FSU basketball remains perfect in conference play by defeating the Virginia Tech Hokies – a win that will likely get them into the top 10 next week.
The FSU basketball team faced an absolutely ridiculous stretch of games to open ACC play. As of this week’s ranking, the ‘Noles were set to play six straight teams ranked in the Top 25. Though it’s still early, the team hasn’t backed down from the challenge thus far.
After beating Virginia in Charlottesville, the Seminoles returned home to play their rival, the Virginia Tech Hokies. They were depleted, sure, but the beating FSU put on them was still impressive. Even national pundits are starting to take notice.
Today’s game started off as a back-and-forth affair. The Seminoles seemed to want to ease into things, while the Hokies came out firing. But, as has become customary, FSU’s bench entirely changed the dynamic of the game upon entering. CJ Walker and Trent Forrest were everywhere, getting steals, and setting up transition buckets for their teammates.
That second unit helped the Seminoles score 48 first half points, and hold an 11-point advantage at the break. The second half was much of the same, too. Because of injuries to Seth Allen and Khadim Sy, the Hokies simply had no answer for FSU’s depth. They just seemed worn out the later the game got.
VA Tech posed no threat whatsoever to FSU basketball. The final score doesn’t indicate how one-sided this game was. Let’s break down specific player performances, and watch some highlights. Rejoice Seminole fans, you’re 3-0 in the ACC for the first time ever. What a time!