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ESPN announcer has lofty praise for FSU atmosphere after blowout of Louisville

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Hamsterdam went HAM.

NCAA Basketball: Florida State at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

No. 6 Florida State basketball (24-4) has had an incredible season, and it continued Monday night with a 82-67 win over No. 11 Louisville, completing the season sweep over a Cardinals team who entering tonight led the ACC standings.

Afterward, TN’s basketball analyst Matt Minnick caught up with lead ESPN analyst, Jay Bilas, who played for Duke and has traveled the country covering college basketball. What came next was incredible.

When asked about the atmosphere at “The Tuck”, Bilas said that was as impressive an atmosphere as he’s seen anywhere. Minnick followed up asking if Bilas was serious, the analyst said he was “dead serious”.

MM probed even further: “Phog [Kansas], Cameron [Duke]?” He said, “Oh yeah. Anywhere.” Minnick had a chuckle and said, “This ol’ building from the 80s is all concrete and metal and the sound bounces right off.”

Bilas replied: “I just think it’s the people in it.”

FSU observers and Leonard Hamilton agreed: