FSU basketball to play Jacksonville, UCF, UF and Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State will play host to Notre Dame, Miami, North Carolina and Syracuse, a schedule that will surely challenge the Seminoles in the final months of the 2013-14 basketball season.

But it will also make for some attractive matchups — and fill the seats at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Seminoles also will play host to a number of Sunshine State teams, opening at home against Jacksonville on Nov. 8 at a time to be determined. Florida State will then travel to face Central Florida on Nov. 13. And the Seminoles will play at Florida on Nov. 29.

Florida State, which went 18-16 in 2012-13 and played in the National Invitation Tournament, opens its ACC schedule at home with Virginia on Jan. 4 at 5 p.m.

The Seminoles will also play host to Notre Dame on Jan. 21, Miami on Feb. 10, North Carolina on Feb. 17 and Syracuse on March 9.

Florida State will also face former forward Terrance Shannon on Nov. 21. Shannon transferred to VCU, and the teams will play at the Puerto Rico Shootout.

Florida State returns forward Okaro White (12.4 points, 5.9 rebounds), shooting guard Ian Miller, point guard Devon Bookert and 7-footers like Kiel Turpin, Michael Ojo, and Boris Bojanovsky. Other backups include Montay Brandon, Robert Gilchrist and Aaron Thomas.

The Seminoles also signed one of the nation’s top guards, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, as well as 6-9 forward Jarquez Smith.

FSU basketball 2013-14 schedule
(home games in bold)
Nov. 8 Jacksonville, TBA
Nov. 13 at Central Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17 UT Martin
Nov. 21 VCU (at Puerto Rico Shootout), 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 22 Long Beach St-Michigan (at Puerto Rico Shootout)
Nov. 24 TBA (at Puerto Rico Shootout)
Nov. 29 at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 3 at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m.
Dec. 8 Jacksonville State, TBA
Dec. 17 Charlotte, TBA
Dec. 21 Massachusetts, TBA
Dec. 30 Charleston Southern, TBA
Jan. 4 Virginia, 5 p.m.

Jan. 9 at Clemson, 7 p.m.
Jan. 12 Maryland, 8 p.m.
Jan. 15 at Miami, 9 p.m.
Jan. 18 at Virginia, noon
Jan. 21 Notre Dame, 8 p.m.
Jan. 25 at Duke, noon
Jan. 29 at N.C. State, 9 p.m.
Feb. 1 Clemson, 4 p.m.
Feb. 5 Virginia Tech, 9 p.m.
Feb. 8 at Maryland, 3 p.m.
Feb. 10 Miami, 9 p.m.
Feb. 15 at Wake Forest, 8 p.m.
Feb. 17 North Carolina, 7 p.m.
Feb. 23 at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
March 2 Georgia Tech, 6 p.m.
March 4 at Boston College, 9 p.m.
March 9 Syracuse, 2 p.m.