Game preview: FSU at Miami basketball

No. 9 FSU (15-2, 5-1 ACC) at Miami (10-6, 2-4)

Time/TV: Saturday at 1 p.m. ACC Network.

All-time series: FSU leads 47-37. FSU also leads 9-8 in games between Leonard Hamilton and Jim Larranaga.

FSU potential starters: 6-foot-6 G Devin Vassell (12.6 ppg., 4.8 rpg.), 6-5 G Trent Forrest (11.8 ppg., 4.1 assists), 6-5 G M.J. Walker (11.1 ppg., 2.1 rpg.), 6-9 F Malik Osborne (6.3 ppg., 5.1 rpg.), 6-8 F RaiQuan Gray (5.9 ppg., 3.6 rpg.).

FSU reserves: 6-8 F Patrick Williams (8.5 ppg., 3.2 rpg.), 6-6 G Anthony Polite (6.7 ppg.), 7-foot C Dominik Olejniczak (3.5 ppg., 2.2 rpg.).

Miami potential starters: 5-foot-7 G Chris Lykes (15.6 ppg.), 6-3 G Dejan Vasiljevic (14.4 ppg., 43 made 3s), 6-5 G Kameron McGusty (14.6 ppg., 4.8 rpg.), 7-foot C Rodney Miller Jr. (6.4 ppg., 5.3 rpg.), 6-5 F Sam Waardenburg (6.6 ppg., 6.6 rpg.).

FSU will win if: The Seminoles must continue to improve as a 3-point shooting team. Vassell, Walker and Polite have each made 22 3-pointers. Polite is improving in this area, knocking down 4 of 4 on Wednesday to raise his average to 37.9 percent for the season.

Miami will win if: The Hurricanes are a poor rebounding team but must win some of those second-chance opportunities. Vasiljevic will have to bring his clutch 3-point shooting to give Miami a shot at the upset.

History lesson: The Seminoles are 5-1 in ACC for the second time in school history. The Seminoles also began ACC play with a 5-1 record to begin their 2016-17 ACC slate and improved to 6-1 before losing another conference game.

Quite the roll: FSU is 44-10 overall (.815 winning percentage) and 18-6 in ACC play (.750 winning percentage) since the beginning of the 2018-19 season.

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