FSU basketball continues to roll, demolishing the Duke Blue Devils 88-72 to win their 12th game in a row.
The good times just won’t stop in Tallahassee. In what was their toughest challenge of the season, the Seminoles proved their worth against the mighty Duke Blue Devils. The 88-72 win by FSU basketball was their 12th in a row. And if Jonathan Isaac is able to make a point-blank layup against Temple, this team would be undefeated. Crazy.
I feel like I’ve said this about almost every FSU win this season, but the game was close until about the 10-minute mark of the second half. Then, Duke, who was shorthanded without center Amile Jefferson, just ran out of gas.
The Seminoles had no trouble getting easy baskets around the rim. Though they shot poorly from the foul line, and from three, they were able to have a huge game offensively by doing their damage in the paint. The team shot 58 percent from inside the arc.
Florida State also shined defensively against the Blue Devils. They held Duke’s potent offense to 41 percent shooting, and 29 percent from three. The Seminoles also turned them over 16 times, a lot of those leading to easy transition baskets. Duke’s Luke Kennard, who I think might be bolting to the NBA after this surprising season he’s having, continued on his torrid pace. Even despite FSU basketball’s strong defensive effort, he still scored 23 points on 15 shot attempts.
Grayson Allen, on the other hand, was held in check. The student section berated him pretty mercilessly, so I have to give them some of the credit. The serial tripper finished with nine points on 2-of-6 shooting, and three turnovers on the night.
It was overall a fantastic team effort by the Seminoles, and pundits around the country continue to take notice of how good this team is.