Looking to become the 1st FSU team to ever start 6-1 in conference play, the Seminole basketball team came out flat and unfocused and were completely dominated by a decent Clemson team 62-44. The Noles (15-6, 5-2) slide to 2nd place in the ACC. All of FSU’s demons were on display today – careless passes, a rash of offensive fouls, poor shot selection, no understanding of the post game and a clear lack of discipline. They turned the ball over on 35% of their possession (remained over 40% prior to garbage time) and shot 33% from the field.
Clemson was favored in this game, so it’s no surprise that they won, but being completely non-competitive against a conference foe is unacceptable. Inconsistency and poor offense have been the hallmarks of this year’s squad, and they’re now in danger of putting up the worst offensive season in
Not a single Seminole scored in double figures. Bernard James and Chris Singleton led the team with 8. Clemson’s Jerai Grant had 14 points and 8 rebounds, and Demontez Stitt added 12 points and 6 assists.