No. 24 Florida State vs. Syracuse

 

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Where: Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee.

TV: None.

Probable lineups

Seminoles (12-2, 1-1)

00 Phil Cofer, F, 6-8

13.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg

12 Ike Obiagu, C, 7-0

3.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg

2 C.J. Walker, G, 6-1

8.8 ppg, 2.9 apg

11 Braian Angola, G, 6-6

13.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg

14 Terence Mann, G, 6-6

15.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg

Orangemen (12-5, 1-3)

11 Oshae Brissett, F, 6-8

15.2 ppg, 9.7 rpg

2 Matthew Moyer, F, 6-8

4.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg

13 Paschal Chukwu, C, 7-2

5.7 ppg, 6.3 rpg

23 Frank Howard, G, 6-5

15.6 ppg, 5.5 apg

25 Tyus Battle, G, 6-6

19.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg

The skinny: Two teams mired in January slumps meet, and the loser will find it even more difficult to climb out of the bottom of the ACC standings. … Florida State lost at home for the first time in 29 games on Wednesday, committing 14 turnovers and shooting 40 percent in a 73-69 setback to Louisville. The Seminoles have lost three of four games and four of their last seven since starting the season 9-0. … Syracuse hit on just 38 percent of its shots in a 68-61 loss to Virginia. The Orange have lost three in a row since winning their ACC opener against Virginia Tech. … FSU got 7-foot-4 center Christ Koumadje back and he eight points and nine rebounds off the bench against the Cardinals. … The ‘Noles are 1-4 against Syracuse as ACC members and 2-7 overall. … The ‘Noles are on the road twice next week, at Boston College on Jan. 15 and at Virginia Tech on Jan. 20. They return home on Jan. 24 to face Georgia Tech.