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Seminoles look to down Duke this week

Florida State earned its second road conference victory in their last game against Virginia Tech, but will face much stiffer competition this week.

On Monday, February 9th the Seminoles welcome the visiting Duke Blue Devils to the Donald L. Tucker Center. The Blue Devils are coming off one of the most impressive conference victories of the season thus far; demolishing 10th ranked Notre Dame by 30 points this past Saturday. Duke has won three straight games including a win at conference leading Virginia when they were ranked No. 2 in the country.

Florida State’s two leading scorers, Junior guard Aaron Thomas and Freshman Xavier Rathan-Mayes, probably do not want to get into a shootout with the Blue Devils. Duke ranks ninth nationally in points per game, scoring 80.6 points per game while Florida State scores 68.5 points per game. Duke has the luxury of having outside sharpshooters who are paired with likely No. 1 2015 NBA Draft pick Jahlil Okafor, who leads the team with 18.2 points per game.

The Seminoles have a second game this week, when they play Georgia Tech on the road on February 14th.

According to TiqIQ.com, tickets for Florida State vs. Duke Blue Devils on February 9th in Tallahassee, FL has an average ticket price of $30 with a walk-in price of $20. How many opportunities will ‘Noles fans have to see the future No. 1 overall NBA draft pick? This is great value for a Seminoles basketball ticket. For Valentine’s Day, you can see the Seminoles play at Georgia Tech for an average ticket price of $54.24 and a walk-in price of $17.

Florida State fans looking for travel and lodging accommodations for either game can receive helpful information from Hipmunk.com. Hipmunk provides extensive information on cheap flights to the Tallahassee area. In addition, you’ll be able to find hotels in Tallahassee from $63 for the evening of the game.

There’s no better feeling during ACC basketball than seeing your team taking down the Duke Blue Devils, so you can bet Seminoles fans will have their gym packed and loud on Monday night.