Florida State is off to a quick start, but coach Leonard Hamilton still feels that Minnesota is "further along" than his team.
The 21st-ranked Golden Gophers will try to prove that Tuesday night in Tallahassee in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
The Seminoles (4-1) are undefeated - including the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic title - - since a season-opening loss to South Alabama, but Hamilton now gets to see his team tested against a ranked opponent for the first time in 2012-13.
The Seminoles won six of their last seven against the Top 25 last season en route to their first ACC tournament title, but with star guard Michael Snaer - the team leader with 16.0 points per game - the only senior in this year's rotation, Hamilton said they're "still a team that's growing."
"(The Golden Gophers) have a little more experience returning," Hamilton, whose team defeated North Florida 75-67 on Wednesday, told the school's official website. "They'...