Melina Vastola-US PRESSWIRE
Florida State fell at home to South Alabama to headline the first weekend of college basketball action in the Sunshine State. Here's what else happened.
College basketball season began over the weekend, and basically every team in the state of Florida was in action. Here's a quick rundown of the weekend's events.
South Alabama Jaguars 76 - (25) Florida St. Seminoles 71
Antoine Allen lead the Jags with 21 points to beat Florida State in Tallahassee. USA was 9-15 as a team from three, which helped them to spring the upset over the Seminoles. Four FSU players scored in double figures, but the team struggled to shoot the ball well, especially late in the game.
The Gators absolutely boat raced the Hornets in the first half and led 47-9 after 20 minutes. Kenny Boynton led the Gators with 22 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Patric Young had a double-double with 12 points and 12 assists.
The Hurricanes shot over 50 percent from the floor as a team, and Reggie Johnson put up 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Canes to a win over the Hatters. Kenny Kadji had 12 points and 12 rebounds in support.
Georgia built a big lead against the Dolphins, but struggled to shoot the ball down the stretch. Keith McDougald led JU with 13 points and four rebounds, but the Dolphins shot far too poorly (38 percent from the floor, 14 percent from three) to pull off the upset.
Houston Cougars 81 - Florida A&M Rattlers 76
Isaiah Sykes went for 26 points and 11 rebounds for the Knights, who built a lead in the first half and maintained it. Jawanza Poland had 22 points for USF, but no other Bull was able to crack into double figures in scoring.