Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Men's college basketball preview: Florida State Seminoles vs. Jacksonville Dolphins

TONIGHT

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.

Times staff

Men's college basketball preview: Florida State Seminoles vs. Jacksonville Dolphins 11/15/09 [Last modified: Sunday, November 15, 2009 9:45pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Alex Volkov with a top-six showcase for Lightning

    Blogs

    Alex Volkov entered Lightning camp a bit of an unknown, the second-round pick from Russia in his first NHL camp.

  2. How Jameis Winston's turnovers doomed the Bucs again

    Bucs

    The Bucs' rise or fall is based on the play of quarterback Jameis Winston. His failure to take care of the football was arguably the biggest factor in their 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday.

    Jameis Winston has turned the football over 25 times in 17 road games. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
  3. HomeTeam 25: Volleyball rankings for Tampa Bay

    Volleyball Preps

    1. Plant (6-1)

    Fivay's Kirbea Harrell leads her team in kills and digs this season. (Lance Rothstein, Times)
  4. NCAA coaches among 10 charged with fraud and corruption

    College

    NEW YORK — Four college basketball coaches were among those facing federal charges Tuesday in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, authorities said.

    In this March 15, 2012, file photo, San Diego State assistant coach Tony Bland, left, talks during NCAA college basketball practice in Columbus, Ohio. Bland was identified in court papers, and is among 10 people facing federal charges in Manhattan federal court, Tuesday in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, authorities said. [AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File]