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College basketball preview: FSU vs. No. 10 VCU

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FSU vs. No. 10 VCU

When/where: 7:30; Puerto Rico Tip-Off, Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan

TV/radio: ESPNU; 1040-AM (radio coverage starts at 8 p.m., joined in progress)

Records: FSU 3-0, VCU 3-0

Notable: In their only other meeting, the Rams beat the Seminoles in overtime in the 2011 NCAA Tournament to advance to the Elite Eight. VCU senior F Terrance Shannon played five minutes in that game — for the Seminoles. He transferred before this season. … VCU, in the top 10 for the first time, may have its best team under coach Shaka Smart. It boasts two veteran stars in G Treveon Graham (16.3 ppg) and F Juvonte Reddic (11 ppg, 5.7 rpg) and more depth and versatility than last season. … FSU has topped 80 points in all three games after scoring 80 four times total last season. Its more uptempo approach will be tested by VCU's notorious "havoc" defense.

Times staff

College basketball preview: FSU vs. No. 10 VCU 11/20/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 6:17pm]
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