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Your Thoughts Thursday: FSU Hoops’ Best Win of Season Came vs. Louisville

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Florida State’s athletic year came to an abrupt end a week ago.

In this week’s The Daily Nole Poll however, we looked back on an outstanding season for the FSU basketball team. We asked our social media followers what the best win of the season was for the Seminoles.

Of the 127 accounts to respond, more than 75 percent said the best win came over Louisville. However, 40 percent said the best win came at home over the Cardinals. 37 percent had the contest on the road.

13 percent said the best win for FSU came in the final road game of the season at Notre Dame. 9 percent picked FSU’s first win as its best one — a 63-51 victory at rival Florida for its sixth straight win in the series.

Our Take
This is a first, but I must say that I was actually swayed by those who weighed in.

Initially, I was going to choose FSU’s 78-65 win at Louisville in early January. I felt that was a win that put the Seminoles on the map this season and thrust them into the top 10 for the first time.

After further thought, the 82-67 comeback win on Feb. 24 may have actually been more significant. The Seminoles trailed by as many as 12 in the second half before closing the game on a 42-16 run. The atmosphere at the Donald L. Tucker Center was absolutely electric.

Entering that contest, everyone sort of knew that it was critical in determining the ACC’s regular season champion. The emotion of the game was also higher and late in the season, that game can be looked at as the difference in deciding an ACC champion. The Seminoles ultimately finished a game ahead of the Cardinals for the regular season crown and the two wins head-to-head was the reason why.

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