Florida State Seminoles Look to Play Spoiler on Thursday Night With Virginia in Town

By Paul Seaver
Peter Casey-USA Today Sports

On Thursday night, the Virginia Cavaliers make the trek south to Tallahassee as they prepare for a crucial ACC road game at Florida State.

For the Seminoles, the game does not mean much, but for Virginia it could very well mean the world. The Cavaliers find themselves sitting directly on the bubble at 20-9 overall and 10-5 in the conference. With their NCAA Tournament hopes hanging in the balance, Virginia cannot afford to lose this game, despite its difficulty on the road.

It’s been a season to forget for Florida State and a disappointing one to boot for the Seminoles’ senior leader Michael Snaer, this despite him having a pretty good year from a statistical standpoint. Tainted by a number of intriguing losses and inconsistent play, Florida State may already be looking towards next year barring an epic and unexpected run within the ACC Tournament.

So, despite their poor production on the season, Florida State is in a position where the can play spoiler on Thursday night. And why wouldn’t they? The Seminoles are ending the season with back-to-back home games, so we will see if they will go out with a few wins and potentially boost their conference record to 9-9.

The home court advantage that Florida State usually boasts has not been up to its usual advantage this season, but the Seminoles have won back-to-back games at the Donald L. Tucker Center, so at least they have that going for them.

Tip-off between Florida State and Virginia is scheduled for 7:00pm (EST) on Thursday. If you are an ACC fan, this is a contest that you do not want to miss, given its importance to seeding and the Cavaliers’ bubble chances. Not to mention it’s the only scheduled game within the conference for this night, so enjoy.


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