TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida State has shown glimpses of its potential on the basketball court.
There was the Seminoles performance in the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y., which saw Florida State rout BYU and then defeat Saint Josephs on consecutive nights in November. They also won at Charlotte and beat Tulsa in the Orange Bowl Classic to close out December.
But then there are the losses that show just how far this team needs to go. A season-opening loss to South Alabama. Three straight losses at home to Minnesota, Mercer and Florida.
The frustration continued on Wednesday night when Florida State led by 12 points at the half at Auburn. But the Seminoles had 20 turnovers and shot just 7 of 15 from the free-throw line in a 78-72 loss.
Florida State was expected to struggle. Few teams can lose six seniors from a team that won the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament last season and move on like it was no big deal.
The Seminoles had a chance to defeat Auburn and head int...