Florida State (20-11, 9-9) went one-and-done in the ACC Tournament, falling to Louisville (20-12, 9-9) 82-74 on Wednesday afternoon.
The Cardinals used a big first half to take a commanding lead in this one - Louisville went on a 27-5 run to end the first half with a commanding 41-22 lead. Louisville led by 26 with eleven minutes to go before Florida State mounted a comeback attempt - they pulled within eight with 3:26 to go. From there they could get no closer, and the Cardinals held on for the big win.
Florida State was led by 14 points from Trent Forest and PJ Saventin Snioy, both off the bench. Louisville got 19 points from Quentin Snider to set the pace for a Cardinals team that needed this win as they try to salvage a scandal-plagued season by making a push at the NCAA Tournament.
In spite of the loss, Florida State believes they have made a case to be an NCAA Tournament team, with key wins over North Carolina, Clemson and Miami at home. They also have road wins during the regular season against Louisville, Virginia Tech and Florida. The 'Noles now return to Tallahassee to await theit tournament fate - they will find out if they qualified for the Big Dance on Selection Sunday, which begins this Sunday at 6 PM.