The University of Louisville will host the #18 Florida State Seminoles Saturday inside the KFC Yum! Center. The Noles are 12-2 on the season and actually lost its season-opener at Pitt and then also lost inside Assembly Hall to Indiana. FSU has beaten Florida, Purdue, Clemson and Georgia Tech for quality wins on the season.

As always Leonard Hamilton’s team is very athletic and is one of the best turnover creating teams in college basketball. The Noles are also one of the best shot-blocking teams in college basketball as well.

One thing about this FSU team that is a little bit different than past Hamilton teams is this iteration seems to be better at scoring the ball than some of the program’s predecessors. Some believe that FSU may be the 3rd or 4th best team in the league and Louisville will have to shake off its rivalry loss to the Kentucky Wildcats quickly as they face one of the tougher opponents left on the 2019-2020 schedule.

LouisvilleFlorida State
Strength of Schedule (Ken Pom)166th93rd
PPG76.2 (64th)76.1 (68th)
Avg Scoring Margin16.2 (12th)13.1 (25th)
Field Goal %47.8% (23rd)46.5% (51st)
Effective FG%54.7% (26th)52.5% (66th)
2-pt FG %54.7% (32nd)53.8% (53rd)
3-pt FG %36.5% (50th)33.4% (157th)
FT %72.2% (104th)76.3% (32nd)
Team Fouls Per Game16.5 (100th)17.1 (134th)
Opp Team Fouls Per Game17.4 (192nd)17.9 (164th)
FT Attempted Per Game18.8 (158th)19.3 (141st)
Opp FT Attempted Per Game15.2 (59th)19.4 (221st)
Opp Shooting %35.8% (4th)39.4% (57th)
Opp Effective FG%41.3% (5th)46.0% (64th)
Opp 2-pt FG %41.2% (12th)44.6% (57th)
Opp 3-Pt FG %27.7% (20th)31.9% (124th)
Rebound Rate55.2% (21st)50.9% (139th)
Assists Per Game15.0 (55th)13.5 (130th)
Turnovers Per Game12.4 (67th)13.1 (117th)
Blocks Per Game2.5 (235th)5.6 (14th)
Steals Per Game4.9 (314th)9.7 (7th)
Opp Turnovers Per Game11.2 (330th)18.6 (7th)
Opp Blocks Per Game2.1 (10th)2.6 (62nd)
Opp Steals Per Game5.5 (53rd)5.5 (53rd)
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