Florida State University announced its men's basketball schedule on Thursday afternoon. The 2013-14 FSU home schedule features several games against high profile teams and should bring plenty of talented basketball to Tallahassee next season.
“Every team in the ACC has improved itself,” said head coach Leonard Hamilton in a Florida State press release. “Every game we play is going to be exciting and with the addition of the new members of the ACC our fans are going to want to get the best seats to see the best teams in the best conference in Tallahassee.”
Florida State will host Syracuse and Notre Dame for the first time in school history this upcoming season– both are new to the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Fighting Irish will make their inaugural trip to Tallahassee January 21st while the Orange will be the Seminoles' regular season finale on Sunday, March 9th.
North Carolina also visits Tallahassee again this season, their Monday night tilt with Florida State on February 17th will mark the Seminoles' debut on ESPN's Big Monday– now featuring the ACC after the Big East split up. Duke, however, skips the Tucker Center this year, the Seminoles will travel instead to Durham on January 25th.
After starting the season with a couple of exhibitions, FSU plays Jacksonville at home, travels to Orlando to visit UCF and squares off with UT-Martin back in Tallahassee. Then the Seminoles depart to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico Shootout along with Georgetown, Kansas State, Michigan, VCU, Charlotte, Long Beach State and Northeastern. FSU is guaranteed three games there, one with VCU, one against either Long Beach or Michigan and one to be determined by the results in San Juan.
Other notable dates include a visit to Florida on November 29th– the eve of the annual UF-FSU football game– a trip to Minnesota to seek redemption for last season's Big10/ACC Challenge loss at the hands of those very same Gophers and a couple games with defending ACC champs, Miami.
Things could be tough this year for the Seminoles with 20 of their 30 games coming against teams that played in national postseason tournaments last year. But FSU returns four starters this season– including potential All-American Forward Okaro White– and should be dramatically improved from last year.
For the complete Florida State University Men's Basketball schedule, click here: Download 2013-14 Schedule
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