FSU basketball moves up in polls in time for March

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State men's basketball is moving up in the polls, and just in time for March.

FSU is ranked 15th in the AP Top 25 and 17th in the USA Today Coaches Poll after making the jump from 19th (AP) and 20th (Coaches) last week.

The move comes after the Seminoles knocked off Boston College, 104-72 and Clemson, 76-74 last week.

Dwayne Bacon reached a milestone against Boston College when he became the 46th 1,000 point scorer in program history behind a 16-point effort.

The final week of the season isn't going to be an easy one for Leonard Hamilton's squad. FSU travels to Durham to face off against No. 17 Duke Tuesday. Saturday the Seminoles host No. 25 Miami at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Seminoles beat both Miami and Duke earlier this season, but
Duke is looking to avenge its loss to the Seminoles when the two square off in Cameron Indoor Stadium, where the Blue Devils are 14-1 this season.

Miami has won its last four games, including two straight over ranked teams.

North Carolina is the top-ranked ACC team at No. 5. The Tar Heels can lock up an outright ACC regular season title with a win Monday night against Virginia.

Kansas is the new top-ranked team in the country. Gonzaga, who had been ranked No. 1 for several weeks fell to No. 4 in both polls after losing to BYU Saturday night.