— Florida State coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Seminoles have never played a true conference game.
That hasn’t stopped the two-time defending national champions from doing it.
On Wednesday night, the two teams will square off at 6 p.m.
ET at Raymond James Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla., with the winner advancing to the semifinals of the NCAA tournament.
While the two have never faced each other, the teams will be matched up for the second time in the history of the conference, having played in a one-game playoff in the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2014.
The two teams have met in the tournament every year since the first edition in 2013.
There is little to no animosity between the teams, and Florida State won the last meeting in 2014 at Raymond J. James Stadium, winning 74-62.
It’s not the first time that both teams have played each other.
In the 2007-08 season, the Seminole Terriers were the first team to defeat the Bulldogs 62-54.
Last year, the Terriers came from behind to beat the Bulldogs in a thrilling affair in the second round.
This year, there are no easy matches, but the Terrier squad will be in a much better position.
Florida has won five straight games over the Bulldogs, but this year they have to be better than their previous record.
When you look at their record, the Bulldogs have never beaten FSU, who have won six of their last seven games.
FSU has won nine straight games against FSU in Raymond James.
A lot of this has to do with the strength of the schedule for both teams.
The Seminoles are coming off a loss at Florida, where they were without top scorer Deandre Ayton (sore left knee).
The Bulldogs are coming in with a winning record and should be in better shape than FSU.
Both teams will need to improve their scoring to win.
Georgia’s Josh Selby will be the big factor.
He scored a team-high 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting, including 4-of6 from 3-point range, and hit 3-of 4 from beyond the arc.
The Bulldogs also had a big game from point guard Aaron Harrison, who made 12 of 16 shots.
Josh Selby scored 26 points, which ranked seventh in the NCAA and was the fourth-most in school history.
The Terriers also had 14 rebounds, but their best effort came on the offensive end when freshman Tyler Williams scored 17 points, including 9-of.6 from beyond midcourt.
Williams is coming off back-to-back 20-point performances.
The Bulldogs have won two straight games in the series, and have a better overall record at 9-2.
Florida has also won two of the last three meetings, but has not won back-touches since 2012.
Florida State has won two consecutive NCAA tournament games since 2012, winning the other.
Georgia’s Deandre Alexander has averaged 16.3 points and shot 57.7 percent from the field over the last two seasons.
He is averaging 18.3 rebounds in the last six games.
Alexander has scored 22 points over the past two games.
Georgia has lost five straight road games, but it is 7-1 on the road when leading after one quarter.