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FSU, Miami, USF set to open NCAA women’s play

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The NCAA men’s basketball tournament has already provided some memorable upsets during the first two days of competition. Florida’s two teams in tournament, Miami and Florida Gulf Coast, did as expected. The Hurricanes got by Buffalo while the Eagles gave top-seed North Carolina a good fight before finally falling. On Friday the women’s tournament began with a few surprises and Saturday will undoubtedly provide more. Five Florida teams were among the 64 teams announced on Monday. The Big Three of…

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Seminoles roll to 109-62 romp over Nicholls State in season opener

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The Florida State Seminoles began the 2015-16 basketball season in a big way with a 109-62 win over the Nicholls State Colonels. The Seminoles raced to a 60-32 lead at halftime and never looked back. Dwayne Bacon led Florida State with 23 points while Malik Beasley added 21. Five players scored in double figures and 10 different players scored at least one field goal. The Seminoles shot 66 percent for the game, including 50 percent from 3-point range, making 10…

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College basketball begins Friday; Gators introduce new Coach Mike White

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The college basketball season tips off on Friday with several games around the country. Few should see competitive games, but fans of Florida schools are anxious to get their first look at their squads. Florida receives extra attention because new coach Mike White steps in to replace the most successful coach the Gators have ever had. Billy Donovan, who won 653 games and two national championships during his 19 seasons, is now coaching the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. White’s very…

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