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Oct. 30, 1997

Florida State Basketball Opens Exhibition Schedule

TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida State men’s basketball team opens its
1997-98 season with an exhibition game against the Around the World
All-Stars on Saturday morning at 12:00 a.m. in Tully Gym.

“I think our guys are looking forward to playing against some different
faces,” said FSU head coach Steve Robinson. “They have been going up
against each other for two weeks and are ready to play together as a team.”

The 12:00 a.m. start time coincides with NCAA regulations that require
exhibition games to played no sooner than November 1. The game will be
broadcast live on Sunshine Network.

The Seminoles are coming off the Garnet and Gold game held on Wednesday.
Freshman center Karim Shabbaz scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in
leading his Gold team to a 97-94 overtime win. Junior college transfer
Terrell Baker led the Gold with 26 points.

The Seminoles finish their exhibition schedule on November 6 against the
Converse All-Stars in the Leon County Civic Center. Florida State tips off
the regular season on November 14 at Rice.

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