The second ranked Duke Blue Devils will play the third ranked Florida State Seminoles at 3 P.M in the ACC Semi-Finals in Atlanta, Georgia at the Philips Arena. The winner will advance to the ACC championship tomorrow.
You can watch all the action between the Blue Devils and the Seminoles here. Here is some footage of the last time these two teams squared off.
The NCAA tournament starts on Tuesday of next week with preliminary games in Dayton, Ohio. The real tournament starts on Thursday at lunchtime. The top seeds in the NCAA tournament are likely to be Syracuse, Kentucky, North Carolina and Kansas.
Florida State does a handful of things well, but perhaps the thing that they’re best at is shooting the ball. In fact, they used their three-point shooting prowess to earn victories over both Duke and North Carolina. But that was before anyone was taking them seriously. Now that teams expect that kind of game from the ‘Noles, it might be a bit tougher going for Florida State.
Here’s more on the game from ESPN:
Duke, which lost to Florida State on its home court in January, offered up a little bit of payback last month, when it beat the Seminoles in Tallahassee, Fla.
Guard Andre Dawkins was 6-for-12 for 22 points that game, with all six of those made shots being 3-pointers.
But since then, however, he’s made only 1 of his 12 shot attempts over his past four games. Not a good stat for the Blue Devils, especially since they are also missing forward Ryan Kelly for the ACC tournament because of a foot injury.
The key for FSU will be to limit Duke’s outside scoring while taking advantage of the Devils’ thin depth inside.
“We know we have a tremendous opportunity to do something great,’’ Snaer said. “My team is really confident in our abilities, and we’re playing like it. We’re playing together. … We know how important this game is to us, and to our program and to the history of our program. And I can’t wait for it to get started.”