NCAA Bracket 2012: Florida State To Play St. Bonaventure In First Round

After landing the No. 3 seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, the Florida State Seminoles will be playing 14-seeded St. Bonaventure to kick things off in the first round. The Seminoles earned an automatic berth on Sunday afternoon with an impressive ACC Tournament title win over North Carolina.

The Noles defeated Miami, Duke, and North Carolina in a fantastic three-day run to their first-ever ACC Championship. After a brutal week in Atlanta, Leonard Hamilton's club will get an extra day of rest before facing the Bonnies on Friday.

Click here for a complete printable bracket.

Like FSU, the Bonnies earned an automatic berth with an impressive Atlantic 10 Tournament championship this week in Atlantic City. They are led by legit NBA prospect and Atlantic 10 MVP Andrew Nicholson, who is a monster in the paint. Nicholson is a Canadian import who's a complete player, averaging more than 18 points a game and 8 rebounds per game. Demetrius Conger supports Nicholson, and is averaging more than 12 points per game and coming of a huge A-10 tournament performance, particularly in the semifinals against UMass. While the Seminoles enter the dance with a lot of momentum, their opponent does as well and will present a real challenge on the interior.

For more on this matchup and the impending March Madness season, check out SB Nation's college basketball hub. Stay tuned to SB Nation Tampa Bay for more Seminoles recaps, previews and news updates. For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Seminoles and their tournament run, visit Tomahawk Nation.

Brackets on the brain? Us too! Play Yahoo! Tourney Pick'em and be a part of the craziest month of college basketball. It is fun, easy, and free.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.