Florida State plays at Miami on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. (ACC Network). FSU is 13-3, 9-2 ACC and is looking to maintain the top spot in the ACC standings with four regular-season games to go.
Here are some pregame notes and storylines:
FSU has not lost to Miami since Jan. 7, 2018. The Seminoles are now looking for their third straight season sweep against the Hurricanes. Currently, FSU has won six in a row vs. Miami and FSU has won seven straight vs. Florida.
A win on Wednesday would give FSU a 10th win, putting the Seminoles in double digits for a third straight season. FSU went 16-4 and captured the ACC regular-season title in 2019-20 and picked up 13 wins in 2018-19.
FSU senior guard M.J. Walker is seven points shy of 1,000 for his career. He would be the 47th FSU player to join the club.
RaiQuan Gray is averaging 14.1 points in his last eight games. He has scored in double figures in each game.
FSU is shooting 39.3 percent from 3-point range, which leads the ACC. That would be the Seminoles’ highest team 3-point percentage since the school-record mark of 43.7 in 1987-88. In that season, George McCloud shot 72 of 159 (45.3 percent) from 3-point range. Among this year’s leaders — Anthony Polite (21 of 42, 50 percent), Walker (33 of 71, 46.5 percent) and Sardaar Calhoun (16 of 35, 45.7 percent).
Miami (7-13, 3-12) has been injury-depleted for the majority of the season. Among those who have missed significant playing time or are out for the season are Chris Lykes, Rodney Miller Jr. and Sam Waardenburg.
Without those big pieces, Miami has leaned on sophomore guard Isaiah Wong (16.7 points, 5.3 rebounds), senior guard Kameron McGusty (11.8 points, 3.4 rebounds) and senior guard Elijah Olaniyi (11.6 points, 4.6 rebounds).
Since a win over Duke on Feb. 1, Miami has an overtime loss to Virginia Tech and a road defeat to Notre Dame. The Hurricanes have been competitive at times but also have lost seven ACC games by 10 points or more.
Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga is one win shy of 100 ACC wins, including regular season and ACC Tournament games.