The Florida State girls’s basketball group has no time to lick its wounds.
After shedding at Miami Sunday afternoon and getting again to Tallahassee Sunday night, the Seminoles (12-11, 6-7 in ACC) hit the highway once more Monday, flying north to tackle Syracuse (11-12, 4-9) Tuesday at 6 p.m. on ACC Community Additional.
It is a make-up sport for each groups after their initially scheduled sport on Jan. 2 was postponed because of the Seminoles’ COVID-19 points throughout the program on the time.
This rescheduling will result in fairly a busy week for FSU. It is the primary of three video games this week, the second of three video games in a five-day span and the second of 4 video games over an eight-day span by this weekend.
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Whereas FSU has simply over 48 hours between its 76-59 loss at Miami and this sport at Syracuse, the identical is true for the Orange, who received at Pittsburgh Sunday.
Syracuse narrowly leads the all-time collection over FSU 5-4, however the Seminoles have not received within the Service Dome since 2014, dropping every of the final three video games at Syracuse.
Even with the highway loss at Miami, the previous few video games have helped the Seminoles’ possibilities at making their ninth consecutive NCAA Event.
The wins over Notre Dame and at Duke took FSU from outdoors the bubble to the sixth group out of the match in Charlie Creme’s newest bracketology for ESPN.
His bracket was final up to date Friday, which means it does not but issue within the Miami loss. However even taking that into consideration, it reveals the Seminoles have an opportunity to maintain their postseason streak alive with a powerful end.
After the prospect for a highway win at Syracuse, three of FSU’s ultimate 4 regular-season video games are at dwelling. This features a pair of dwelling matchups with ranked opponents towards No. 22 North Carolina on Sunday and towards No. 16 Georgia Tech on Feb. 24.
All of this goes to indicate the chance in entrance of the Seminoles. A pair of highway wins towards groups beneath FSU within the standings and an upset over one of many ranked opponents could also be sufficient to have the Seminoles firmly on the bubble come Choice Sunday.
In any other case, we could also be trying on the first yr since 2004 that the FSU males’s and girls’s basketball groups each missed the NCAA Event.
The Orange entered the season in a really undesirable place.
After 11 Syracuse gamers entered the switch portal early this previous offseason, a narrative from the Athletic reported that head coach Quentin Hillsman had created an environment of ego, manipulation and worry techniques, amongst different issues.
Final August, three months earlier than the beginning of the season, Hillsman resigned. Vonn Reid, who had been the affiliate head coach, was put in because the performing head coach for the 2021-22 season.
Whereas the Syracuse roster was considerably depleted by departures, the Orange have discovered a core of gamers to construct round, numerous whom had been added by the switch portal.
Syracuse’s 5 common starters every common over 29 minutes and at the least 10.7 factors this season.
The Orange are led by sophomore guard Teisha Hyman, who averages 15.6 factors, 5.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists per sport. Maryland ahead switch Alaysia Types ought to current an inside problem for the Seminoles, averaging 10.7 factors and 6.1 rebounds per sport.
Florida State at Syracuse
When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.
The place: Service Dome, Syracuse, NY
TV/Radio: ACC Community Additional/96.5 FM
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