The first time these two matched up in Coral Gables, the Noles couldn't make a thing. They shot 2-19 from the arc in what turned out to be a largely non competitive game.
Now Miami (19-4, 8-3) comes to Tallahassee looking to sweep the season series.
Both teams have gone 6-3 since the first match up, with the Hurricanes dropping road games at Virginia, Clemson, and NC State. Currently, they've won three straight, and are coming off a 2-point home win vs Pitt.
They've been led by 5th year senior Sheldon McClellan who is playing like a 1st team All Conference player. He's the most efficient player in the conference, and is scoring 16.1 a game. He's leading an offense which is No. 15 nationally, and they excel because they don't turn the ball over and they make over 54% of their 2s. In the first game, FSU forced the Canes into 13 turnovers (18% of their possession), which was slightly higher than their season average. But the Hurricanes killed FSU in the paint, knocking down 64% of their 2s.
If FSU is going to get revenge, it's going to have to be a lot harder to score around the rim, and the Noles are going to have to knock down some 3s.
Defensively, Miami is similar to Florida State. The Canes are 39th nationally, and they don't have any glaring weaknesses.
The biggest contrast is that Miami wants a slow, plodding game, where the Noles want a track meet.
The game tips at 6:30 from the Tuck and will be broadcast on ESPNU. The game opened with the Canes favored by one, but the current line is either a pick 'em or the Noles by one.