FSU basketball returns to Tallahassee to play host to the Boston College Eagles on Monday night, hoping to avoid their third loss in a row.
FSU basketball faces a quick turnaround. After traveling to Pitt to take on the Panthers on Saturday, they return to Tallahassee to face the Boston College Eagles just two days later.
Thankfully, the team had a full week off prior to their last game. They didn’t do much with that rest, though. The Seminoles looked completely disinterested and unorganized against Pitt. They were defeated 80-66, and for the last ten minutes of the game, it was all Panthers.
To lose that handily to the second-worst team in the conference is concerning. No other way to say it.
Now, Florida State prepares for the Boston College Eagles, the worst team in the conference. If this game were to be played in Chesnut Hill, I’d be a little worried. But it’s in Tallahassee, so expect the ‘Noles to play a tight one for the first 30 minutes, and then pull away late in the second half. It’s what they always do.
The Last Time the ‘Noles Took the Court
The Seminoles were completely out-classed by Pitt. Their defense was absolutely pitiful, Dwayne Bacon scored zero (Z-E-R-O) points, which I didn’t think was possible. Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 12 points on 12 shot attempts. Jonathan Isaac was a ghost. Nothing good came out of that matchup.
If, for whatever reason, you’d like to relive that awful showing, make your way right over here. At Chop Chat, we choose to move on.
Florida State Seminoles Basketball
The Eagles of Boston College are, quite frankly, terrible. They boast a 9-18 record, 2-12 in ACC play. Their two conference wins were over a month ago, and both took place in Chesnut Hill against Syracuse and NC State. The latter announced that they wouldn’t be extending their coach after this season.
KenPom has BC as the 186th-most efficient offense in the country, 134th in defense. They are the 146th team overall, which puts them below the likes of Fort Wayne, Rice and William and Mary.
They do have sophomore guard Jerome Robinson, who’s putting up good numbers this season. He’s averaging 19.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists. He does have a negative assist-to-turnover ratio, and is just a 33 percent shooter from three. Expect him to either completely shut down, or catch fire and drop 30. It’s never in between when it comes to the Seminoles opponents.
BC shoots a worse percentage from the free-throw line than FSU, at a paltry 67 percent. It’ll be fun to watch a team that’s somehow more pitiful than the Seminoles from the stripe.
Point Spread/How to Watch
The Eagles are bad. Vegas agrees. The spread is -19.5 in favor of the Seminoles.
To watch this game (if you actually do watch it, I commend you), all you have to do is flip your TV to ESPNU at 7 pm tonight. Finally, Go ‘Noles.