FSU basketball vs. Stanford: how to watch, live stream, game notes

Florida State basketball, with a 1-5 record on the year, is currently experiencing its worst start to a season since 1959 (1-7).

The Seminoles have looked mediocre in each of their games this season, topping that to win just one matchup: a home game against Mercer earlier this week that FSU kept threatening to give away.

Problems and mistakes across the board and from top to bottom on the court reared their heads once again Thursday as FSU stumbled its way to a double-digit loss to the Siena Saints in the first round of the ESPN Events Invitational. .

From our Matt Minnick:

The problems for these Seminoles go well beyond a few injuries and a nasty NCAA eligibility decision. It’s sad to write this, but the “New Blood” culture of everyone stepping up and playing their part to help the team in whatever way is needed seems to be dead, or at least it should be on every carton of milk in town.

Returning to defense in transition after a turnover is not winning basketball. Selfishly trying to dribble through multiple defenders and then taking a tough shot or wild pass is not winning basketball. Losing any semblance of your man and the ball because you want to go for a steal or try to make a big block out of your box, only to see your man end up wide-eyed is not winning basketball.

However, those were the kinds of plays Florida State made time and time again. It is a fact that FSU is short-staffed. Guys like Jaylan Gainey and Baba Miller would make a big difference. So would Jackson and Green completely healthy. But even teams with few players can play tough. And even bad teams can selflessly run the system they are asked to run.

Florida State is now tasked with a quick changeup, ready to take on the Stanford Cardinal (2-3) who lost to Ole Miss in Orlando on Thursday.

From Stanford sports information:

Harrison Ingram scored a career-high 24 points, but Stanford couldn’t get past Ole Miss in the first round of the ESPN Events Invitational, falling 72-68 at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex.

The Cardinals offense came to life in the second half, scoring 46 points. The Rebels led by as many as 11 in the second half four times, but Stanford was able to methodically cut the deficit in the final 12:40. An 8-0 run inside the final three minutes pushed the score to 65-63, but a 3-point step back with 27 seconds to go sealed the game for Ole Miss.

A few other notes, via FSU Sports Info:

It is the first meeting between the Seminoles and the cardinal. Stanford is one of two first-time opponents (also USC Upstate) on the Seminoles’ schedule during the 2022-23 regular season.

Stanford is led by Jerod Haase, who is in his sixth season as the Cardinal’s head coach. Haase faced the Seminoles as an assistant coach at North Carolina from 2003 to 2012 (in the ACC).

Rob Ehsan has faced Florida State as a graduate assistant and as an assistant coach at Maryland (2006-11), as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech (2012) and as a head coach at Alabama Birmingham (2017-20). The Seminoles defeated Ehsan and his Blazers, 81-63, on November 22, 2018 at the Old Spice Classic (ESPN Events Invitational) at Disney.

Jack Frost, assistant head coach Jerrod Haase, was a graduate student and manager at North Carolina, while Assistant Director of Operations Michael Reutt was a four-year student manager at Virginia Tech (2015-18); both have faced the Seminoles as members of the CAC.

With a season-high 11 steals against Siena and 10 steals against UCF, Florida State enters Friday’s game against Stanford with 38 steals and an average of 6.3 steals per game. The Seminoles have 302 steals over their last two seasons (37 games) and an average of 8.2 steals per game. Florida State has at least six steals in each of their last four games (26 steals, 6.5 spg) compared to 12 steals in their first two games of the season (6.0 spg).


Florida State vs. Stanford how to watch, TV information

Date

Friday, November 25

Weather

1:30 p.m.

TV

ESPNNews

Stream

ESPN, Hulu

Listen

Seminoles Radio Network

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