FSU played earlier this year at Boston College and looked tired in a 81-75 loss. Of course, the game was played fewer than 48 hours after FSU’s double-overtime victory over Syracuse, and the Seminoles had to travel 1,300 miles to get there.
Now, the Seminoles have no excuse. It’s Senior Day. It’s a home game. And a home loss to Boston College would be a huge blemish on their NCAA Tournament resume.
BC (17-13, 7-10) is massively improved from last year. They have wins over Duke and Miami, and they have more ACC wins than the past three seasons combined.
The Eagles have a legitimate star in 6-5 junior Jerome Robinson. In ACC play he’s making 62% of his 2s, 45% of his 3s, and 85% of his FTs. He’s scoring 24.8 ppg in conference play.
Two other perimeter players are also in double figures. Sophomore Ky Bowman is averaging 17.2 in ACC play, while snagging 7.2 rpg despite being just 6-1.
Jordan Chatman is the designated sharp-shooter. The 6-5 junior has made 39% of his 3s in conference play, scoring 12.2 per game. 65% of his shot attempts have been from beyond the arc.
Overall, their offense is a bit limited as they’re one of the worst teams in the nation at getting to the line, but otherwise they have no glaring weaknesses.
Defensively, they don’t put much pressure on opponents, but they make up for with solid rebounding, and they defend without fouling.
In the first matchup, the ’Noles managed to dominate the offensive glass, but FSU could never get the lid off the basket. They’ll need to keep up the relentless attack on the glass, but this time they’ll have to knock down some shots.
The game tips at 2 PM and will be broadcast on the ACC Network. FSU is a 7.5 point favorite.