Second Time Around

Florida State, which has defeated four nationally ranked teams including then No. 24 Maryland (Dec. 28, 79-75) this season, begins the second half of its Atlantic Coast Conference schedule as it travels to play the Terps in College Park, Md., today.

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Florida State finished the first half of its ACC schedule with a 4-4 record and in a tie for third place in the conference standings entering Sunday's game against Maryland.

The Seminoles travel to Maryland for their fourth ACC road game of the season and have a pair road wins this season with victories at Miami (Dec. 14, 67-58) and at Stetson (Dec. 30, 87-72) to their credit. Following Sunday's game at Maryland the Seminoles travel to Raleigh, N.C. for a game against NC State Tuesday night in the RBC Center and return home to play host to Clemson (Feb. 14) and Virginia (Feb. 17) in its next three games.

Senior All-America candidate Tim Pickett scored his career-high of 33 points to lead Florida State over No.15 Georgia Tech, 81-65, Tuesday night in Tallahassee.

It marked the second time in the last five games he had scored at least 30 points - he scored 30 points against North Carolina in the Seminoles' victory over the then No. 7 ranked Tar Heels (Jan. 22, 91-80 in overtime) and the fourth time in his career that he had scored at least 30 points in a single game.

Pickett has scored 121 points and is averaging 24.2 points scored per game in his last five games. During that five game span, Pickett is shooting .520 percent from the field (39-of-75), .477 (21-of-44) from the 3-point line and .800 from the free throw line (22-of-25). Pickett enters Sunday's game against Maryland averaging a team-leading 16.2 points (fourth in the ACC), a team-leading 2.36 steals (second in the ACC), a team-leading 3.14 3-point field goals made per game (first in the ACC) and shooting .404 from the 3-point line (tied for second in the ACC).

LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO ... ...Win its first ACC road game since March 3, 2001 when the Seminoles won at Clemson (75-63). The Seminoles enter Saturday's game against Maryland looking to break a 19-game road losing streak against ACC teams; ...Defeat Maryland and complete only its second-ever regular season sweep of the Terps. The Seminoles defeated the Terps twice during the 1993 season on their way to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament; ...Win its fifth ACC game of the season to mark its highest victory total in the conference since winning five during the 1998-99 season when the Seminoles finished with a 5-11 league record. Florida State won a school record 12 ACC games during the 1992-93 season; ...Win at Maryland for the first time since the 2001 season when the Seminoles defeated then No.18 ranked Maryland, 74-71. It marked the final win in the venerable Cole Field House for a Terps' opponent.


Led by senior All-America candidate Tim Pickett's ACC leading 69 3-point shots made, Florida State has made a near school record 191 3-point shots entering today's game against Maryland.

The Seminoles lead the ACC in 3-point field goals made (191) and 3-point field goal percentage (.387). The single-season school record for 3-point field goals made in a single season is 211 during the Seminoles' 1994-95 team. The Seminoles have made as many 3-point shots as both Maryland (98) and Clemson (93) combined. Pickett tied his career-high with six 3-point shots made against Georgia Tech as Florida State made 10 shots from the bonusphere. It marked the eighth time this season the Seminoles had made 10 or more 3-point shots in a single game. Florida State made a school record 17 3-point shots in its victory over Stetson (Dec. 30) and averages 8.7 3-point shots made per game this season.

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