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Fun Fact Friday: FSU Hoops is Tied for Most ACC Titles Since 2012

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Florida State basketball had hoped its 2019-20 season would end with a trophy presentation, but not like it did on Thursday.

In what would be its final appearance on a basketball court this season, FSU was crowned ACC champions in Greensboro. The ACC Tournament was canceled as coronavirus fears continue to ramp up, but the Seminoles were recognized as champions for their regular season title.

Hours after being presented with the ACC trophy, the NCAA announced that it was canceling the NCAA Tournament and all remaining winter and spring championships. The Seminoles conclude their basketball season with a 26-5 record and a program-record 16 ACC wins.

It’s a bitter pill to swallow for a team that many thought could win the national championship. The Seminoles will have to settle for the second ACC title in program history.

The first came in 2012 when FSU beat Miami and then the top two seeds in Duke and North Carolina in consecutive days to win the ACC in Atlanta. The Seminoles reached the ACC Championship last season, but fell to Duke, 73-63.

Since 2012 however, no team has won more ACC championships than FSU. Duke and Virginia have each also won the ACC twice over that stretch. Miami, North Carolina and Notre Dame have each claimed one conference title.

Over the last four seasons, FSU has averaged 26 wins per season. Prior to that, the Seminoles had won more than 25 games just once in their entire history. FSU also tied a program record by qualifying for the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive season.

If a final poll is produced, it’s hard to see FSU dropping below its current No. 4 position. That would be its highest finish ever.

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