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The Daily Nole — Dec. 15, 2020: FSU’s Nasirildeen, Barnes Honored by ACC

Kyle Pulek/Florida State athletics

It’s Tuesday, Florida State fans.

As we head toward hump day, check out our daily rundown.

Lead Story

A pair of Florida State players received honors from the ACC on Monday — one on the gridiron and one on the hardwood.

FSU football safety Hamsah Nasirildeen was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week for his efforts in Saturday’s 56-35 win over Duke. Nasirildeen tallied a team-high nine tackles, one for loss and an interception that he returned 25 yards.

A senior, Nasirildeen tallied more than 100 tackles last season before a serious injury in the regular season finale. This past week’s contest against Duke was just his second game this season.

On the hardwood, Scottie Barnes was named ACC Rookie of the Week. Barnes had a huge week for the Seminoles.

In last week’s 69-67 overtime victory over Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Barnes scored the winning basket with 1.8 seconds remaining. He followed that up with a career-high 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting to go with five assists in Saturday’s 83-71 win over Florida.

Between the Lines

There were no FSU athletic events scheduled for Monday.

On the Agenda

FSU men’s basketball will host Georgia Tech on Tuesday night. The contest begins at 8:30 p.m. ET and airs on ACC Network.

News and Notes

FSU running back La’Damian Webb announced he will transfer to Troy.

Florida State men’s basketball moved up to No. 15 in both the AP and Amway Coaches Poll.

FSU basketball’s contest against UCF on Saturday night will begin at 9 p.m. ET and air on ACC Network.

Wake Forest is listed as a 7-point favorite over FSU for Saturday’s football contest.

Helpful Links

Noles247: FSU’s Depth Chart vs. Wake Forest
Warchant: With limited numbers, FSU football adjusting on fly at several positions
Nole Gameday: Game Preview: Georgia Tech

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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