WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (seminoles.com) — Florida State, which has a 2-0 record in the Big Ten / ACC Challenge against Purdue, travels to play the Boilermakers on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. The Seminoles have won four of their last five games in the Challenge including a 69-67 overtime win over Indiana in 2020 and a 73-72 win over Purdue in the 2018 challenge. Florida State enters its game against Purdue having won a season-high four consecutive games including two in the Jacksonville Classic (over Loyola Marymount of the West Coast Conference and Missouri of the Southeastern Conference) to claim the championship of the tournament on Florida’s famed First Coast. Following Tuesday’s game against No. 3 Purdue, the Seminoles play host to Syracuse on Saturday, December 4 at 4:00 p.m. as they open their 20-game conference schedule. Against the Orange, Florida State will look to tie the all-time ACC record of 26 consecutive home ACC victories.
FLORIDA STATE VS. PURDUE — CONNECTIONS
Florida State will travel to face Purdue in the 23rd annual ACC / Big Ten Challenge on November 30, 2021 at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. The game will mark the third meeting between the two teams in the Challenge with Florida State holding a 2-0 lead in Challenge games. The Seminoles defeated the Boilermakers in challenge games during both the 2005 (97-57 in Tallahassee) and 2018 (73-72 in Tallahassee) seasons. Florida State most recently defeated Purdue by a 63-60 score in overtime in the championship game of the 2019 Emerald Coast Classic and lead the all-time series against the Boilermakers by a 4-0 margin. Matt Painter, the head coach of the Boilermakers since the start of the 2005-06 season, has faced the Seminoles three times – with Florida State defeating his first Purdue team in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge in 2005, his 2018-19 team also in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge and his 2019-20 team in the Emerald Coast Classic. Boilermaker assistant coach Brandon Brantley has coached against Florida State twice (in the 2018 ACC / Big Ten Challenge and the 2019 Emerald Coast Classic) and is 0-2 as a coach against the Seminoles. Terry Johnson, who is in his first season at Purdue, faced Florida State as an assistant coach at Butler – a 67-64 Bulldog win on December 23, 2010 at the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu. Paul Lusk, who is in his first season (and second stint) as a Purdue assistant coach, was a Boilermaker assistant coach on November 29, 2005 when Florida State took its first win over the Boilermakers in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge. Elliott Bloom, Purdue’s Director of Basketball Administration and Operations, was the sports information director for the Duke men’s basketball team during the 2000-01 season.
FLORIDA STATE SETS ALL-TIME NATIONAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL RECORD
With is 81-80 overtime victory over Boston University on November 24 in Tallahassee, the Seminoles won their 12th consecutive overtime game to set a new NCAA college basketball record for consecutive overtime games won. The Seminoles have won each of their overtime decisions since a 101-90 double overtime win over Syracuse on January 13, 2018 in a game played at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee. The Seminoles now hold the all-time national record for consecutive overtime victories as they moved past Louisville (1968-75), UMass (1991-96) and Virginia (1991-96) who each won 11 consecutive overtime decisions.
SEMINOLES’ OSBORNE NAMED JACKSONVILLE CLASSIC MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER
Redshirt senior Malik Osborne, who led the Seminoles to victories over Loyola Marymount and Missouri, was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Duval Bracket of the Jacksonville Classic.
FLORIDA STATE SINCE THE START OF THE 2018-19 SEASON
Entering Tuesday’s game against Purdue, Florida State is 78-21 (.788 winning percentage) since the start of the 2018-19 season. The Seminoles finished 29-8 in 2018-19, 26-5 in 2019-20, 18-7 in 2020-21 and are 5-1 this season. Since defeating Clemson, 72-53, on December 8, 2019, the Seminoles have won nearly 80 percent of their games with a record of 42-11 (.792 winning percentage)
LOOK FOR FLORIDA STATE TO…
…Defeat Purdue and win its fifth consecutive game against the Boilermakers. The Seminoles have an all-time record of 4-0 against Purdue;
…Defeat Purdue and gain a victory over a top-five ranked team for the first time since defeating No. 2 Virginia, 69-59, in the semifinals of the 2019 ACC Tournament on March 15, 2019 in Charlotte, N.C.
…Defeat Purdue and gain a win in its fourth different Big Ten venue during the Big Ten / ACC Challenge. The Seminoles have played at Iowa, at Minnesota and at Rutgers in their challenge history.