LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Florida State, which has a 5-2 overall record in three appearances in the ESPN Events Invitational, plays Stanford in the second round of the event on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNews. The Seminoles’ game against Stanford is the first between the two teams, and their first against a team from the Pac 12 since defeating Colorado, 71-53, in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Ind. It’s also the first time the Seminoles have played a team from the state of California since defeating Loyola Marymount in the first round of the Jacksonville Ciassic on November of 2021. Following its game against Stanford, the Seminoles will play in the third round of the ESPN Events Invitational on Sunday at a time to be determined.
FLORDA STATE VS. STANFORD — CONNECTIONS
Florida State faces Stanford in the second round of the ESPN Events Invitational at Disney on November 25, 2022 at the State Farm Field House. It’s the first meeting between the Seminoles and the Cardinal. Stanford is one of two first-time opponents (also USC Upstate) on the Seminoles’ schedule during the 2022-23 regular season. Stanford is coached by Jerod Haase who is in his sixth season as the Head Coach of the Cardinal. Haase faced the Seminoles as an assistant coach at North Carolina from 2003-12 (in the ACC). Rob Ehsan has faced Florida State as a graduate assistant and as an assistant coach at Maryland (2006-11), as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech (2012) and as the head coach at Alabama Birmingham (2017-20). The Seminoles’ defeated Ehsan and his Blazers, 81-63, on November 22, 2018 in the Old Spice Classic (ESPN Events Invitational) at Disney. Jack Frost, an assistant to Head Coach Jerrod Haase, was a student and graduate manager at North Carolina, while Assistant Director of Operations Michael Reutt was a four-year student manager at Virginia Tech (2015-18) – both have faced the Seminoles as members of the ACC.
HAMILTON IS THE FIFTH WINNINGEST COACH IN ACC HISTORY
Seminole Head Coach Leonard Hamilton is the fifth winningest coach in ACC history with 396 career wins and ranked fifth in ACC history with 177 career ACC wins at Florida State.
HAMILTON APPROACHING ACC MILESTONE
Florida State Head Coach Leonard Hamilton enters the 2022 ESPN Events Invitational with 396 career wins as the Seminoles’ Head Coach in the ACC. …