Impressive season debut in the rear-view mirror, the Florida State men’s basketball team now heads on the road for the first time this season.
The No. 15 Seminoles (1-0) are traveling west to New Orleans, Louisiana to take on the Tulane Green Wave (0-0) Sunday night at 7 p.m. inside Tulane’s Devlin Fieldhouse
FSU is looking to start 2-0 for the fourth consecutive season and 13th time in the last 17 years.
The Seminoles led the all-time series 24-12 over their former Metro Conference foe are opened as a 14-point road favorite over the Green Wave.
This game at Tulane is a return trip after the two teams met at Tampa’s Amalie Arena last year, a game FSU won 72-53.
The Seminoles’ 81-60 win over Florida in their season opener was a dominant showing in all phases.
But it was just that. One dominant game in a long season. That’s the team’s mindset in quickly putting the game behind them in spite of the overwhelming success.
“We enjoyed it all the way up until the next day of practice,” senior PJ Savoy said of how long the team let itself enjoy the UF win.
Added FSU head coach Leonard Hamilton Tuesday after the UF win, “I’m not ready to start taking any bows yet…We don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves. It was one game.
“We’ve got to enjoy this for a moment and we’ve got to get back to the grind on Thursday, see whether or not we can prepare ourselves to go produce on the road against a good Tulane basketball team.”
This road trip to Tulane is the Seminoles’ only true road game over its 13-game non-conference schedule.
The Seminoles will play five neutral-site non-conference games this season — three in the Advocare Invitational in Orlando Thanksgiving week and games against Connecticut in New Jersey and Saint Louis in Sunrise, Florida — but Sunday’s matchup is the only time FSU will play in a road game before it takes on Virginia on Jan. 5 in its ACC opener.
No. 15 Florida State at Tulane
When: Today, 7 p.m.
Where: Devlin Fieldhouse, New Orleans, La.
TV/Radio: WatchESPN/103.1 FM