No. 9 Florida State (15-2, 5-1 ACC) at Miami (10-6, 2-4)
Watsco Center, Coral Gables; 1 p.m. Saturday; TV/radio: ACC Network; 1010-AM
BOTTOM LINE: No. 9 Florida State looks to give Miami its 13th straight loss to ranked opponents. The Hurricanes’ last win vs. a ranked foe came against then-No. 9 North Carolina, 91-88 on Feb. 27, 2018. FSU beat unranked but defending national champion Virginia by four at home on Wednesday It was the Seminoles’ eighth straight win and keeps them tied atop the ACC standings with Louisville and Duke.
SENIOR STUDS: Miami has relied heavily on its seniors this season. Chris Lykes, Kameron McGusty, Dejan Vasiljevic, Sam Waardenburg and Rodney Miller have combined to account for 80 percent of the team’s scoring and 86 percent of all UM’s points over the past five games.
ACC ADVANCEMENT: The Seminoles have given up only 59.5 points per game to conference opponents this season. That’s an improvement from the 64.4 per game they allowed against nonconference foes.
TERRIFIC TRENT: Trent Forrest has connected on 31.3 percent of the 32 3-pointers he has attempted and has made 2 of 7 over his past five games. He also has converted 80 percent of his free throws this season.
WINLESS WHEN: Miami is 0-5 this season when it scores 63 points or fewer and 10-1 when it scores at least 64.
ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: FSU has recently created baskets via assists more often than the Hurricanes. Miami has an assist on 22 of 64 field goals (34.4 percent) across its previous three contests while FSU has assists on 36 of 79 field goals (45.6 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW? The disruptive FSU defense has forced opponents to turn the ball over on 26.6 percent of all possessions, the 10th-best rate in the nation. Miami has a forced-turnover percentage of only 17.8 through 16 games, ranking it 294th among Division I teams.