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The Daily Nole — March 15, 2021: FSU Hoops Gets No. 4 Seed, Will Face UNC Greensboro in NCAA Tourney

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Lead Story

For a program record fifth straight season, Florida State basketball has qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Although there was no tournament last season, FSU was awarded the ACC’s automatic bid.

The Seminoles came up short of an ACC title on Saturday night, but will be the No. 4 seed in the East Region. In Indianapolis, FSU will face No. 13 seed UNC Greensboro. The Spartans earned an automatic bid by knocking off Mercer in the Southern Conference Championship.

Under head coach Leonard Hamilton, FSU is 9-7 in the NCAA Tournament and 5-2 in the round of 64. FSU has won five straight in the round of 64. The Seminoles are 16-6 on the season.

The teams will meet on Saturday at 12:45 p.m. ET on truTV. FSU is 4-0 all-time against the Spartans.

Between the Lines

FSU baseball topped Virginia Tech in the rubber game of a 3-game series on Sunday, 14-7. FSU volleyball also topped the Hokies, 3-1. On the golf course, the FSU women settled for a third-place finish at the Valspar Augusta Invitational. FSU women’s tennis dominated Syracuse, 7-0.

On the Agenda

FSU men’s golf will begin The Floridian Collegiate in Stuart, Fla. on Monday. FSU cross country participates in the NCAA Championships.

News and Notes

The AP and Amway Coaches Polls will be released on Monday.

New polls for various sports will be unveiled on Monday.

The NCAA Women’s Tournament Selection Show takes place on Monday night.

Helpful Links

Fifth Quarter: 30-Year Nole Anniversary: FSU Holds Off USC in First Round of NCAA Tournament
Seminole Sunday Summary: Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Hoops Falls to Georgia Tech in ACC Championship
Noles247: 20 things to know about FSU’s NCAA Tournament Opponent: UNC Greensboro

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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