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Saturday’s FSU basketball rooting guide

Need to know who to root against in order to help the Seminoles? You’re in the right place

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Want to watch hoops on a Saturday afternoon and listen to people debate whether an agent taking Wendell Carter’s mom to lunch represents the downfall of civilization? Well, you’re in luck. Today’s the day!

But while engaged in that debate, keep in mind that the results of several games will impact where (or if) FSU gets in the NCAA tournament. The ‘Noles are currently projected as the last 7-seed in the most recent update at

Here is how to cheer.

Baylor at TCU (12 PM, ESPN2)

TCU is probably a bit ahead of Florida State, while Baylor is way behind. Bears!

Seton Hall at St. John’s (12 PM, FOX)

Seton Hall needs this game to keep pace with the teams in the 7-8-9 seed territory. Go Johnnies!

Michigan at Maryland (High Noon, ESPN)

Michigan is probably just ahead of Florida State, while the Terps are trying to sniff a bid. Let’s go Maryland.

Boston College at Miami (2 PM, ESPN3)

At this point, I think keeping Miami in the RPI top 30 (and thus, a Q1 win on FSU’s resume) is more important than ACCT seed implications. So hold your nose and go Canes!

Villanova at Creighton (2:30 PM, FOX)

This is a big one, as Creighton is right on FSU’s heels. Nova!

Texas A&M at Vanderbilt (4 PM, ESPN2)

A&M’s great scheduling is keeping them in this, but at some point you have to win games. The Dores could do FSU a solid here.

Arizona State at Oregon State (8 PM, ESPNU)

If the Beavers can pull the upset, ‘Nole fans should rejoice.

Missouri at Kentucky (8:15, ESPN)

I doubt FSU will catch Kentucky. Meanwhile, the ‘Noles are arm wrestling with Mizzou for seeding. Probably best for the fightin’ Calipari’s to win this one.

Auburn at Florida (8:30 PM, SEC Network)

We just need the Gators to finish in the RPI top 75 for our win against them to get the maximum value. This would lock that up. Unfortunately, it would likely enable them to pass FSU on the tourney s-curve were the Seminoles to drop tomorrow’s game at NCSU.

Out-of-conference foes in action: Tulane, Oklahoma State, Loyola (MD), Charleston Southern, George Washington, Southern Miss