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Men's basketball preview: Florida State Seminoles at Virginia Tech Hokies

FSU at Virginia Tech

When/where: 8; Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Va.

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 1040-AM

Records: FSU 20-6, 7-4 ACC; Virginia Tech 16-9, 6-5

Notable: The Seminoles can assure themselves of no worse than a .500 finish in league play with four more left to play. That's a mark that once all but guaranteed an NCAA at-large bid for an ACC team but doesn't anymore. Remember, the Seminoles were 9-7 in the ACC in 2005-06 and settled for the NIT. Still, it would be a plus if they find themselves precariously poised on the bubble again. This might be a must-win for the Hokies, coming off a loss at intrastate rival Virginia on Wednesday. Coach Seth Greenberg's bunch closes out the regular season at Clemson, at home against Duke and North Carolina, then at FSU on March 8. Plenty of opportunities for eye-catching wins there, but Tech figures to be the underdog in all of them and that's not good.

Brian Landman, Times staff writer

Men's basketball preview: Florida State Seminoles at Virginia Tech Hokies 02/20/09 [Last modified: Friday, February 20, 2009 8:03pm]
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