Twenty one days since Florida State last played at the Donald L. Tucker Center. In those three weeks the Noles traveled the globe. From the warm waters of the Pacific to the snow topped mountains of Blacksburg, Virginia. Welcoming Florida State's return is a showdown with top ranked Duke.
Chris Singleton says,
"It feels like we haven't been here in a couple years."
FSU junior forward Bernard James says,
"I mean it had been a long time but it's definitely going to be good to have our home crowd back and be in our gym."
After back to back loses a win over Duke could go a long way come March.
FSU junior forward Chris Singleton adds,
"When you think about NCAA tournament bid that we possibly could have, this would be a big win on our resume. We need every win we can get right now."
The Blue Devils enter tonight's contest having not lost in their last twenty five games.
FSU men's head basketball coach Leonard Hamilton adds,
"They shoot a high percentage from the perimeter and they have a very good inside game, a very good drive game. They're a complete basketball team and seem to have all their parts fit very well."
Chris Singleton adds,
"One through four, besides the Plumlee's, they all can shoot. That's something we have to be aware of. Go out there and try to stop it."
Bernard James adds,
"They execute. Their first five and their second five, they're all the same so really the name of the game is consistency. We have to be as consistent as they are."
A win over Duke would be their first since 2007.