Florida Point out basketball (14-5, 2-4) returns to the hardwood tonight, as the Seminoles will play an ACC rematch for the first time this season, at Miami (9-9, 1-5). Earlier in January, the ’Noles defended their household court docket with a 68-62 win over the Hurricanes in Tallahassee, and the ’Canes will now check out to return the favor in Coral Gables. The match will get started at 6 pm and be broadcast on ESPNU FSU opened as a three-position beloved.
The Seminoles are at the moment No. 30 in KenPom’s rankings, though Miami is No. 93. The ’Noles are a greater crew at the two finishes of the ground, sporting a leading-40 offense (38th) and defense (33rd), though those people units for the Hurricanes rank 65th and 138th. But the authentic distinguishing variable amongst these teams is depth. The ’Canes are a shallow roster, and in that regard, Florida Point out is somewhat unlucky to have the two off their game titles towards Miami appear so early in the meeting routine, ahead of the authentic grind of the ACC has set in.
The Hurricanes have 8 players who average double-digit minutes for each match played— and no one on the relaxation of the roster averages far more than two. Meanwhile, FSU goes 10-deep with players averaging double-digit minutes, and Devin Vassell, at 9.1, just misses that mark, which would convey this to 11. For Miami to remain in game titles, they have to have aid from officiating and that’s particularly what they got in Tallahassee previously this thirty day period.
In that match, Florida Point out was not able to operate the legs off the ’Canes simply because the latter discovered peculiarly favorable street whistles, capturing 15 of the game’s first 20 totally free throws. The fouls evened out some as the match wore on, but the first reward of the question kept the Hurricanes near: they wound up producing 20 industry objectives to 18 totally free throws.
Then once again, Miami getting calls is not just a little something that the Seminoles have professional this season. The Hurricanes have been called for much less fouls (257) than any other ACC crew. The place does Florida Point out uncover alone on the record? Only NC Point out has been whistled for far more personal fouls in the meeting, with 405 to FSU’s 384. But the Wolfpack have also played 20 game titles, to the Seminoles’ 19.
Now typically this season, Miami has been capable to dangle with its opposition for about 30 minutes or so ahead of the Hurricanes use down. So it’ll be important for FSU to dangle all around till the 10-moment mark or so, appear what could from the ’Canes or the refs, and give them selves a shot to seize their first meeting street win of the year down the extend.
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