Seminoles Heading To Elite Eight After Win Over Gonzaga

The Florida State Seminoles (23-11) unlikely run in the NCAA Tournament has them one win away from the Final Four.

The Seminoles are going to the Elite Eight for just the third time in program history, after defeating Gonzaga handily, 75-60 on Thursday night in Los Angeles.  The Seminoles built a 41-32 lead at halftime and carried that momentum into the second half to snap Gonzaga's nation-best 16-game winning streak.  For Florida State, the unlikely run continues after going 9-9 in the ACC and lost their conference tournament opener.  It is also the deepest run orchestrated by 16th year Seminole head coach Leonard Hamilton.

Florida State used their depth of scoring to terrorize a third straight opponent, as eleven Seminoles were able to score.  Terrance Mann set the pace with 18 points and five rebounds.  Gonzaga, who was last season's NCAA Tournament runner-up, was led by 16 points from Rui Hachimura.

The Seminoles now battle Michigan with a trip to the Final Four on the line - the Wolverines advanced to this point by routing Texas A&M 99-72 on Thursday night.  Tipoff from the Staples Center in Los Angeles is scheduled for 8:49 PM on Saturday night.


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