The Florida State men’s basketball team has started the season off in a successful matter getting out to a 5-1 mark.
The Seminoles had a 2-1 record in last week’s Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament in San Juan.
In the opening round Friday, FSU blasted #10 VCU 85-67 with Ian Miller leading the way with 22 points.
The Seminoles got scraped Friday by number 14 Michigan 82-80 in overtime. Miller hit 19 points in that game and Okaro White had 18.
On Sunday, Florida State captured third place in the event with a 62-60 win over Northeastern. Devon Bookert’s jumper with 0.5 seconds left was the winning shot for the Seminole team that was led in scoring by Aaron Thomas who hit 16.
Florida State has two big games coming up, playing at Florida Friday and at Minnesota next Tuesday.
The Gators are 4-1 after knocking off Southern 67-53 and Middle Tennessee State 79-59 this past week.
Patric Young was top scorer in both contests, netting 12 against Southern and 16 against MTS.
The Gators played at Jacksonville Monday night and will go to Connecticut for a Monday game.
FAMU fell to 1-4 with losses to Toledo (79-69) and Jacksonville (76-72) last week. They played at UAB last night (Wednesday) and will host Florida Memorial Saturday.
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Florida State continued to stand solidly in second place in the BCS after dismantling Idaho 80-14 Saturday at Doak.
In their final home appearance of the year, the Seminoles rolled up over 600 yards of offense with Jameis Winston throwing four touchdowns.
The 11-0 FSU team will end its regular season Saturday in a noon ESPN game against Florida in Gainesville.
The (4-7) Gators will be glad to see this season end especially after going further in the tank by losing to Georgia Southern, an FCS team, by a 26-20 score.
Another team happy to have the season come to a close is FAMU, which got dusted 29-10 by state rival Bethune-Cookman, finishing the Rattlers’ season at 3-9.