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Flexible and fluid, Florida State basketball's approach to 2020 season opener

Posted at 11:34 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 23:34:41-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida State men's basketball team is less than 48 hours away from their season opener against North Florida.

The Seminoles have already had their "supposed-to-be" season opener against Gardner Webb postponed the week of Thanksgiving.

They're looking into a season where no game is a guarantee and the ability for this year’s squad to be flexible and ready for any sudden changes is at an all-time high.

Head coach Leonard Hamilton is confident in his team’s preparation for those types of situations. It’s the reality of coaching and playing college basketball in the year 2020 and it’s nothing new for this Seminole team.

“We always try to prepare our guys for the unexpected," said Hamilton. "These are new times we’re dealing with, and if these are the challenges we have to face, these are the only challenges that we have to make is be flexible and fluid and making those adjustments. If that’s the most challenging thing about going through this period that we’re dealing with, we’re going to be just fine. This is what we have to deal with, and the main thing we have to do is stay safe.”

Florida State and North Florida tip-off at the Donald L. Tucker Center Wednesday at 8 p.m.