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#20 FSU Faces Quick Turnaround

Feb. 17, 2012

 Game Information
 Date  Feb. 18, 2012
 Time  1 p.m.
 Location  Raleigh, N.C.
 TV  ACC Network/ESPN3.com
 Radio  Seminole IMG Network (1270 AM)
 Arena  RBC Center (19,500)
 Game Notes  FSU at NC State
 NC State Men’s Basketball
 Location  Raleigh, N.C
 Nickname  Wolfpack
 2011-12 Record  18-8, 7-4 ACC
 Home/Neutral/Road  12-4/2-1/4-3
 Official Website  GoPack.com
 NC State ACC Schedule
 Jan. 8  W, 79-74 vs. Maryland
 Jan. 11  L, 82-71 vs. Georgia Tech
 Jan. 14  W, 76-40 at Wake Forest
 Jan. 19  W, 76-62 vs. Boston College
 Jan. 22  W, 78-73 at Miami
 Jan. 26  L, 74-55 at North Carolina
 Jan. 28  L, 61-60 vs. Virginia
 Feb. 1  W, 56-51 at Boston College
 Feb. 4  W, 87-76 vs. Wake Forest
 Feb. 9  W, 61-52 at Georgia Tech
 Feb. 16  L, 78-73 at Duke
 Feb. 18  vs. Florida State
 Feb. 21  vs. North Carolina
 Feb. 25  at Clemson
 Feb. 29  vs. Miami
 March 4  at Virginia Tech

By: Brandon Mellor, Seminoles.com Senior Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Both teams share the same quick turnaround but the games they are coming off are very different outcomes.

Two nights after the No. 20 Florida State men’s basketball team rallied from nine points down with 1:09 left to play to beat Virginia Tech, the Seminoles (18-7, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) will play at NC State Saturday against a Wolfpack (18-8, 7-4) team that relinquished a 20-point second-half advantage before losing to No. 5 Duke, 78-73, Thursday.

The ‘Noles will travel to Raleigh, N.C. with another Michael Snaer game-winner in their rearview mirror.

[RELATED: Watch and listen as Gene Deckerhoff calls the action on Snaer’s clutch shot.]

And just like his first game-winning 3-pointer of the season in its upset against the Blue Devils, FSU will play its very next game in the state of North Carolina. The Seminoles defeated Wake Forest, 75-52, a few days after Snaer’s heroics and will be looking for a similar outcome when they play at the RBC Center.

In a season that has already seen them set the school record for most ACC wins in a row, a triumph against the Wolfpack would result in another record-book update.

After already beating Wake Forest, Duke and North Carolina, a win over NC State would mark the first time in program history that FSU deafeated all four of the ACC’s North Carolina teams in the same season.

A win would also give Florida State 10 ACC victories for a school-record fourth consecutive season.

Saturday’s 1 p.m. game will air live on the ACC Network. For a list of TV affiliates, click here. The game will also be simulcast live on ESPN3.com.

 Stat Comparison  Florida State NC State
 Scoring Offense 69.8 74.3
 Scoring Defense 60.7 67.6
 Scoring Margin +9.1 +6.7
 Rebounding Margin +4.6 +4.8
 FG Percentage .454 .467
 3FG Percentage .339 .366
 FT Percentage .695 .735
 FG Percentage Defense .373 .416
 3-Pointers Per Game 6.0 5.6
 Assists Per Game 11.7 16.7
 Turnovers Per Game 16.8 13.0
 Turnover Margin -0.7 -0.3
 Blocked Shots Per Game 6.0 4.5
 Steals Per Game 8.4 7.0

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