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Inside the box score: FSU 83, UF 66

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NCAA Basketball: Florida State at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
  1. Ike Obiagu made two baskets, which gives him nine 2s for the season. All nine have been dunks. The notable thing about this game is that neither were assisted (i.e. alley oops), whereas all seven of his previous buckets had been. Against the Gators he grabbed two offensive boards, and immediately went back up and dunked them both. He’s clearly a project on offense, but if he can create his own offense like this it will go a long way toward mitigating the absence of Christ Koumadje.
  2. Terance Mann set a new career high with 25 points, and he continues to put up borderline ridiculous numbers this season. He has now made 47-60 2s (78%) for the year. He has also cut his fouls committed/40 from 4.3 as a freshman, to 3.7 as a sophomore, and now 1.7 as a junior.
  3. Despite the conventional wisdom which is wrong, 2-point shots are rebounded by the offensive team more often than 3-point shots. Florida State is shooting 58% on 2s (20th nationally), and then doing an exceptional job cleaning up their misses as the 23 offensive boards against UF demonstrates. FSU grabbed half the available rebounds when on offense. The last time the Gators were dominated on the glass like that was six years ago against Kentucky. FSU, for the season, has grabbed 41% of the available offensive rebounds, which is 3rd best nationally. Florida State had 16 more 2nd chance points that Florida, in a game which was won by 17.
  4. Florida, which is 6th nationally in turnover%, coughed it up on 23% of their possessions. Through their first six games the high was 14.5%, against Gonzaga.
  5. FSU won 83-66 in a 74 possession game. Florida State has now held five of seven opponents (71%) below 0.92 points per possession. Last year the Seminoles had the No. 31 defense in the nation, and held 26% of their opponents below that number. Though, obviously, the schedule becomes a lot more difficult once ACC play begins.