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All ACC Teams Selected

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Nolan Smith on all defensive team? Seriously? If he got to play against himself every night he'd score 40. And Singleton not making 2nd team is a joke, brought to you by the Tobacco Road media contingent.

Win and We're In: Previewing FSU at NCST

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The first time these two teams matched up it was a dunk fest for the Noles, who led by as many as 22 before the Wolfpack scored enough during garbage time to close the final gap to 84-71. But this...

Revisiting Life Without Chris Singleton

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After Chris Singleton’s injury I wrote a piece on how it would affect the Noles. For a full recap, you can read that here. Essentially, I believed that the key to replacing him on defense was to...

Noles Play Inspired Ball on Senior Night But Fall Just Short

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On Senior Night the Noles played one of their best games of the season, but came up a play short when freshman phenom Harrison Barnes hit a contested 21 foot jumper with 3.1 seconds to go, leading...

Previewing UNC at Florida State

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It’s Senior Night in Tallahassee, meaning that two scholarship players (Derwin Kitchen and AJ Yawn) and one walk-on (Andrew Rutledge) will be dressing out for their final home game. They’ll have a...

The NCAA Tournament: Is FSU on the Safe Side of the Bubble?

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The Seminoles, with a big win against Miami, reached 10 ACC wins for third straight year and still have two regular season games left to play. But have they done enough to make the NCAA Tournament,...

FSU's Defense Returns in a 65-59 Win

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After an embarrassing defensive effort against Maryland, Florida State came out focused against Miami and limited the Hurricanes to one look at the basket in their 1st five possessions. Meanwhile,...

Florida State vs Miami Preview and Game Thread

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Welcome to crunch time. The Seminoles (19-8, 9-4) have spent most of the conference season projected on the right side of the Tournament bubble, but after star Chris Singleton went down with a foot...

Turnovers and Lack of Defense Spell Another Road Loss

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With a horrible Wake Forest team as their first opponent without Chris Singleton, it was difficult to judge how this team would really respond. Now, with a road trip to Maryland in the books, it’s...

Previewing the Maryland Terrapins

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This won’t be the first game FSU has played without Chris Singleton, but it’s their first serious challenge. The Noles (19-7, 9-3) travel to Maryland (17-10, 6-6) to play a team they haven’t beaten...

Seminoles Pass 1st Test Without Singleton

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In their first game without Chris Singleton the Seminoles scored 31 first half points against Wake Forest, which is the exact total from their first game two and a half weeks ago. The difference is...

FSU vs Wake Forest Preview

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For 92 straight games Florida State has had Chris Singleton on the floor, but that all changes today when a broken foot will keep him out of uniform. Luckily the opponent is Wake Forest, a team...

Life Without Chris Singleton

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On Monday Chris Singleton underwent surgery to repair the 5th metatarsal in his right foot. No timetable for his return has been announced, but likely the absolute minimum is three weeks, meaning...

Seminoles Survive Against Virginia, Win 63-56

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Just over the mid-way point of the 1st half Chris Singleton was injured when Xavier Gibson landed on his foot during a rebound. At the time the Noles were trailing Virginia 19-15, and Singleton had...

Previewing the Virginia Cavaliers

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After playing in Atlanta on Thursday night the Seminoles (17-7, 7-3) now face a quick turnaround and play Virginia (12-11, 3-6) this afternoon. Virginia has played well in their last two outings,...

Seminoles Win 72-63, Now 7-3 in the ACC

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With 26 NBA scouts in attendance, it seemed that Leonard Hamilton’s M.O. was to have Chris Singleton demonstrate his versatility. He guarded all five positions, spent some time shadowing Shumpert,...

Previewing the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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FSU (16-7, 6-3) travels to Atlanta to take on the reeling Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-12, 3-6), in a game which is absolutely huge for the Seminoles’ NCAA Tourney hopes. A win here would put us...

The Conversation: Basketball Q&A with Georgia Tech

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Today I had the opportunity to sit down with the Georgia Tech bloggers at From the Rumble Seat for a Q&A in anticipation of tomorrow night's match-up in Atlanta. They should be posting my answers...

Brian Oliver (GTech) Out with Broken Thumb

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3rd leading scorer, should help a bit for our game on Thursday.

Seminole Bracketology for February 7th

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With Selection Sunday less than five weeks away the NCAA coverage is now all about the bracketologists. Most of the brackets are updated on Mondays, and here’s where FSU is at. Remember, these are...

Article on incoming SG Aaron Thomas

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"He’s THE best player in the State of Ohio," Gibert said.

FSU's Road Woes Continue

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FSU has struggled on the road this season, but today the Noles just ran into a far better team, dropping one at UNC 89-69. FSU is now 1-3 on the road in the ACC (vs 5-0 at home), and have to figure...

Previewing the North Carolina Tar Heels

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Outside of Duke there’s not a team in the ACC that can match the talent of North Carolina (16-5, 6-1). The Tar Heels have on their roster six consensus top-25 recruits, where the rest of the ACC...

ACC Basketball Mid-Term Report

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Last season John Gasaway began tracking how conference teams performed against each other. If you not sure why that's important then read  this. The ACC doesn't play an evenly distributed schedule,...

FSU Blows Out Wake Forest

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With the 195th ranked offense taking on the 263rd ranked defense, one team was destined to improve. For this game it was FSU, winning 85-61 in a 78 possession game. FSU started slow, but was able...

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