Where: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, SC
Listen: WCCP online
Time to Do Work Tigers.
Tonight's game could be one of the most difficult, at least in terms of psychological motivation and continued improvement.
OP keeps the game in perspective:
It doesn’t necessarily have to be a big game that you won and now you’ve got another game after it. It’s just how you win games, period, is something we need to draw on now. We’ve demonstrated some good things all year long.FSU coach Leonard Hamilton looks ahead to the game and has this to say:
We are not a great offensive team - call it like it is. We're a team with Toney and a lot of guys who can score six, seven, nine, 10 points a game.And Toney Douglas is exactly who we need to focus on. Toney Douglas, the ACC's third leading scorer, will pose a problem for the Tigers- see Jack McClinton #4, Malcolm Delaney, #5, Jeff Teague, #2. Douglas doesn't have the ball-handling skills of Lawson, so breaking the press will probably not fall directly to him, as duty will be split with Derwin Kitchen.
Here is the FSU video preview. Notice Toney Douglas refer to Littlejohn, as Papa John stadium arena, whatever, when discussing the crowd.
And looking down their roster, don't forget Ryan Reid and his thuggery. FSU is tall and athletic, sort of like Wake Forest Lite.
Per the Tigers, we need to force them to play our game. They play slow, control-tempo basketball. We have to take that away from them, keep the inside-outside game going, and play smart, tough, foul-free basketball. If it comes down to fouls, it could get difficult for us.
Look for David Potter to step up and for Stitt to hopefully find his jumpshot and ball-handling skills.