BoD East Region- First Round #2 Florida State vs #15 Winthrop

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Who wins this East Regional 1st Round matchup?

Poll closed Apr 3, 2020.
  1. 2 Florida State

    81.8%
  2. 15 Winthrop

    18.2%
  1. EvilMonkeyInTheCloset

    EvilMonkeyInTheCloset Well-Known Member
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    #2 Florida State Seminoles (26-5, 16-4)

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    ACC (1st)
    Off- 75.4 ppg / Def- 65.7 ppg
    NCAA Appearances- 17 (Last: 2019)

    Top Scorers:
    Devin Vassell 12.7 ppg
    Trent Forrest 11.6 ppg
    M.J. Walker 10.6 ppg
    Patrick Williams 9.2 ppg
    Malik Osborne 6.0 ppg

    #15 Winthrop Eagles (24-10, 15-3)

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    Big South (t1st)
    Conf. tourney champs
    Off- 81.3 ppg / Def- 71.5 ppg
    NCAA Appearances- 10 (Last: 2017)

    Top Scorers:
    Hunter Hale 13.9 ppg
    D.J. Burns 11.9 ppg
    Josh Ferguson 11.4 ppg
    Chandler Vaudrin 9.3 ppg
    Russell Jones 7.3 ppg


    FSU enters the Bracket of Doom as the top #2 seed overall. How they got there was due in large part to their consistency. Speaking of which, FSU would've been making their 4th consecutive NCAA appearance, which would be a school record for a program that also won its first regular season conference championship since 1989, when they were part of the Metropolitan Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Seminoles only faced defeat 5 times this season, though of those 5, only one came to a team that was ranked at the time of the game (Duke, as Virginia would later be ranked). Still, this is also one of the more consistent scoring teams in the field, led by future NBA draft pick Devin Vassell (12.7 ppg) and veteran guard Trent Forrest (11.6 ppg). With the right matchups, this Florida State team had the talent to reach their first Final Four since 1972.

    Winthrop checks in as the 3rd-highest scoring team in the field, and among teams that most likely would've qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Despite just three players averaging double figures, with the best being Hunter Hale at 13.9 ppg, the Big South double-champ Eagles put up 81.3 ppg, good for 5th nationally. The trade-off for great offense is, of course, points allowed on defense, as the Eagles surrender 71.5 ppg, which is good for 5th in their own conference.
     
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    Just an FYI—the 4 consecutive appearances ties a school record. We also went from 2009-2012 (with the 4th year also being an ACC Championship (tourney)).
     
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