Florida State defeats Duke… and Florida beat FSU

Last night, everybody was talking about how FSU had no shot against Duke.

They’re #1 in the country, Ryan Reid and Toney Douglas left a curse on the Noles against Duke, plus, you know, it’s DUKE.

And, well, they just LOST to FSU.


In reality, it’s been the Noles who’ve had Duke’s number recently.

Especially in Tallahassee.

Darrin Kitchin turned himself on to score 22 points, haul down 10 rebounds, and steal three passes to guide FSU to a 66-61 victory over a shocked Blue Devil team.

Anyway, yall know that since this is a Gators blog, it’s got to be related to Florida in some way.

Well, the Gators invaded Tallahassee a few months ago and pulled out a huge win.

Remember how nobody cared about that win, since it came a day after the embarrasing performance against the Seminoles in football?

How much do you care now?

That win just turned out to be gigantic. Now, Florida doesn’t really need any more quality wins. Like I said in the last post, the Gators appear poised for a 10-6 (or better, obviously) conference record. 10-6 in any of the power 6 conferences usually does it for the Selection Commitee come NCAA tournament time, barring a handful of embarrassing losses. Florida has just one.

If Florida holds serve and runs the table in the O-Dome, they just need to steal one road victory- which they should get at either Auburn, Georgia, LSU, or South Carolina. Vanderbilt, Kentucky, and Mississippi State on the road might be a bit tougher.

But thanks a lot, FSU. You just helped out Florida every bit as much as you helped yourself.


5 thoughts on “Florida State defeats Duke… and Florida beat FSU

  1. I couldn’t believe FSU pulled it off, I just hope we don’t make the tourney and get bounced in the first round.

  2. Yeah it was pretty shocking to see FSU beat Duke the other night. Thank god I’m not the only one that realizes their upset helped us a lot. For a while I thought I was. 🙂

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