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Eh, a B- overall. FSU is a decent team, but we didn't take advantage as well as we're capable of.
An ACC win is an ACC win, however. Nice to see Jon hit some shots again; Kyle seems to be inching back into form.
It would behoove us, though, to be smoother at both ends on Saturday.
Thus spake KyDevilinIL_inKyagain
Home wins are must this season in the ACC. We were at home. We won.
Becoming more and more discouraged about Mason. Becoming less and less optimistic about him making a difference this season.
Good Defensive game plus Earth Wind and Scheyer did their thing.
Andre Dawkins -- 2011 Final Four MOP
14-point win against a team that is hard to score on. Some clutch shooting by Jon Scheyer, and also Kyle. Good response in the last 5 or 6 minutes. One more in the win column.
We won not due to how well we played, but to how well Florida State didn't play at some parts in the game. For a while in the second half I though we might lose the lead altogether with the effort shown by our team. IMO, we lucked out. Hopefully things can tighten up Saturday.
I don't think Mason and/or Miles are done, but I suspect their significant contributions will be unpredictable and infrequent from this point on.
Thus spake KyDevilinIL_inKyagain
Glad to win it, it could have EASILY been closer if a few of those FSU shots that were halfway down had gone down.
Just still surprised that we continue taking so many threes without attempting a bit more penetration or dumping the ball in, and surprised by how little anyone but Smith, Scheyer, or Singler get their number called... I realize that FSU is big inside, but still, it just does not feel like we are developing a varied attack which can survive going cold in one department. In fact, we feel less capable of that now than we did five or six games ago, when going cold from three didn't mean a loss.
I understand this might sound a touch negative after an ACC win, but honestly a regular season win (of which we have had so many recently) is as much about development and the future as it is about the now to me.
A good win against a good FSU team. Man they can play defense. I haven't seen the boxscore, but I think we were outrebounded badly. Probably the first time this year. Some good things come to mind. Number one is that Jon came out of his shooting slump. Lance had a good all around game as did Zoubs. Nolan and Kyle were good but not great. Miles missed some easy shots at the rim. Jon made a couple of good passes that were wasted. He did get some big rebounds at the end of the game that helped hold off FSU. Is is it me, or is there too much dribbling around the perimeter? I'm not blaming the guards because I'm sure that's the way Coach K has drawn up the offense. I liked the little bit of zone we threw at them. Looked like it threw them off stride for a few possessions. Like I said good win against a good team. Now let's get G-town. Go Duke!
I'm not as negative about the game as other. My two issue were that period during the 2nd half when FSU was beating us to every loose ball (either rebound or on the floor) and the first half when we were making it too easy for them to get it into Alabi (something we corrected in the 2nd half). Here are some of my takeaways.
1) Our offense wasn't good because FSU's defense was. They made it difficult for us to see open men and they were aggressive at cutting off driving lanes and cutters.
2) I agree with Jumbo - I didn't think we forced threes. I thought they were open, and the right shots. Some didn't go down
3) We were much worse on both ends tonight with Zoubek out of the game. He did the best job containing Alabi, and our offense moved better when he was in.
4) Let's give FSU credit here. Nolan was shredding them in the first half, and they contained him in the 2nd half.
All in all, not the best win ever, but not the worst. I thought we played a tough team, weren't at our best, and never trailed. That's a good night.
Glad for the ACC win.
I was going to be seriously down on our offense as we just haven't shown much of a flow on that end of the floor in any consistent manner. Then I went over to check the final scores of FSU's past games and only FOUR teams have managed to score more than 70pts against them (NC State oddly enough topping the 80pt mark). That actually makes me feel much better. FSU as a team, with all of its size, is very quick and poses quite a matchup problem.
Obviously our defense won this one for us... again. Though we gave up a ton of easy buckets, overall we kept them in check as we needed to. The game could have easily slipped away with our horrendous offensive drought at the 11 minute mark of the 2nd half, but the D held to form.
I do like how we got around to forcing turnovers and overall took good care of the ball.