The Terps suffered a good ol' fashioned beatdown when they went on the road to play the Seminoles on January 12, losing 85-61, in a game that was never in question, as the home team entered the locker room at halftime with a 20-point lead. Maryland will now look to return the favor, in front of their home crowd this time, as they get set for a rematch this Saturday at the Comcast Center.
In that previous meeting, the Terps shot just 33 percent from the field and an abysmal 16 percent from beyond the arc. You would have to think that those numbers can only improve in the comfort of their home court. But Florida State's defense was not an aberration in that game. The Seminoles only allow 63.5 points per game and have been playing a stingy style of defense for the past several years now, under coach Leonard Hamilton.
Can the basketball team shock Florida State with a blowout win on Saturday? The close numbers across the board would suggest, no. Identical records in the ACC would suggest...no. But Maryland's overall dominance in the all-time series between these two teams would suggest...maybe? One thing is for sure, both teams could desperately use this win.
Rankings and records: Neither team is ranked and their records are very similar. Florida State is currently 14-8 (5-5 ACC) and Maryland is 13-10 (5-5). The Terps lead the all-time series 29-14.
Vegas: Maryland is a four-point favorite.
How to witness
Date, time and location: Saturday, February 8, 2014. 3:00 PM. Comcast Center, College Park, MD.
Radio: Terrapin Sports Radio Network - Johnny Holliday (Play-by-Play), Chris Knoche (Analyst), Walt Williams (Sideline); Flagships - WJZ-FM (105.7) / WJZ-AM (1300) / ESPN 980 (D.C.) Sirius 134, XM 196, WMUC Sports
Online streaming: WatchESPN
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