (79-74) on senior day in 2006. Florida State's win over the No. 1 ranked Blue Devils ranks as one of four all-time wins over the nation's No. 1 ranked team - with three of those wins coming under Hamilton.

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