There is a lot at stake today because if we win we get a bye in the ACC tournament but more importantly it would mar my game day thread record (yes it is all about me). I see us coming out focused and ready to play. I think/hope they are in “tournament mode” in which they are playing good, consistent defense. If need to see the Calvin from the Wake game we win this one without too much drama. One thing is for sure, we do not want them to have a shot at the end. Snaer is very good at the last second shot. Fortunately that is all FSU is good at offensively. Their leading assist man averages 2 1/2 and the normally solid FSU defense is middle of the ACC this year. They have a ton of size (three seven footers) so they lead the ACC in blocks but for some reason that does not translate into rebounds as they are last in the ACC in rebounding margin.
As a side issue, would you prefer the 3rd or 4th seed? I initially thought I would prefer the 4th so we play Miami earlier but the more I think about it I think I would prefer the 3rd. We would play most likely play Maryland on Thursday and I would like nothing better than to spank them in the tournament. Which would lead to Duke on Saturday. I would prefer to play them when we are more rested leaving potentially Miami on Sunday. I think Miami might struggle under that pressure where we have already faced it.