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Florida State Seminoles men's basketball preview: vs. No. 2 Duke

FSU vs. No. 2 Duke

When/where: 2; Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee

TV/radio: ESPN (HD); 1040-AM

Records: Duke 13-1, 1-0 ACC; FSU 13-2

Notable: The Seminoles open ACC play looking to make a big statement against Duke. While the Seminoles significantly beefed up their nonconference schedule (their RPI was 25 on Friday), they have just one win against a team that was ranked at the time, Florida. … FSU has beaten a highly ranked Blue Devils team in February 2003, March 2006 and February 2007. … Both teams have been shutting down their opponents, with both holding teams to an average of 60.6 points. They are the top two defenses in the ACC. … One key stat to watch is rebounding. Duke is averaging 10 more boards than its opponents, and FSU, 7-1 at home, must be closer than that. … Duke leads the series 26-6 overall but is just 11-5 in Tallahassee.

Florida State Seminoles men's basketball preview: vs. No. 2 Duke 01/09/09 [Last modified: Friday, January 9, 2009 11:05pm]

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