RTC Live: Old Spice Classic Championship (Florida St. vs. Marquette)Posted by rtmsf on November 29th, 2009
Welcome to another edition of RTC Live, this time from sunny central Florida, as we bring you the Old Spice Classic championship game of the ACC’s Florida State Seminoles against the surprising Marquette Golden Eagles of the Big East. Thus far in the young season, FSU has looked a little shaky while Marquette has been one of the major surprises. FSU comes in at 5-1, with the one loss a blowout at Florida in Gainesville; while Marquette sits at 6-0 with impressive wins over Xavier and Michigan thus far. So what should we be watching for? FSU’s defense vs. Marquette’s offense, because something has to give tonight. Despite losing 67% of its offensive production, Marquette is still taking and making good shots, hitting 54% of its twos and 42% of its threes. Florida State, on the other hand, is using their long, athletic defense to block shots (5.8 per game) to shut teams down, holding opponents to a mere 50 points and forcing shooting in the mid-30 percent range. It should be an interesting contrast of styles tonight as we bring RTC Live to you from courtside in Orlando.