FSU basketball has made beating their rivals from Gainesville an every season thing after winning for the sixth straight time over the orange and blue.
There are some things in sports that are going to be guaranteed – the Clemson Tigers are going to win the ACC in football this season, the Houston Astros losing the World Series made people in New York City very happy and the FSU basketball team is going to beat the rival Florida Gators every time they play.
Don’t believe me? Why not? For the last five seasons, the Seminoles have come out on top of their hated rivals from the central part of the state – including a blowout win last season that reminded them of their place (and helped us forget about what took place in football that season).
This season, FSU basketball was the only team in a power conference to have to play two other power conference foes in their first two games – and after the loss on Wednesday to ACC member Pitt by just two points, it was down to Gainesville for the yearly battle of Sunshine State foes.
Well, it was a battle in the first half after the Seminoles led by just four points – but the second half was a laugher as the Noles jumped out on big runs and took a major lead en route to a 63-51 victory that extended their record win streak to six straight games over the once mighty Gators.
Devin Vassell led all FSU basketball players with 13 points in the game while M.J. Walker added 12 points as the Seminoles led by as many as 14 points at the under four minute timeout when the men in orange and blue pretty much gave up and accepted defeat.
After the game, the Twitter page for the FSU basketball team had a reminder that the Gators – who came into the game ranked sixth nationally with a lot of build up heading into the season – were beyond overrated after getting beat down by their rivals with a simple message from their never aging coach.
Yeah…you hate to see that happen to the Gators. No, actually you don’t hate to see it happen at all.
The Seminoles return back to Tallahassee for their first game inside the Tucker Center this season on Friday when they host Western Carolina – the first of four straight home games for the Seminoles.