FSU looks to counter NCAA Tournament inexperience in opening game


The Eagles finished the season on a 9-1 tear over their last 10 games and wrapped up their pre-tourney schedule with a 26-7 record. I think in the tournament, defence and rebounding are really important. "Somebody told us that later".

The games are expected to generate just over $10 million for greater Orlando, according to the Central Florida Sports Commission. "Kind of fuel, motivation". "But we just got to stay composed, like Hanner (Mosquera-Perea) and Tevin (Glass) said, just do what we do to get us here".

"Right now we are on a downward spiral but we know coming in here we have to pick everything back up", said forward Devin Robinson. Need a good Florida State vs. Florida Gulf Coast live stream online? East Tennessee State ranks 27th in the nation in turnovers forced at 15.6 per game. Then I had to get back up and start swinging for the fences. Kasey Hill and Chris Chiozza each chipped in 14 points while combining for 11 rebounds and eight assists. The Gators also hold opponents to 30.7 percent shooting from 3-point range while making 36.2 percent.

Part of that margin for error is guarding the 3-point line. The Seminoles open up as a 12-point favorite in the most intriguing 3/14 games in the entire bracket. "We have to try to use that to our advantage". So we got our backs against the wall and, and we can't worry about what happened in the past. Robinson's slam put Florida up 14-6 fewer than five minutes into the game. "We want to create our own legacy and hopefully make a run of our own".

The No. 14 seed Eagles make their third NCAA appearance in the past five years after winning the Atlantic Sun tournament, and also shoot the ball extremely well, ranking fifth nationally at 50.2 percent from the field.

Florida Gulf Coast made waves during the 2013 NCAA Tournament for their upset victories and dunks. They've been playing basketball all their life.

"You know adversity does certain things to certain people and I thought it was a tremendous teaching to moment for me", Forbes said. "There's a lot of teams that we haven't played".

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

If fellow senior T.J. Cromer is hot, Merriweather might not wake up before Saturday, at least.

"Just trying to contain him and just try to limit touches for him", Florida sophomore guard KeVaughn Allen said when asked about guarding Cromer. Leonard Hamilton's Florida State program hasn't been to the tournament since 2012, meaning Smith has missed out on March Madness. until now.

"Again, you're up 12 in the second half against a really good (Vanderbilt) team - a team that had Kentucky down 19 at Rupp not too long ago", White said. "It's wild to see all these experts on ESPN picking FGCU to pull off the upset".