(or at least we hope we challenge them)
Tonight at 9pm EST on ESPN. Duke is ranked 2,3,7,8 *depends who you ask ;) We are outside the top 25 looking in. No one expects us to win this game.
*Pomeroy, RPI, Coaches, AP
Florida State University Seminoles
The Blue Devils are coming off of their first road win of the season, a satisfying double-digit defeat of Clemson after being drubbed there last season. They have an extremely balanced attack with the most efficient offense in the nation. FSU's last game was a knock-down drag-out slug-fest at home vs. Georgia Tech resulting in a hard-fought 2-pt victory. We have a very turn-over prone offense, but an exceptionally good defense
Per RPI: (RPI rankings in parentheses)
|Florida St. (29)||at||Duke (7)|
|Home Record||10 - 1||11 - 0|
|Netural Record||3 - 0||4 - 0|
|Road Record||2 - 3||1 - 3|
|Power Rating RANK||29||7|
|Average points per game||72.58||82.79|
Average points give up per game
CP's Three Keys to the game:
Limit Turnovers - Duke is also a great defensive team. We need to limit our stupid mistakes. We're going to turn the ball over some. FSU needs to limit these mistakes and _especially_ avoid turnovers that lead to easy baskets.
Get the Ball to Alabi - Duke has a lot of bodies it can rotate inside on defense, but if we feed Alabi the ball on a regular basis, I believe it will be our best chance to score. I'd like to see him touch it at least two out of every three possessions.
If you're name's not Dulkys - You'd better only take a game-situational three. By that, I mean if we're way down on the shot clock or the game clock or we're down 20 in the fourth quarter. Seriously Chris (Singleton), you were 8-11 from inside the arc and 1-6 from 3-land last game. You are an excellent drive and scorer. You have phenomenal athletic ability. Take the ball to the hole!!!
Let's go out and win this one for TrueCubbie's newest cub. Go Noles!