- There’s no doubt who is FSU’s MVP right now. After scoring in double figures in eight of his first 73 college games, RaiQuan Gray has now done that in six straight. After scoring a career high 24 vs Wake Forest, Gray has averaged 16.7 points in those six games, and is also chipping in 7.7 rebounds. In conference play he is top-15 in both offensive and defensive rebound %, 6th at getting to the line, and 8th in FT%. He played 37 minutes vs Wake, eclipsing his career high of 34 set in the previous game.
- M.J. Walker didn’t have a great scoring game (just 2-7 on 2s, and 1-4 from the line) but he did lead the team with five assists and two steals. He also made 3-7 3s and is now 3rd in conference play in 3-pt% (Wyatt Wilkes leads the ACC). He had been on pace to set the Florida State record for FT% in a season, but after his 1-4 showing has now dropped to 85.7% which would be 7th all time. His 14 points moved him passed Randall Jackson, Tony William, and Chris Singleton, and he now needs 24 more to become a 1,000 point scorer.
- FSU now has the No. 1 offense in conference play, and a large part of that is offensive rebounding. The Seminoles trail just North Carolina in league play after grabbing 36% of their own misses vs Wake. Although 36% is right at FSU’s average, it was the 2nd most vs Wake this year.
- Florida State only made one shot in overtime, but outscored Wake Forest by hitting 10-14 free throws. The ‘Noles did not make a substitution in the final 5:52 in regulation, or in overtime. FSU has now won 11 straight overtime games, which ties three programs for the all time record. They’ve won 12 straight in conference play, dating back to the 2007-08 season.
- FSU won 92-85 in a 76 possession game. Since January 1st, Florida State has the 2nd most efficient offense in the nation, trailing only Iowa.