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College basketball preview capsule: Florida State Seminoles at No. 4 Duke Blue Devils

FSU at No. 4 Duke

When/where: 4, Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, N.C.

TV/radio: ESPN; 1040-AM

Records: FSU 12-6, 3-1 ACC; Duke 16-2, 4-0

Notable: FSU has trailed for a total of just seven seconds in its last three ACC games — Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Maryland — all wins. The Seminoles have hit their stride offensively, scoring at least 80 against UNC and Maryland. FSU shot nearly 50 percent from the field and the 3-point line in those two games. And the defense has not slacked off either, as FSU is the ACC leader in both blocked shots (6.6 per game) and steals (8.8). … Seminoles F Bernard James has averaged a double double of 14.3 points and 10.0 rebounds the past three games. And G Deividas Dulkys, who averaged 18.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in the last two wins, was named ACC player of the week. … The last time FSU beat both Duke and North Carolina in the same season was 2002 — Jan. 6 (No. 1 Duke) and Jan. 16 (UNC). … FSU is 1-1 in ACC road games this season and is 5-5 in its last 10 ACC road games. … Four of Duke's regular starters average in double figures, led by G Austin Rivers (13.8 points per game), the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers. … "This game is more about us right now," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "We're just trying to make sure that we're playing the best we can with the talent we have and the system that we have in place. We just need to continue focusing on that. It shouldn't matter who you are playing or who the opponents are if you are focused on doing things the right way."

Times wires

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