Men's college basketball preview: Florida State Seminoles vs. Jacksonville Dolphins
Florida State vs. Jacksonville
When/where: 7; Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee
TV: Sun Sports
Records: Season opener for both teams
Notable: The Seminoles are facing the Dolphins in their opener for the second straight season and third time overall under coach Leonard Hamilton. FSU has beaten Jacksonville 15 straight times but got a scare last season, winning 59-57. … FSU returns seven players who averaged at least 13 minutes last season, including sophomore Solomon Alabi, who is on the Wooden and Naismith Awards preseason watch lists. … The Dolphins, coming off their first postseason appearance since 1987, are led by senior PG Ben Smith, the preseason Atlantic Sun player of the year.