- This was a 74 possession game (if my calcs are correct). That's 1.28 points per possession (PPP) against a defense which will be better than at least two ACC teams. And that's playing everyone who showed up. That's better offense than every game FSU played last season.
- A defense of 0.92 PPP is decent, considering the opponent. The prime culprits were multiple back cuts where the perimeter player failed to rotate down and cut off, and a silly 13 offensive boards allowed off of 27 missed shots (48% OR% allowed).
- Montay Brandon continues to impress. Not only did he get his first start as a Seminole, but he controlled the offense while he was in, and took advantage of his height against smaller guards (something he absolutely has to do to be successful).
- Devon Bookert clearly wasn't in game shape, but he played smart, and he played fast but under control. He's going to change the complexion of this team once fully healthy.
- All the dunks. All of them. This team is ridiculously athletic, probably the most athletic since Al's junior year.
- Okaro White is a different player. He still needs to be more aggressive looking for his shot.
- Michael Snaer (19), Okaro (13) and Aaron Thomas (10) were the double-figure scorers.
- And a good lesson for the young guys. Terry Whisnant didn't get the start, but he played more minutes than anyone. Listen to the coaches, accept your role, do your job.
While Matt participates in the post-game presser, here are a few observations before his game recap and before I re-watch the game.