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Who is Florida State?

By mrasor Published: March 17, 2008

Men's basketball
Florida State is Akron's first high-major opponent since 2005 (and we wonder why the RPI never suits the Zips).
Usually, teams from the Power Six conferences feature a lot of size, speed and athleticism. FSU is no different.
Florida State also is a good jumpshooting team. FSU leads the conference at 77 percent from the free throw line. The Seminoles shoot 35.4 percent on 3-pointers. The downside to that is the offense will rely on jump shots, withing getting much movement. The Seminoles are last in the ACC with only 11.1 assists per game.
Despite having a roster with five players taller than 6-foot-9, FSU does not dominate on the boards or block many shots. Uche Echefu, a 6-9 junior from Nigera, is among the league leaders in rebounds at 7.2 per game, however.
In FSU's worst losses, such as versus NC State, South Florida and Cleveland State, the Seminoles have not taken care of the ball and/or allowed a high opponent 3-point percentage. In their best performances, such as versus North Carolina, Florida and Clemson, they have forced a lot of turnovers, dominated the boards and/or puckered up the defense on the perimeter.
Toney Douglas is the main offensive option, scoring an average of 15.6 points per game. The 6-1 junior is a steady scorer who attempts a lot of 3's and forces turnovers. His backcourt mate Jason Rich has been the one carrying FSU the past couple weeks. Rich averages 14.7 points per game.

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