Florida State Basketball: Struggles On The Road Downplay Great Wins

Matt SheaCorrespondent IFebruary 9, 2010

ORLANDO, FL - NOVEMBER 27:  Chris Singleton #31 of the Florida State Seminoles looks to pass against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the Old Spice Classic at Disney's Milk House on November 27, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Oh, the young men stammer. Great play at home and big wins on the road in the Old Spice Classic may have been good resume boosters, yet won't be enough. As a fan, it's harder to watch this while spectating than it is for Leonard Hamilton as a coach. We have key wins over Marquette and Georgia Tech on the road. Our biggest home victory came over Virginia Tech. Road jitters will not allow our team to get good positioning in the tournament.

However, there is hope for the road weary Seminoles. They get four more chances to prove that they can win on the road. This would get them to  become 7-5 over all on the road. Though the road will not be easy, Clemson is a bit watered down and if we hold it down and play the game we know from winning when we did at home and the few wins that we got on the road, we should win. Coach Hamilton may grow hair unless we win these last 7 games. The toughest games on the road here to end the season are at VT, UNC, and the Clemson game coming up tomorrow night. Winning a game at North Carolina may not look that interesting, but though the 'Heels are weak, this may be a game they can win with Gilyard heating up at just the right time and a roaring crowd that never dies.

Prime time games, the likes of UNC and Clemson are huge in national recognition and Virginia is a very formidable opponent. Hopefully, if we play to our abilities, we will pull out the wins over former national champ Carolina, and the games against Clemson and Virginia. The biggest game emotion wise will be the UM game to end the season on their floor. Beating them up would be a nice way to cap off this great run of success we're having so far.

Let's go 'Noles! Win out!