FSU - Wake Forest Game Preview

Florida State travels to play Wake forest today in search of its 4th road win of the season.

Florida State, which is ranked second in the ACC in conference road wins with three, looks for its fourth of the season as it travels to play Wake Forest at the Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 9, 2013 in a game beginning at 12 Noon. The Seminoles arrive in Winston-Salem fresh off its third buzzer-beating win of the season as All-American Michael Snaer - the nation's leader in buzzer-beating, game-winning shots -- made a lay-up at the buzzer to top Georgia Tech, 56-54 on Tuesday night in Atlanta.

The buzzer-beating, game-winning shot was Snaer's third of the season (also against Clemson on January 24 and against Maryland on January 30) and the fifth of his career. All five of Snaer's buzzer-beating, game-winning shots have come in the last 2.4 seconds of the five games and all five gave Florida State a victory. Florida State enters its game against Wake Forest having won two of its last three and three of its last five games since defeating Clemson (60-57, January 24) in Tallahassee and has won four consecutive games against the Demon Deacons. The Seminoles' four consecutive wins over Wake Forest ranks as its longest winning streak over the Deacons since a five game winning streak that began with one win in 1973 and continued with the first four games (all Florida State wins) between the two teams when the Seminoles joined the ACC for the start of the 1991-92 season. Following Saturday's game against Wake Forest, the Seminoles play host to No. 8/11 Miami (February 13, 7:00 p.m.) and Boston College (February 16, Noon).

All-American Michael Snaer enters Saturday's game against Wake Forest ranked first in the ACC in game-winning, buzzer-beating shots (three this season, five for his career), fifth in free throw percentage (.802), fifth in 3-point field goal shooting percentage (.398), seventh in 3-point field goals made (2.0 per game) and 12th in scoring (13.9 ppg). He leads the Seminoles in scoring (13.9 ppg) AND assists (2.5 apg) and is one of only three players (also Joe Harris of Virginia and Erick Green of Virginia Tech) in the ACC to lead his team in two of the top point producing statistics maintained by the ACC.

FLORIDA STATE ON THE ROAD IN THE ACC

?Florida State enters Saturday's game against Wake Forest with a 3-2 record on the road in the ACC (wins at Clemson, Maryland and Georgia Tech) and a 12-9 record on the road in ACC play in the last three seasons.

FLORIDA STATE IMPROVING ITS ASSIST:TURNOVER RATIO ?

Florida State recorded 18 assists on 20 baskets (one assist for nearly each basket) in its win over Georgia Tech on Tuesday night to mark the second time in the last three games the Seminoles had averaged nearly one assist for every basket they scored. The Seminoles totaled 14 assists on 22 baskets in their win over Maryland on January 30. During the last three games, the Seminoles have an assist:turnover ratio of 1.5:1 (41 assists as compared to only 27 turnovers) as compared to their overall 0.8:1 A:TO ratio for their first 22 games of the 2012-13 season.


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