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December 14, 2007
This past week has been a busy one for student-athletes at Florida State but it was off the field taking care of final exams. With the week of tests concluded, the players will return to their respective sports and for basketball that means they will travel to Indianapolis to face No. 18 ranked Butler as part of the eighth annual Wooden Tradition.
"We are going to try to make it our type of game," Mims said. "We want to play at our pace."
This game though, could come down to defense. Florida State ranks 32nd nationally in scoring defense surrendering just 59.2 points per game. Butler is even better ranking sixth and are giving up just 54.3 points per game.
For the Seminoles to find success, they will need a complete game on both ends of the court.
"We know they can shoot and want to shoot," Swann said. "We have to make them drivers, make them beat us off the dribble, and make them play the game we want them to play. We can show no mercy. We cannot allow them to hang around, if we do, they will beat us down the stretch. They never stop coming at you so we have to get it done every second we are out there."
With this being quite possibly the Seminoles biggest test of the season, Swann was feeling confident as the Seminoles went through their final preparations.
"I am pretty sure we are going to pass this one with flying colors," he said.
The game is set to tip-off at 6:00 p.m. and is the second part of a double-header at Conseco Field House. The matchup is being televised on HDNet.