Florida at FSU

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12/5/2012 7:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPN2 | LIVE STATS

Pence's Quick Thoughts

Hey FSU, if you can't beat Mercer at home, good luck with Florida.  The reality is that FSU has enough talent but they're missing an offensive spark.  Is it likely that they'll find it tonight against the #2 Pomeroy ranked Florida Gators? Doubtful.

For FSU, It starts with defensive rebounding.  Currenlty ranked 295th in defensive rebound % FSU will take on a Florida Gator team that ranks 7th in offensive rebounding %.  Regardless of how well FSU defends, if you can't grab a defensive rebound, it doesn't matter.

Of course rebounding isn't the whole story, the Gators will be a massive test with their defense.  FSU needs to do a better job of using their most efficient players the most.  Aaron Thomas has their highest usage % at an astronomical 30% but has an offensive rating of just 80.  Snaer, Shannon, and White are the next most used FSU players and those guys make a little more sense with offensive ratings above 100. 

Hard to see FSU winning this one, but stranger things have happened in the ACC.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) - Florida State, which has won four of its last six games since a November 12 win over Buffalo, plays host to No. 5/6 Florida in the annual meeting of in-state rivals on Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee. The Seminoles and Gators have combined for seven NCAA Tournament appearances in the last four years (Seminoles with four / Gators with three) and the Seminoles have won three of the last four games against the Gators in games played in Tallahassee. Following Wednesday's game against Florida, the Seminoles will continue their six game homestand as Maine comes to town on December 9 at 4:00 p.m. The final game of the homestand comes against Louisiana Monroe on December 17 at 7:00 p.m. Florida State and Florida will be in the same arena as both teams play in the Metro PCS Orange Bowl Classic on December 29 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. Florida State plays Tulsa at 2:00 followed by the Gators playing Air Force.

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Dominating opponents on the defense end, Florida is looking more and more like one of the best teams in the country.

The same can't be said for a Florida State program coming off one of its more embarrassing results in recent memory.

The No. 6 Gators try for a fourth consecutive victory over the rival Seminoles, who hope to avoid losing three straight at home for the first time in five seasons.

Second nationally with 48.5 points allowed per game, Florida has outscored foes by an average of 25.3 during its 6-0 start - its best since opening 8-0 in 2009-10.

With an impressive 74-56 win over then-No. 22 Wisconsin already under their belts, the Gators made another big statement Thursday against Marquette, limiting the Golden Eagles to a season-low 41.2 percent shooting in an 82-49 rout.

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