Florida State beats Colorado, reaches 3rd straight Sweet 16
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)INDIANAPOLIS – Florida State barely reveled in its return to the Sweet 16 — exactly as Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton wanted. 4 seed Florida State pulled away in the second half to beat Colorado 71-53 Monday night and advance to the regional semifinal for the third straight NCAA Tournament. AdColorado trimmed its deficit to a point on a 3-pointer by Schwartz, but Florida State quickly answered with a thunderous alley-oop dunk by Sardaar Calhoun. Minutes later, Balsa Koprivica dunked, was fouled and made the free throw to put Florida State up nine. Florida State remained in control, stretching its lead to 19 points.
Florida State cold from deep, outlasts UNCG in NCAA tourney
Florida State defeated UNC-Greensboro 64-54. 4 seed Florida State began what it hopes will be another deep NCAA Tournament run under coach Leonard Hamilton, holding off 13th-seeded UNC Greensboro 64-54 in the East Region on Saturday. Florida State went 0 for 9 from 3-point range, winning a game without a made 3 for the first time since February 2018. The Spartans closed within 51-50 with 4:52 remaining, but Florida State held them scoreless for nearly four minutes after that. Langley's 3-pointer in the opening seconds of the second half tied the game at 29, but Florida State responded with a 12-0 run.
Devoe, Georgia Tech beat No. 15 FSU 80-75 for ACC title
The Yellow Jackets have their first Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title in nearly three decades after beating No. AdACC player of the year Moses Wright and Jordan Usher each had 11 of their 15 points after halftime for Georgia Tech, which got off to an 0-2 start this season with home losses to Georgia State and Mercer. The Yellow Jackets stood 9-8 after a loss at Clemson on a last-second shot Feb. 12 to find themselves facing bubble uncertainty. That led to a technical foul and two free throws for FSU, though the outcome was decided and the Georgia Tech party had begun. BIG PICTUREGeorgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets had won seven straight, including Thursday against Miami in the quarterfinals.