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Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Basketball’s Season Ends in Sweet 16

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Florida State reached the Sweet 16 for a third straight NCAA Tournament, but for the Seminoles, that’s where it would end.

No. 4 seed FSU was handled last Sunday against top-seeded Michigan in Indianapolis, 76-58. The Wolverines used an early 10-0 run to seize control of the contest and never really let it go.

FSU trailed 32-21 at the break and got as close as five in the second half, but Michigan pulled away. The Seminoles shot 40% from the field, but were plagued by 10 first-half turnovers. Michigan shot 69% in the second half and 49% for the game.

Brandon Johns Jr. and Hunter Dickinson each scored 14 points to lead Michigan. Franz Wagner and Chaundee Brown added 13 and 12 points, respectively, in the victory.

Pacing FSU was Anthony Polite with 12 points — all in the second half. Polite also totaled three steals. M.J. Walker added 10 points for FSU in the loss.

With the defeat, FSU finished the season with a record of 18-7. Michigan would go on to fall to UCLA on Tuesday in the Elite Eight, 51-49.

Football

Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 10 nationally, first in ACC (7 total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU will play its spring game on Saturday. The Seminoles have a nice group of recruits visiting for the contest.

Men’s Basketball

Record: 18-7
Ranking: No. 14 AP Poll; No. 14 Amway Coaches Poll; No. 4 NCAA Tournament
Past Week: (0-1), fell to Michigan in NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 on Sunday, 76-58
Recognitions: None
Weekly Commitments: None
2021 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 2 nationally, first in ACC (four total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU’s third straight Sweet 16 appearance went no further as the Seminoles were handled by Michigan on Sunday.

Baseball

Record: 13-9 (9-8 ACC)
Ranking: No. 18 Baseball America; No. 18 D1Baseball; No. 22 NCBWA; No. 30 Collegiate Baseball
Past Week: (2-2), lost to Wake Forest on Sunday, 12-10; beat Mercer on Wednesday, 8-1; lost to North Carolina on Friday, 4-3; beat North Carolina on Saturday, 4-2
Upcoming: vs. North Carolina (Sunday); vs. Jacksonville (Tuesday); at Louisville (Friday and Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After a mini slump, FSU scored a big win over North Carolina on Saturday. The Seminoles go for the series win on Sunday.

Track and Field

Ranking: Men. No. 6 South USTFCCCA; Women No. 18 USTFCCCA, No. 6 South
Past Week: Participated in Florida Pepsi Relays
Upcoming: Tom Jones Memorial (April 16 and 17)
Recognitions: Shanice Love (ACC Women’s Co-Field Performer of the Week)
Big Picture: FSU collected three wins in Gainesville this week.

Men’s Tennis

Record: 7-12 (1-7 ACC)
Ranking: None
Past Week: (1-1), lost to Louisville on Sunday, 4-1; beat Florida Atlantic on Friday, 4-3
Upcoming: vs. Miami (Thursday); vs. Boston College (Friday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After a 6-match losing streak, FSU has now won two of three. The Seminoles will play their final two home matches this week.

Women’s Tennis

Record: 14-3 (9-2 ACC)
Ranking: No. 6 ITA
Past Week: (1-0), beat Virginia, 4-3
Upcoming: vs. Virginia Tech (Sunday); vs. Miami (Friday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: With a hard-fought win over Virginia in a top-10 match-up, FSU ran its winning streak to five.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: No. 1 Golfweek Coaches Poll; No. 3 Golfweek/Sargarin; No. 1 Golfstat
Past Week: Finished third at The Hayt
Upcoming: Calusa Cup (Sunday-Tuesday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After three wins in five tournaments, FSU settled for a third-place finish at The Hayt. The Seminoles have one tournament remaining before the ACC Championships.

Softball

Record: 23-6 (11-2 ACC)
Ranking: No. 10 NCFA Coaches; No. 11 Softball America; No. 7 D1Softball
Past Week: (3-0), beat Notre Dame on Friday, 3-1; beat Notre Dame on Saturday, 8-0 and 8-0.
Upcoming: vs. Notre Dame (Sunday); vs. Duke (Friday); vs. Duke (Saturday, doubleheader)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU has settled into ACC play with seven straight wins.

Volleyball

Record: 14-5 (9-5 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (2-0), beat Syracuse on Thursday, 3-0; beat Syracuse on Friday, 3-0
Upcoming: NCAA Tournament (TBD)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After a 1-3 start in the fall, FSU won 13 of 15 matches during the spring restart. With a 9-5 ACC record, the Seminoles finish the regular season in fifth place in the conference.

Women’s Golf

Ranking: No. 2 Golfweek/Sargarin; No. 5 Golfstat; No. 4 WGCA Coaches Poll
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: LSU Invitational (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU was off this week. It will play one final tournament before the ACC Championships.

Beach Volleyball

Record: 22-1
Ranking: No. 2 AVCA
Past Week: (3-1), beat TCU on Sunday at Gamecock Grand-Slam, 4-1; beat South Carolina on Sunday at Gamecock Grand-Slam, 4-1; lost at USC on Saturday, 4-1; beat USC on Saturday, 3-2
Upcoming: at UCLA (Sunday, doubleheader); vs. Florida International (Friday, Unconquered Invitational); vs. Stetson (Friday, Unconquered Invitational); vs. Stetson (Saturday, Unconquered Invitational); vs. North Florida (Saturday, Unconquered Invitational)
Recognitions: Sara Putt and Cassie Anderson (CCSA Pair of the Week)
Big Picture: FSU is no longer undefeated, but the Seminoles proved they could play with the nation’s best by splitting two matches with No. 1 USC.

*247Sports Composite rankings

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

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