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The New Bloods take on Blue Bloods

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina at Florida State Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

After a long layoff, Florida State Seminoles basketball got a much-needed win over the NC Wolfpack — not just getting the victory, but doing it in an unprecedented fashion, setting school records for efficiency.

Next on the docket comes the North Carolina Tar Heels (8-4, 3-2), heading into Tallahassee on a three-win streak in what has been an up-and-down season for the household name.

From our preview from Michael Rogner:

UNC does one thing well on offense - they absolutely dominate the boards. The Tar Heels are grabbing over 42% of their own misses, which is 2nd best nationally. If they’re able to break FSU’s home ACC winning streak, that will likely be the reason.

Freshman phenom Scottie Barnes is a game-time decision.

From Austin Cox:

In terms of his status for Saturday’s matchup, it will be a game-time decision as to whether Barnes will play against North Carolina. A condensed schedule for FSU with two games in the next three days may factor into the decision. Hamilton gave an update Friday on his availability.

“He still has a turned ankle; we really don’t know. We probably won’t know until game time as to where he is,” Hamilton said. “I always err on the side of caution, if a guy is not 100 percent.”

You can watch Florida State vs. UNC basketball on ESPN, with tip-off set for 12 p.m. from Tallahassee. Follow along with us in the comment section, and stay tuned to our Twitter for updates throughout the game and after for postgame quotes.