SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida State seems to be using a road map similar to last year, when it overcame a rocky start en route to the program's first Atlantic Coast Conference championship.
But what will the final destination this year?
FSU used a strong second-half performance Saturday to earn an 82-63 victory against Tulsa in the first game of the Orange Bowl Classic at the BB&T Center.
The victory extended Florida State's winning streak to four games, which has followed a three-game losing streak. It also marked the second of five straight road games for the Seminoles (8-4).
Last season, Florida State was 9-6 after dropping their ACC opener at Clemson. They ended up the regular season 21-9 (12-4 in the league) and captured the program's first ACC tournament title.
A repeat this season currently seems to be a longshot, despite returning four of its top five scorers from last year's team and being ranked No. 25 in the preseason AP rankings.
FSU will play at Auburn on Jan. 2 be...