2016–17 Florida State Seminoles men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Florida State Seminoles men's basketball team, variously Florida State or FSU, represented Florida State University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Seminoles were led by head coach Leonard Hamilton, in his fifteenth year, and played their home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center on the university's Tallahassee, Florida campus as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

2016–17 Florida State Seminoles men's basketball
Florida State Seminoles alternate logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 24
APNo. 16
2016–17 record26–9 (12–6 ACC)
Head coachLeonard Hamilton (15th season)
Assistant coachStan Jones (15th year)
Assistant coachDennis Gates (6th year)
Assistant coachCharlton Young (4th year)
Home arenaDonald L. Tucker Center
(Capacity: 12,100)
Seasons
2016–17 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
#16 Florida State 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
#14 Notre Dame 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
#10 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
#7 Duke 11 7   .611     28 9   .757
#24 Virginia 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     22 11   .667
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Syracuse 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 16   .568
Clemson 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
NC State 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
Pittsburgh 4 14   .222     16 17   .485
Boston College 2 16   .111     9 23   .281
2017 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The Seminoles achieved their best start in school history, winning 15 of their first 16 games and six of their first seven conference games, including a stretch that included six straight ranked opponents. Over the course of the season, Dwayne Bacon became the 46th Seminole player, and only the second sophomore, to score a thousand career points.[1] They set their record for most regular season wins, tied their record for most ACC wins in a single season and went undefeated at home for the first time since the 1975–76 season.[2] Jonathan Isaac[3] and Dwayne Bacon[4] went on to be selected in the NBA Draft.

Florida State finished in a three-way tie for second in the ACC and reached the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. The Seminoles received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a three-seed in the west region, their first tournament appearance since 2012, where they reached the second round.

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Previous seasonEdit

The Seminoles finished the 2015–16 season 20–14, 8–10 in ACC play, to finish in a tie for eleventh place. They defeated Boston College in the first round of the ACC Tournament before losing to Virginia Tech. The Seminoles received an invitation to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Davidson before losing to eventual NIT champ, Valparaiso.[5]

Guard Malik Beasley was taken in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets.[6]

PreseasonEdit

Prior to the start of the season, Florida State was picked to finish eighth in the ACC while Dwayne Bacon was named to the preseason All-ACC team.[7]

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Devon Bookert 1 G 6'3" 198 Senior Anchorage, AK Graduated
Benji Bell 3 G 6'4" 204 Junior Gainesville, FL Transferred to Shaw
Malik Beasley 5 G 6'5" 196 Freshman Alpharetta, GA Declared for NBA Draft
Boris Bojanovsky 15 C 7'3" 248 Senior Bratislava, Slovakia Graduated
Robbie Berwick 24 G 6'4" 188 Sophomore Atascadero, CA Transferred to Colorado State
Michael Saxton 31 G 6'5" 213 Senior Orlando, FL Graduated
Montay Brandon 32 G 6'8" 229 Senior Greensboro, NC Graduated

RecruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jonathan Isaac
#4 SF
Naples, FL IMG Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jul 6, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Trent Forrest
#9 SG
Chipley, FL Chipley High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) May 5, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
C. J. Walker
#20 PG
Indianapolis, IN Arsenal Technical High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jun 20, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Mfiondu Kabengele
#47 SF
Burlington, ON Don Bosco Prep 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Mar 2, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: N/A   Rivals: 10  ESPN: N/A
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Patrick Savoy Jr. 5 G 6'4" 200 Sophomore Las Vegas, NV Junior college transfer from Sheridan College
Braian Angola 11 G 6'6" 185 Junior Villanueva, Colombia Junior college transfer from College of Southern Idaho
2017 Recruiting class

RosterEdit

2016–17 Florida State Seminoles men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Phil Cofer 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Jr Whitewater Atlanta, GA
F 1 Jonathan Isaac 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr IMG Academy Naples, FL
G 2 C. J. Walker 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Arsenal Technical Indianapolis, IN
G 3 Trent Forrest 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Chipley Chipley, FL
G 4 Dwayne Bacon 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 221 lb (100 kg) So Oak Hill Academy Lakeland, FL
G 5 P. J. Savoy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Las Vegas
Sheridan
Las Vegas, NV
G 11 Braian Angola 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Findlay Prep
North Idaho
Villanueva, Colombia
G 14 Terance Mann 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 204 lb (93 kg) So Tilton School Lowell, MA
G 20 Travis Light (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Montverde Academy Vienna, VA
C 21 Christ Koumadje 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m) 233 lb (106 kg) So Montverde Academy N'Djamena, Chad
G 22 Xavier Rathan-Mayes 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 208 lb (94 kg) RS Jr Huntington Prep Scarborough, ON
F 23 Jarquez Smith 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Sr Jones County Haddock, GA
F 25 Mfiondu Kabengele 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Don Bosco Prep Burlington, ON
F 33 Will Miles (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Trinity Prep Orlando, FL
F 40 Brandon Allen (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Sr Milton Milton, FL
C 50 Michael Ojo 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 304 lb (138 kg) RS Sr Tennessee Temple Lagos, Nigeria
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
October 27*
7:00 p.m.
Southeastern (FL) W 119–58 
 20  Cofer   13  Ojo   8  Rathan-Mayes  Donald L. Tucker Center 
Tallahassee, FL
November 3*
7:00 p.m.
Valdosta State W 104–76 
 20  Isaac   7  Ojo   5  Bacon  Donald L. Tucker Center 
Tallahassee, FL
Non-conference regular season
November 12*
1:00 p.m., ACCN Extra
Charleston Southern W 88–67  1–0
 23  Bacon   9  Bacon   7  Rathan-Mayes  Donald L. Tucker Center (6,880)
Tallahassee, FL
November 15*
7:00 p.m., ACCN Extra
Iona W 99–78  2–0
 20  Isaac   7  Smith   3  Mann  Donald L. Tucker Center (4,530)
Tallahassee, FL
November 18*
7:00 p.m., ACCN Extra
Winthrop
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 100–86  3–0
 15  Bacon   10  Ojo   9  Rathan-Mayes  Donald L. Tucker Center (5,197)
Tallahassee, FL
November 20*
5:00 p.m., ACCN Extra
Detroit
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 100–71  4–0
 22  Bacon   10  Isaac   5  Forrest  Donald L. Tucker Center (4,962)
Tallahassee, FL
November 24*
12:30 p.m., ESPNU
No. 25 vs. Temple
NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals
L 86–89  4–1
 22  Bacon   7  Isaac   6  Rathan-Mayes  Barclays Center (2,451)
Brooklyn, NY
November 25*
12:30 p.m., ESPNU
No. 25 vs. Illinois
NIT Season Tip-Off third place game
W 72–61  5–1
 17  Bacon   7  Isaac   2  Tied  Barclays Center (3,713)
Brooklyn, NY
November 28*
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
Minnesota
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 75–67  6–1
 18  Bacon   13  Isaac   2  Tied  Donald L. Tucker Center (5,993)
Tallahassee, FL
December 4*
4:00 p.m., CBSSN
vs. George Washington
BB&T Classic
W 67–48  7–1
 11  Tied   6  Tied   5  Tied  Verizon Center (1,645)
Washington, D.C.
December 6*
7:00 p.m., ACCN Extra
Southern Miss W 98–49  8–1
 27  Savoy   9  Forrest   7  Rathan-Mayes  Donald L. Tucker Center (5,116)
Tallahassee, FL
December 8*
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
Nicholls State W 118–63  9–1
 18  Savoy   7  Rathan-Mayes   7  Rathan-Mayes  Donald L. Tucker Center (4,807)
Tallahassee, FL
December 11*
4:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 21 Florida
Rivalry
W 83–78  10–1
 24  Bacon   10  Mann   2  Tied  Donald L. Tucker Center (10,029)
Tallahassee, FL
December 17*
1:30 p.m., FS2
No. 23 vs. Manhattan
Orange Bowl Classic
W 83–67  11–1
 16  Bacon   9  Issac   5  Rathan-Mayes  BB&T Center 
Sunrise, FL
December 19*
2:00 p.m., ACCN Extra
No. 21 Samford W 76–68  12–1
 19  Mann   6  Bacon   5  Rathan-Mayes  Donald L. Tucker Center (4,405)
Tallahassee, FL
ACC regular season
December 28
5:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 20 Wake Forest W 88–72  13–1
(1–0)
 23  Tied   9  Isaac   2  Tied  Donald L. Tucker Center (8,873)
Tallahassee, FL
December 31
2:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 20 at No. 12 Virginia W 60–58  14–1
(2–0)
 29  Bacon   9  Isaac   3  Rathan-Mayes  John Paul Jones Arena (14,623)
Charlottesville, VA
January 7
2:00 p.m., ACCN
No. 12 No. 21 Virginia Tech W 93–78  15–1
(3–0)
 22  Mann   9  Mann   8  Rathan-Mayes  Donald L. Tucker Center (9,149)
Tallahassee, FL
January 10
8:00 p.m., ACCN
No. 9 No. 7 Duke W 88–72  16–1
(4–0)
 21  Rathan-Mayes   7  Mann   5  Bacon  Donald L. Tucker Center (11,675)
Tallahassee, FL
January 14
2:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 9 at No. 11 North Carolina L 83–96  16–2
(4–1)
 18  Bacon   12  Isaac   6  Rathan-Mayes  Dean E. Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
January 18
7:00 p.m., RSN
No. 10 No. 15 Notre Dame W 83–80  17–2
(5–1)
 23  Isaac   10  Isaac   7  Rathan-Mayes  Donald L. Tucker Center (10,535)
Tallahassee, FL
January 21
2:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 10 No. 12 Louisville W 73–68  18–2
(6–1)
 16  Tied   10  Isaac   3  Rathan-Mayes  Donald L. Tucker Center (11,675)
Tallahassee, FL
January 25
7:00 p.m., RSN
No. 6 at Georgia Tech L 56–78  18–3
(6–2)
 12  Bacon   8  Isaac   3  Mann  Hank McCamish Pavilion (6,542)
Atlanta, GA
January 28
12:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 6 at Syracuse L 72–82  18–4
(6–3)
 19  Tied   12  Isaac   5  Rathan-Mayes  Carrier Dome (24,978)
Syracuse, NY
February 1
8:00 p.m., ACCN
No. 15 at Miami (FL) W 75–57  19–4
(7–3)
 15  Tied   7  Isaac   4  Rathan-Mayes  BankUnited Center (7,972)
Coral Gables, FL
February 5
12:30 p.m., ESPNU
No. 15 Clemson W 109–61  20–4
(8–3)
 29  Bacon   5  Isaac   9  Rathan-Mayes  Donald L. Tucker Center (10,868)
Tallahassee, FL
February 8
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 14 NC State W 95–71  21–4
(9–3)
 21  Isaac   10  Mann   5  Mann  Donald L. Tucker Center (9,432)
Tallahassee, FL
February 11
6:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 14 at Notre Dame L 72–84  21–5
(9–4)
 15  Mann   6  Tied   3  Tied  Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
Notre Dame, IN
February 18
4:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 17 at Pittsburgh L 66–80  21–6
(9–5)
 12  Rathan-Mayes   7  Mann   6  Rathan-Mayes  Peterson Events Center (10,525)
Pittsburgh, PA
February 20
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 19 Boston College W 104–72  22–6
(10–5)
 16  Bacon   5  Tied   10  Rathan-Mayes  Donald L. Tucker Center (9,609)
Tallahassee, FL
February 25
12:00 p.m., ACCN
No. 19 at Clemson W 76–74  23–6
(11–5)
 15  Rathan-Mayes   5  Forrest   7  Rathan-Mayes  Littlejohn Coliseum (9,000)
Clemson, SC
February 28
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 15 at No. 17 Duke L 70–75  23–7
(11–6)
 19  Bacon   9  Forrest   3  Bacon  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
March 4
4:00 p.m., ACCN
No. 15 No. 25 Miami (FL) W 66–57  24–7
(12–6)
 23  Bacon   6  Mann   4  Rathan-Mayes  Donald L. Tucker Center (11,675)
Tallahassee, FL
ACC Tournament
March 9
7:00 p.m., ESPN/ACCN
(2) No. 16 vs. (7) Virginia Tech
Quarterfinals
W 74–68  25–7
 17  Bacon   12  Isaac   6  Rathan-Mayes  Barclays Center (17,732)
Brooklyn, NY
March 10
9:00 p.m., ESPN/ACCN
(2) No. 16 vs. (3) No. 22 Notre Dame
Semifinals
L 73–77  25–8
 18  Bacon   15  Isaac   5  Rathan-Mayes  Barclays Center (18,109)
Brooklyn, NY
NCAA Tournament
March 16*
9:20 p.m., TNT
(3 W) No. 16 vs. (14 W) Florida Gulf Coast
First round
W 86–80  26–8
 25  Bacon   10  Isaac   5  Tied  Amway Center (15,869)
Orlando, FL
March 18*
6:10 p.m., TNT
(3 W) No. 16 vs. (11 W) Xavier
Second round
L 66–91  26–9
 20  Bacon   12  Isaac   3  Tied  Amway Center (17,308)
Orlando, FL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. W=West Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP RV RV 25 RV RV 23 21 20 12 9 10 6 15 14 17 19 15 16 16 Not released 
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV 23 22 20 13 10 12 8 16 15 18 20 17 17 18 24

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

AwardsEdit

  • Julius Erving Award finalist[8]
Dwayne Bacon

WatchlistsEdit

Dwayne Bacon
Jonathan Isaac
Dwayne Bacon
Dwayne Bacon
Dwayne Bacon
Jonathan Isaac

HonorsEdit

All-ACCEdit

Name Selection
Dwayne Bacon Second Team
Xavier Rathan-Mayes Defensive Team
Jonathan Isaac Freshman Team

[17]

All-AmericansEdit

Name Selection
Jonathan Isaac Kyle Macy Freshman Team

[18]

NBA DraftEdit

Two players were selected in the 2017 NBA Draft:

Round Pick (Overall) Name Team
1st 6 Jonathan Isaac Orlando Magic
2nd 10 (40) Dwayne Bacon New Orleans Pelicans (traded to Charlotte Hornets)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bacon Hits 1,000 Career Point Mark in 104-72 Win". Seminoles.com. February 20, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "FSU Men Clip Canes For Perfect Home Record". Seminoles.com. March 4, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "Isaac Picked No. 6 In First Round By Orlando Magic". Seminoles.com. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "Bacon Selected By New Orleans; Traded to Charlotte". Seminoles.com. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  5. ^ "FSU loses to Valparaiso in second round of NIT". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  6. ^ "Denver Nuggets Select Murray, Hernangomez and Beasley in First Round of 2016 NBA Draft | Denver Nuggets". Denver Nuggets. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  7. ^ "Duke Voted ACC Basketball Preseason Favorite". Atlantic Coast Conference. October 26, 2015. Archived from the original on October 28, 2016. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  8. ^ "Bacon Named Top 10 Finalist For Julius Erving Award". Seminoles.com. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  9. ^ Dauster, Rob (October 19, 2016). "Bacon Named To Julius Erving Award Watch List". Seminoles.com. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  10. ^ Dauster, Rob (October 20, 2016). "Isaac Named To Karl Malone Award Watch List". Seminoles.com. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  11. ^ Dauster, Rob (November 11, 2016). "Bacon Named To Naismith Award Watch List". Seminoles.com. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  12. ^ Dauster, Rob (November 18, 2016). "Bacon Named To Wooden Award Watch List". Seminoles.com. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  13. ^ a b "ACC Lands Six on USBWA Midseason Award Watch Lists". Atlantic Coast Conference. January 23, 2017. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  14. ^ "Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Basketball Players of the Week". Atlantic Coast Conference. November 21, 2016. Archived from the original on November 22, 2016. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  15. ^ "Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Basketball Players of the Week". Atlantic Coast Conference. January 23, 2017. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  16. ^ "Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Basketball Players of the Week". Atlantic Coast Conference. January 3, 2017. Archived from the original on January 7, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  17. ^ "Men's Basketball Trio Earns All-ACC Honors". Seminoles.com. March 5, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  18. ^ "Isaac Named To Freshman All-America Team". Seminoles.com. April 5, 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2017.

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