NCAA Men’s Basketball: Florida State Seminoles vs Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulls- Possible Lineups and Predictions

Published 12/21/2020, 1:00 PM EST


NCAA Men’s Basketball action will continue when the rolling Florida State Seminoles look to consolidate their position in the AP Top 25 against the floundering Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulls. While the Seminoles may be prohibitive favorites in a matchup like this, we have seen weirder things this season.

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College basketball has become a stage of upsets this season more than any other year. We have seen ranked teams like the Kentucky Wildcats and Duke Blue Devils disappear from relevance due to their slow starts. One of the teams that has risen in the rankings in this time are the Seminoles.

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The Bulls haven’t had the best run of fixtures to open the season, but have shown a lot of good things in those losses. This game may not be as clear a decision as many expect it to be. The Runnin’ Bulls have all the tools needed to pull off an upset here. But will they be able to?

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Florida State is one of the few teams that could make a feasibly deep run into the NCAA tournament. The team is stacked with talent from all corners, and they have been gelling well together to start the season. However, these are the kind of fixtures that strong teams like the Seminoles sometimes have to worry about,

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The Seminoles also have important games coming up against Duke and Clemson. However, that doesn’t make this game a passover for them. These are the games that ranked teams need to win, and hopefully, the Seminoles can do so.

The starting lineup for the Runnin’ Bulls will see Kareem Reid, Jaheam Cornwall, Ludovic Dufeal, Jacob Falko and Lance Terry. Cornwall is easily their best player, recently being awarded Big South Player of the Week. He alone could help this Runnin’ Bulls team to a massive upset.

The Seminoles will take the floor with Balsa Koprivica, Raiquan Gray, Anthony Polite, Scottie Barnes, and MJ Walker. Walker and Barnes are easily the leaders of this team.

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For our prediction, we will have to stick with the Seminoles. They fell six spots in the AP Poll and need to get this win to avoid falling off.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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