NCAA Tournament: How to watch Florida State vs

  • NCAA Tournament: How to watch Florida State vs

NCAA Tournament: How to watch Florida State vs

As a group, Florida State's powerhouse offense averages over 82 points per game, among the top-20 nationwide.

"We've just got to rely on our coaching staff". You've got to be ready. For a Gators roster comprised mostly of players who had never been to an NCAA Tournament, this win is a nice little confidence boost.

This year's iteration of the Florida State basketball team now finds itself in uncharted territory.

Florida is averaging 69.2 points in its last six games without the 6-foot-11 Egbunu, down from its overall season average of 78.3 points per game.

Mario Leon settled down and got through four innings, holding FSU to just the two runs.

"I think (it's an advantage) for both of us because we're both from Florida", FSU junior Dwayne Bacon said.

March madness has officially kicked off in Orlando.

In the past four years however, five No. 14 seeds have pulled off an upset of No. 3. FGCU is best known for its "Dunk City" run to the Sweet Sixteen in 2013.

The Gators tested themselves during the regular season against top-flight competition like Gonzaga, Duke and Kentucky. "But they have to realize now, it's a new season". "But we felt we could play with anyone, and we proved it in those games". All they have is the film. They've played basketball before.

"Defensively, we've been able to defend really well because of our length and our strength and our size", Forbes said.

"There's nothing mysterious about them at all", Hamilton said.

The Buccaneers players are well aware of the shelf life for the potential glory.

As for the 'Noles, they have proven all year that they can beat anybody when their defense is extremely active and their transition game is efficient. So we got our backs against the wall and, and we can't worry about what happened in the past.

PREDICTION: Florida will hold T.J. Cromer in check, as the senior was held down in games against big-time opponents this season, scoring just 4 points in a 75-61 loss to Dayton and 14 on 4-of-13 shooting against Tennessee. One prominent announcer called ETSU over Florida his first upset pick. "We want to be looked as ourselves", Morant said. "Kind of fuel, motivation".

"They saw it", Gators coach Mike White said Wednesday, "and they heard it". "In fact, we were favored in our last game and didn't take care of business". The Cavaliers defeated 12th-seeded UNC-Wilmington 67-61 earlier in the day. "Just two teams looking to advance".

FGCU is making its fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament in six seasons of eligibility. The Musketeers are without second-leading scorer Edmond Sumner and have lost seven of 10.

Setting the tone will take an all-around effort from Xavier Rathan-Mayes and the front court.