TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Solomon Alabi's 17 points led a balanced Florida State offense in an 87-61 win over Jacksonville on Monday night in the season opener for both teams.
The 7-foot-1 Alabi helped the Seminoles take advantage of their height in the rout.
Five Seminoles finished in double figures with highly-recruited freshman Michael Snaer adding 14 in his collegiate debut.
Florida State took control of the game early with a 20-2 run midway through the opening half to take a 24-8 lead. By midway through the second half, the Seminoles increased their advantage to 55-24, and only the final score was in question.
Senior guard Ben Smith led Jacksonville with 17 points. The Dolphins shot just 31.7 percent in the game and were outrebounded 42-26.