FSU vs Boston: Preview, how to watch, game topic

FSU vs Boston: Preview, how to watch, game topic

It’s an epic battle for a legitimate claim to a championship title no one expected.

Basketball at the Florida State Seminoles, in a two-game tournament that saw her attack come alive as did her darn defense, defeating Loyola Marymount and Missouri to claim the inaugural Jacksonville Classic.

The finer details, however, are that the Seminoles won the Duval Division, while the Boston Terriers won the Jax Division title, beating Northern Illinois (76-58) and Sam Houston State (72-59).

While a showdown (scheduled before each team wins their bow) is not a winner-takes-all situation, that doesn’t mean it can’t be one. In our hearts.

Information is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Tallahassee, with the game set to broadcast on ACC Network.

Some notes on Boston, via the Terriers website:

  • Graduate student Javante McCoy earned his MVP with an average of 16.0 ppg and 5.0 apg for moving to 11th place all-time in BU with 1,417 career points. He fired 6 for 9 from behind the bow and currently leads the BU at 16.0 ppg while firing 50.0 FG%.
  • Senior Fletcher Tainen (5.8 ppg) scored more than 10 points in consecutive games for the first time in his career, averaging 12.0 ppg while shooting a near-perfect 11-fo-12 at the charity strip.
  • Jonas Harper (7.7 ppg) was a 3-point dynamite in two Jacksonville Classics, shooting 7 of 11 en route to 11.5 ppg.

Other game notes, via FSU Sports Info

  • The Seminoles are 1-1 all-time against the Terriers in both games – an 86-52 win on December 20, 1955 coming at the Carousel Classic in Charlotte, North Carolina and an 84-69 loss on December 28, 2002 at the Fiesta Powell Classic in Tempe, Arizona, overseeing the Terriers coach Joe Jones who is in his eleventh season at Boston University. He was assistant manager at Boston College for two seasons (2010-11) – the Seminoles were 3-0 against the Eagles (including 2-0 at Donald L. Tucker Center) while Jones was on the Eagles crew. Walt Corbin, an assistant coach on Jones’ staff, is familiar with Florida where he spent six seasons (2008-13) at Wake Forest, first as operations manager and his last two as assistant coaches. The Seminoles were 6-4 overall (2-1 at Donald L. Tucker Center) against deacons with Corbean on their staff.


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