Men’s Basketball take on Siena to open their game in the ESPN Events Invitational

Florida statethat is at 1-4 this season will face Siena to open play in the ESPN Events Invitational at the State Farm Field House in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Thursday at 11 a.m. The game between the Seminoles and the Saints will be shown on ESPN2 (stream here). Rich Hollenberg and Chris Spatola will be in attendance. It can also be heard on the Learfield IMG College Radio Network (listen here), with Jeff Culhane providing cover.

Siena, who comes from the MAAC, is 2-2 going into the early season.

FSU won the only previous meeting between the two teams. That meeting took place in Tallahassee on November 18, 1992. FSU won 89-80 against Siena. Bob Sura and Sam Cassell each scored 24 points in that season-opening victory for the Seminoles.

Playing in the ESPN Events Invitational event for the third time – under a third event name – the Seminoles have a 5-1 record in their two previous appearances. FSU won the 2009 Old Spice Invitational championship with victories over Iona, Alabama and Marquette. The Seminoles finished second in the 2018 AdvoCare Invitational with wins over UAB and LSU before falling to Villanova in the championship game.

Florida State has won 11 of the last 14 games played in the state of Florida and away from their home arena (the Donald L. Tucker Center) in Tallahassee.

POSSIBLE STARTING LINE FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA

F#21 Cam’Ron Fletcher (12.4 ppg, 7.8 rpg; season high 23 points against Mercer, Nov 21, 2022)

C#24 Naheem McLeod (0.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg; season high 8 points against Mercer, Nov 21, 2022)

G #4 Caleb Mills (13.0 ppg, 2.4 apg; Season High 21 points against Florida, Nov 18, 2022)

G#22 Darin GreenJr. (13.6 ppg, 2.4 apg; season high 24 points against Troy, Nov 14, 2022)

G#35 Matthew Cleveland (11.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg; season high 18 points against Mercer, Nov 21, 2022)

TOP RESERVES

F #3 Cameron Korhen (8.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg; season high 12 points at UCF, Nov 11, 2022)

G#1 Jalen Warley (6.0 ppg, 4.7 apg; season high 9 points against Troy, Nov 14, 2022)

G#12 Tom House (3.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg; season high 9 points against Stetson, Nov 7, 2022)

G#1 Chandler Jackson (1.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg; season-high 3 rebounds against Mercer, Nov 21, 2022)

F#5 De’Ante Green (0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg; season-high 2 rebounds against Mercer, Nov 21, 2022)

POSSIBLE START SETUP FOR SIENA

F#5 Jackson Stormo (10.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg; 12 points and 6 rebs v Harvard, Nov 20, 2002)

F#1 Jared Billup (8.3 ppg, 5.8 rpg; 8 points and 7 rebs v Albany, Nov 12, 2022)

G #2 Javanese McCollum (15.8 ppg, 4.5 apg; 21 pts and 5 asts v Army West Point, Nov 16, 2022)

G#5 Jayce Johnson (8.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg; 16 points and 6 rebs against Army West Point, Nov 16, 2022)

G#22 Andrew Platek (14.5 ppg, 2.8 apg; 15 pts and 2 asts v Harvard, Nov 20, 2022)

Officials: Referees will be announced during the match.

FSU continues Friday in the ESPN Events Invitational against either of them Ole Miss or Stanford. If FSU wins, so will they play Fridays at 11 a.m. on ESPN2. If they lose, they play Friday at 1:30pm on ESPNews.

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