FSU basketball: Why Noles can win ACC Tournament

FSU basketball wrapped up the ACC regular season in style with a blowout win over Boston College to win the conference title for the first time.

No. 4 FSU basketball (26-5, 16-4 ACC) has stamped itself in history with the first ACC regular-season title for the program.

The win over Boston College, coupled with a couple of other teams losing vaulted the Noles to No. 4 in the nation. It’s the highest the program has ever been ranked since the 1972-73 season.

Now their attention turns to the ACC Tournament, which gets underway Tuesday with the lower seeds opening play.

FSU basketball earned a double-bye as the No. 1 seed and will face the winner of the Miami/Clemson game Thursday at 12:30 p.m. ET.

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FSU is currently projected as a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and could slide into a No. 1 seed slot should they win the ACC Tournament and another projected No. 1 seed not win their conference tournament.

Why FSU Can Win The ACC Tournament

  • They only have to win three games
  • They have the easier bracket to the finals
  • FSU has the deepest team in the league

FSU basketball only needs to win three games in three days to claim its second ACC Tournament title. That’s doable, considering they had the best team in the league this season. The other thing going their way is the seeding. They’ve already beaten Miami and Clemson this season and played well enough to beat Duke on the road.

I’d much rather play Duke to get to the finals instead of Virginia or Louisville even though the Noles have beaten Louisville twice. Virginia is one of the hottest teams in the league, winning eight consecutive games, including wins over Duke and Louisville. They are a team that’s a difficult matchup for anyone, and I’d rather face them in the finals to allow FSU’s depth to come into play with three games in three days.

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FSU basketball fans should enjoy the ride as this team as a good chance to make some noise in both upcoming tournaments.

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