Jan 19, 2022 - Sports

Florida State sets overtime win streak record with upset victory over Duke

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Twitter: @MattNorlander

Florida State upset No. 6 Duke, 79-78 (OT), on Tuesday night, extending one of the most improbable streaks in sports.

Why it matters: The Seminoles have now won 13 straight overtime games, the longest streak in Division I history. Do you have any idea how difficult that is to do?

  • When overtime arrives, players are tired and often in foul trouble. Defenses have made adjustments, coaches are running low on plays; at that point, it's all about digging deep and staying composed.
  • Coach Leonard Hamilton's calm, cool and collected presence appears to be infectious, and it has resulted in an improbable achievement worth celebrating.
  • This was Hamilton's 55th win against an AP Top 25 team when unranked, passing Bob Knight for the most ever.

The bottom line: "Never get involved in a land war in Asia, and never get involved in an overtime game against Leonard Hamilton," tweeted CBS Sports' Matt Norlander.

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