By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
November 27, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida State basketball team has picked up right where they left off last season and have the record to prove it.
So far, the Seminoles are 5-1 on the year with their lone loss coming over the weekend to last year's national champion, Villanova.
On Wednesday, Leonard Hamilton's squad will face a new test as the #19 Purdue Boilermakers come to town as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Boilermakers are one of the best defensive teams in the country, allowing just eight offensive rebounds per game.
But, so is FSU.
With second chance buckets sure to come at a premium, guard Terance Mann says crashing the boards will be of the utmost importance for the Noles.
"Very important. They're going to do their job, trying to block out. I know I've got more offensive rebounds than defensive rebounds so they're going to try to take me away," he said. "We're going to do the same; try and box them out. They may not send as many to the glass and stop our transition so it might be those numbers again."
The Noles and Boilermakers will tip at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday. FSU is looking to extend their non-conference home winning streak to 29 games.