Jags Open Season Against Florida State On Friday

November 8, 2012 · By · Filed Under Basketball, Men's 

South Alabama Men’s Basketball team will open the season in Tallahassee against the Seminoles. This is the second year in a row that the Jags and Florida State have faced each other on the hardwood. FSU defeated the Jags 80-39 last season to improve their record against the Jags to 10-2. They have also won the last four times they have met with all of them being since the 1988-1989 season.

The Jags and the Seminoles will open the season in the first round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament. The ‘noles enter the season ranked 25th in the nation by the Associated Press and tied for 24th in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll.

FSU is picked to finish fourth in the 2013 ACC standing by the media after winning the 2012 ACC Championship.

Senior Michael Snaer won the 2012 ACC Tournament MVP. He is also an All-American candidate and led the ‘noles with a career high 14.0 points per game average. He is also the returning leader in five different statistical categories including scoring, steals, assists and minutes played. They also return Junior Okaro White who is FSU’s leading returning rebounder with an average of 4.4 per game in 35 games played as a sophomore as they won 25 games last season.

The Jags and ‘Noles tip off at 6pm Central. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

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