The Florida State Seminoles season has come to an end as they lose in the elite eight to the three seeded Michigan Wolverines 58-54 on Saturday night in Los Angeles. With the win, Big Blue is headed to the Final Four for the first time since 2013.
The upset minded Seminoles hung tough through a defensive struggle with the Big Ten champions for the entire game, which was filled with plenty of missed three pointers, turnovers and blocked shots.
Both teams shot under 40% from the field, and both teams also struggled from three point range as the two teams combined for a 8-39 performance from deep. Phil Cofer led the Seminoles with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while no other FSU starter finished the game in double digits. PJ Savoy added 12 points off the bench for Florida State.
Charles Matthews led Michigan with 17 points and 6 rebounds, while Mo Wagner added 12 points and six rebounds for Big Blue.
The Seminoles fought until the very end cutting a 10-point deficit with 2:25 remaining down to two with under a minute remaining, but Michigan's Duncan Robinson hit two free throws with 21 seconds left to secure the victory.
FSU has not advanced to the Final Four since 1972.