When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina
A major clash in the ACC this evening as the Florida State Seminoles grapple with the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. The Seminoles check into this game off a 76-74 road win over Clemson and they are now 11-5 in league play, while the Blue Devils are off a very tough 55-50 road loss at the hands of Miami and that dropped them to 10-6 within the ACC.
Duke vs Florida St.
The Florida State Seminoles have been a very solid team this year overall and especially at home, but they have had their issues on the road where they have gone just 3-5 on the year. Despite that, they were still able to take down the Clemson tigers in their last game, which was on the road. It was a dogfight for them as they won the game by a score of 76-74 to improve to 11-5 in league play, which puts them into a three-way tie with Louisville and Notre Dame for 2nd place in the ACC. Right now they would have a double bye in the ACC Tourney and that is what teams are playing for right now. In the win over the tigers, they shot 43.5% from the field overall, but they did struggle from long range as they hit just 29.4% of their shots from deep. Leading their attack in the game was Xavier Mayes, who had 15, while Jonathan Isaac had 14 and the team’s leading scorer Dwayne Bacon (16.6 ppg) chipped in with 16. The Noles have now averaged 87 ppg over their last six games, while allowing just 73.7 ppg over the same stretch.
Duke vs Florida St.
Florida State has averaged 70.0 ppg and have allowed 76.1 ppg in true road games for the year, while in conference play overall they have averaged 80.8 ppg and have allowed 73.9 ppg. The Seminoles check in at 15th in the nation in scoring, putting up 84.1 ppg, while also ranking 14th in FG% (48.9%), 110th in 3-point shooting (36.6%) and 212th in free throw shooting (69.0%). At the defensive end of the floor they have been rather average as they come in ranked 156th in points allowed, giving up 71.6 ppg, while also ranking 46th in defensive FG% (40.9%) and 104th in 3-point defense (33.4%).