ESPN’s Nick Friedell and ESPN senior college basketball writer Matt Norlander preview the Arizona State and Florida State contests Saturday night in the Final Four.1.
Can Arizona State find a rhythm with its offense?
After an injury-plagued season, Florida State is averaging 103.1 points per game in the postseason, ranking third in the ACC in scoring.
FSU is one of only two teams to win back-to-back NCAA tournaments.2.
How will Florida State’s defense play against Arizona State?
Florida State is allowing an average of 111.7 points per contest in the tournament, allowing an NCAA tournament record 48.5 per contest.
The Seminoles rank seventh in the country in scoring defense at 88.6 points per loss.3.
Can Florida State beat Arizona State on the road?
Florida St. has won seven of the past eight home games it has played against Arizona St. The Red Devils have won three of the last four games at home against the Beavers.4.
Who will make it to the Sweet 16?
The winner of this week’s game will be seeded fourth or fifth in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
The winner of the final game of the week will advance to the first and semifinals.