"It's good to have a great start, but we have to take it day-by-day and game-by-game to just try to improve and try to get better."
Of course, the road hasn't been kind to the Seminoles. They are 2-18 in away games the past two seasons, including 0-16 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. FSU won its only nonconference road game at last season at Virginia Tech.
Also, Sunday also marks FSU coach Leonard Hamilton's first game back at Miami after coaching the Hurricanes to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances before leaving for the Washington Wizards.
"This will definitely be a true test of our character and our program," Joiner said.
"This, being our first road game, going into Miami, we just will be trying to keep our streak alive in a hostile environment."
"With the younger guys, the older guys have been trying to tell them they have to bring their intensity every day because the competition is definitely getting tougher," Joiner said.
"As an example, the Florida-Maryland game (Wednesday), how intense that game was. We just need to eliminate our mistakes and try to convert on our opportunities. It's going to be a good challenge for us."