- NC State failed to record a single steal. The game finder at Basketball Reference includes data from the past seven seasons, and this is the first time in that span that a Seminole opponent never stole the ball. It was the 2nd ACC game this year where that has happened, joining Pitt’s inability to steal the ball in their overtime win against Virginia. Florida State’s defense has had at least three steals in 68 straight games.
- FSU is now 21-4 (9-3). North Carolina (21-4, 9-2) is the only other ACC team with at least 20 wins, and also the only other ACC team with fewer than five losses. Florida State has won more than 25 games once it its history (27-6), which was in 1971-72 when they made their only trip to the Final Four.
- Terance Mann matched his career high with 10 rebounds, and set a new career mark for assists with five. His six offensive rebounds were also a career high, and the last time a Seminole had six or more was Jarquez Smith (7) last year against Virginia Tech.
- Phil Cofer has averaged a shade under 15 minutes per game over the past three games. In that time he is 3-6 on 2s, 3-4 on 3s, has four rebounds and a block. With his solid defense and ability to defend smaller players, he’ll continue to deserve major minutes as long as he can knock down occasional spot-up jumpers.
- FSU won 95-71 in a 71 possession game. The ‘Noles scored 1.34 points per possession. Of the three most efficient offensive games in ACC play the Seminoles have had since advanced data became available (2001), two have come in the past five days.
Inside the box score: FSU 95, NCSU 71
Everybody was dunking, including Xavier Rathan-Mayes!