The college basketball season is entering Week 5, and time is running short for many teams looking to score signature non-conference wins. While mid-major contenders such as Ohio or Valparaiso are under extra pressure to make a statement now, there are plenty of power-conference programs that also need a big December win for themselves.
Several teams in that latter category are gearing up to face in-state rivals this week. Florida State could redeem an unimpressive start in a hurry if it can ride home-court advantage to an upset win over unbeaten Florida on Wednesday.
Read on for more on the Gators-Seminoles clash and the rest of the biggest stories to watch in the college hoops world this week.