Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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

College basketball preview capsule: Florida State Seminoles at No. 4 Duke Blue Devils 01/20/12 [Last modified: Friday, January 20, 2012 10:57pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Longest home run at Trop and Erasmo Ramirez's pitching doom Rays (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Kevin Kiermaier returned. The problem was, so did Erasmo Ramirez.

    Seattle Mariners first baseman Yonder Alonso (10) scores on the double by Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) in the first inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, August 18, 2017.
  2. Rays journal: Kevin Kiermaier returns, Mallex Smith sent to Triple A

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It didn't take CF Kevin Kiermaier long to make his presence felt during his return Friday to the Rays lineup. Kiermaier pretended to have Mariners DH Nelson Cruz's first-inning line drive lined up even as the ball went past him to his right and to the wall.

    Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) flies out in the first inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, August 18, 2017.
  3. Rays vs. Mariners, 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Mariners

    6:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    This is a 2017 photo of Jake Odorizzi of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. This image reflects the 2017 active roster as of Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  4. Bucs journal: Starting defense disappointed holding Jags to 1 rushing yard

    Bucs

    JACKSONVILLE — The Bucs' starting defense held the Jaguars to a total of 1 rushing yard on seven carries in the first half of Thursday's 12-8 preseason win.

    And its members were disappointed.

    Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (24) is thrown for a 1-yard loss as he is stopped by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David (54) and defensive end Robert Ayers (91) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) JVS102
  5. Jameis Winston's hardest lesson: He can't always save the day

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Ever wonder what in the world goes through Jameis Winston's mind when he tries to fit the ball in a keyhole as he is being dragged to the turf like he was during Thursday night's 12-8 preseason win over the Jaguars?

    Jameis Winston, left, tries to hang on to the ball as Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler tries to strip it from him.