While the Seminoles showcased offensive firepower in their season-opening win vs. Penn, putting up 105 points, they’ve struggled to find consistency so far through the season.
“We have had some challenges and we’ve just got to work our way through them,” head coach Leonard Hamilton said following FSU’s win on Wednesday. “You got to give Tulane a lot of credit. I thought their zone made us somewhat lethargic and created some indecision on our part, to their credit. We made just enough plays in order for us to get a win.”
Up next for Florida State is a matchup vs. Loyola Marymount in Jacksonville, as part of the Jacksonville Classic. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., with the game being broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
The Lions are 2-1 on the season, coming off a win vs. Little Rock.
From LMU’s site:
In Wednesday night’s win over Little Rock, LMU scored a season-high 82 points on 31 made field goals and 54.4 percent shooting. Defensively, LMU held the Trojans to an opponent low of 63 points, including a 4-for-19 shooting mark from three and 22 turnovers. The Lions now rank first in the WCC in turnovers forced entering Thursday with 16.67 per game. For the first time in his career, Joe Quintana has put together back-to-back games of 20 points after scoring 26 and 25 in LMU’s consecutive wins. The redshirt senior ranks first in the WCC and fourth in the nation with 4.67 made threes per game, coming off a career-best seven threes knocked down against Little Rock. Defensively, Quintana swiped six steals on Wednesday, and is now ranked eighth nationally with 3.67 steals per game.
According to DraftKings, Florida State are 7 point favorites over Loyola.
Game Notes, via FSU Sports Info
- Florida State faces Loyola Marymount in the Jacksonville Classic on November 21, 2021 at the UNF Arena. It marks the third meeting in the sport of basketball between the two teams with Florida State holding a 2-0 lead. The two teams most recently met at the Donald L. Tucker Center on December 18, 2011 – a 77-61 Florida State win. Stan Johnson is in his second season at the Lions’ head coach who has never coached nor played against Florida State. Alan Edwards, an assistant coach on Loyola Marymount’s staff, is a native of Miami and is the brother of former Seminole great (and current South Carolina assistant) Douglas Edwards.
- When Florida State meets Loyola Marymount in the Jacksonville Classic on Sunday, it will mark the Seminoles’ first appearance in the UNF Arena on the campus of the University of North Florida. The Seminoles have a 6-0 record against UNF with all six games – and one coming up this season on December 21 against the Ospreys – having been played in Tallahassee.
- Florida State has played in two in-season tournaments in the city of Jacksonville – The Florida Sunshine Classic and the Gator Bowl Tournament. The Seminoles have an all-time record of 5-1 (and two tournament championships in 1968 and 1971) in three appearances in the Florida Sunshine Classic and have an all-time record of 5-7 in six appearances in the Gator Bowl Classic. Florida State most recently played in the Gator Bowl Classic during the 1971-72 season (and won the tournament championship) and last played in the Gator Bowl Tournament during the 1969-70 season.
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