Thursday, February 22, 2018
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College basketball preview: No. 22 FSU Seminoles vs. Clemson Tigers

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No. 22 FSU vs. Clemson

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

TV/radio: ESPN2; 1040-AM

Records: FSU 20-9, 11-4 ACC; Clemson 16-13, 8-7

Notable: The Seminoles close the regular season against a team that bashed them 79-59 to open the ACC schedule. FSU followed with seven straight wins; Clemson lost its next three. … The Tigers have won three in a row and five of six to move above .500 in ACC play for the first time since the opener. They've allowed an average of 57 points per game over their past six games. … FSU and Clemson have two of the nation's top defenses. The Seminoles have allowed 37.8 percent shooting from the field, No. 6 in the country; the Tigers have allowed 59.7 points per game, No. 21 nationally. … FSU has clinched the No. 3 seed and a first-round bye in the ACC tournament. Its second-round game is 9 p.m. Friday in Atlanta. … Six FSU seniors play in their final regular-season home game, including former Clearwater High standout Luke Loucks, who Friday was named to the All-ACC academic team. FSU has 90 wins over the past four seasons, for the seniors the most of any senior class in school history.

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