NCAA Tournament 2012: Seminoles Fall Apart, Lose To Cincinnati 62-56

The Seminoles turned the ball over carelessly in the second half as the Cincinnati Bearcats capitalized and pulled out the 62-56 win, knocking Florida State out.

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2012 NCAA Tournament Bracket Update: Where Bracket Stands After Losses By Florida St., USF

The state of Florida is down to just one team in the 2012 NCAA Tournament after losses by South Florida and Florida State over the weekend. The Bulls were a No. 12 seed so their stay past the first round was unexpected, but the Seminoles likely broke a lot of brackets with their loss to the Cincinnati Bearcats late on Sunday night.

The Bearcats move on to the Sweet 16 to face Ohio State, the No. 2 seed in the East Region, where the Seminoles' loss was the only upset heading into the Sweet 16. Syracuse, Ohio St. and Wisconsin are all still alive.

South Florida lost to Ohio over the weekend, and they'll have a pretty difficult matchup against North Carolina in the Sweet 16. The other side of the Midwest regional has N.C. State, the other surprising Sweet 16 team, facing Kansas.

Florida will face a very plucky Marquette side in the next round, while the top part of their West bracket played chalk. No. 1 seed Michigan State advanced to play No. 4 seed Louisville.

Xavier is the final double-digit seed to make it to the Sweet 16, and they'll have a difficult matchup against the very talented Baylor Bears. Meanwhile, top overall seed Kentucky will face Indiana, one of the teams they have already lost to this year.

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NCAA Bracket 2012, Cincinnati Vs. Florida State Final Score: Noles Lose In Sloppy Game, 62-56

The Florida State Seminoles held a one point lead at halftime over the Cincinnati Bearcats, and the teams battled back and fourth the entire second half. The game got very physical, as the Bearcats got themselves in a little bit of foul trouble with their big guys, as both Yancy Gates and Justin Jackson both found themselves with four fouls late in the second half. Bad turnovers by the Seminoles allowed the Bearcats to score quick points in transition.

Despite the foul trouble, the Bearcats were still able to take the lead and capitalize on Florida State's bad and careless turnovers. As the game wound down with a six-point lead by Cincinnati, the Noles began fouling trying to catch up with the Bearcats with hopes of getting some quick rebounds and points. It was all for nought however, as the Bearcats held on to win 62-56.

Cincinnati beats a team seeded higher than them for the first time in the school's history in the NCAA tournament, and will take on Ohio State in the Sweet Sixteen.

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2012 NCAA Tournament, Cincinnati Vs. Florida State Score Update: Seminoles Lead 26-25 In Sloppy First Half

The Florida State Seminoles started the game against the Cincinnati Bearcats jumping out to an 8-3 lead, as the size advantage for FSU was clearly visible. Michael Snaer, who got in early foul trouble and was a non-factor for the Seminoles on Friday started out by sinking his first two three-point shots. In typical Noles fashion however, their offense went cold for a near five-minute stretch as the Bearcats took the lead.

The Noles were able to retake the lead late before halftime however, taking a 26-25 lead into halftime. The Noles lead despite a sloppy first half, including giving up six points on balls stolen right after FSU secured a defensive rebound. The Seminoles shot 50 percent from the three-point line in the first half, with the Bearcats hitting on only 28.6 percent. If Florida State can stop with the mental errors turning the ball over, they should be able to pull away from Cincinnati.

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NCAA Tournament 2012, Cincinnati Vs. Florida State: TV Schedule, Game Time And More

The Florida State Seminoles take on Cincinnati in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday for the chance to move on to the Sweet Sixteen.

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March Madness Schedule 2012: Complete Game Time & TV Info For Sunday

The Third Round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament continues on Sunday afternoon with Georgetown tipping off against N.C. State at noon. The Third Round started on Saturday and will finish up on Sunday evening to determine who will be moving on to the Elite Eight on Thursday. All three Florida schools are in action in the Third Round on Sunday with the hopes to get to the Elite Eight. Here is the complete schedule of games being played on Sunday, and where you can find them:

No. 11 N.C. State Vs. No. 3 Georgetown, 12:15 p.m., CBS

No. 9 St. Louis Vs. No. 1 Michigan State, 2:45 p.m., CBS

No. 8 Creighton Vs. No. 1 North Caroline, 5:15 p.m., CBS

No. 15 Norfolk St. Vs. No. 7 Florida, 6:10 p.m., TNT

No. 13 Ohio Vs. No. 12 South Florida, 7:10 p.m., TBS

No. 15 Lehigh Vs. No. 10 Xavier, 7:45 p.m., TRU

No. 10 Purdue Vs. No. 2 Kansas, 8:40 p.m., TNT

No. 6 Cincinnati Vs. No. 3 Florida State, 9:40 p.m., TBS

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March Madness 2012: Florida State Survives St. Bonaventure, Holds On For 66-63 Win

After trailing No. 14 seed St. Bonaventure for most of the game, a late run propelled the Florida State Seminoles to a 66-63 win to advance to the third round.

Trailing the Bonnies 52-48 with 7:41 to play, the Seminoles exploded for a 12-0 run to go up 60-52 with 2:47 left.

The Bonnies would not go quietly, staging a late rally that would come up short in the end, thanks to a key rebound and block in the final seconds by Florida State forward Okaro White.

St. Bonaventure forward Andrew Nicholson showed why he is considered to be an NBA prospect, leading the Bonnies with 20 points despite being in foul trouble for most of the game.

Florida State was led by Benard James who scored 19 points while shooting 8-of-11 from the floor.

The Seminoles will now play the Cincinnati Bearcats in the third round Sunday in Nashville.

Here is a video of the game's final moments.

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Florida State Vs. St. Bonaventure Halftime Score: Bonnies Have Surprising 34-28 Lead

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies weren't supposed to run through the Atlantic 10 tournament. Once they won the A-10 and got into the NCAA Tournament, they weren't expected to challenge the Florida State Seminoles in the first round. They're doing just that, and they lead 34-28 at the half. The Bonnies were in control for most of the first 20 minutes, but FSU started to get back into the game at the end of the half.

St. Bonaventure led by as many as 10 points in the first half before Leonard Hamilton's team started to find their feet, but they still didn't look in rhythm late in the half. The Seminoles are shooting just 39 percent from the floor and they're not playing as well as usual defensively. They don't have any answer for the Bonnies' Andrew Nicholson, the best player on the floor. He has 12 points on 5-5 shooting to go along with four rebounds and two blocks.

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NCAA Tournament: No. 3 Florida State vs No. 14 St. Bonaventure, Game Preview

Florida State’s basketball team opens up the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament as a 3 seed. Their first game is against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies who are the A10 Conference Champions, winning over Xavier in the final, 67-56. Without that win, the Bonnies would not be participating in the NCAA tournament. Xavier and Temple are the other A10 schools who made the tournament field. They are a 10 and a 5 seed respectively.

Two things that St. Bonaventure dues well are getting offensive rebounds and getting to the free throw line. They also have one of the slower tempos of division I basketball teams. If they do these things, they should give themselves the best chance they have to stay in this game.

St. Bonaventure is led by Andrew Nicholson, a 6’9” senior power forward. He leads the team with 18.4 ppg, 8.5 rpg, and 2.0 bpg. Nicholson, who should be drafted in the upcoming NBA draft, will see the ball a lot when he is on the floor. The forward can score any number of ways when he has the ball, so look for Seminole defenders to try to keep the ball out of his possession whenever possible.


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Other players who will contribute for the Bonnies are Demitrius Conger, 12.1ppg and 6.1rpg, Da’Quan Cook, 7.6ppg and 4.6rpg, and Matthew Wright, 7.0ppg and 2.8apg.

Florida State’s star shooting guard, Michael Snaer is coming into this game on fire. He went 9 for 12 from behind the 3 point line in the ACC tournament and his floater from inside 10 feet seemed like it went in every time he shot it. On a team full of 5th year seniors and 27 year old Air Force Sergeants, Mike Snaer’s leadership and competitiveness has stood out. Coach K went as far as to call Snaer “the best competitor in the ACC”. With Snaer’s performance on the elevated stage, NBA scouts have begun to take notice. This could be FSU’s last chance at the dance with Michael Snaer as well as the 6 seniors, so they should try and take advantage of this opportunity.

The beauty of this Florida State team is that if Michael Snaer has an off night shooting, any number of other players has an opportunity to turn it on and elevate their play and elevate this team offensively. If Deividas Dulkys can get open looks from behind the 3 point line, or if Luke Loucks can continue to limit turnovers and play at the level he played in the ACC Tournament where he was named to the All-Tournament team, the Noles should find the offense to overcome the Bonnies. Another player that is a game changer for the Seminoles is Ian Miller. Miller comes off the bench with the mindset of getting the ball in the basket any way he can. He is the second leading scorer on this team, but can sometimes get into foul trouble.

Bernard James is the star below the basket for Florida State and he will be looked to have a big game defensively on the boards against one of the best teams in the nation when it comes to offensive rebounds. Jon Kreft and Okaro White are viable options off the bench and will come in to spell starters Xavier Gibson and James, when need be.

Look for Florida State’s big men to have their hands full the entire game with Andrew Nicholson. Also, look for this to be a fairly close game, closer than you’d like your opening round 3 vs 14 matchup to be.

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March Madness 2012, Florida State Vs. St. Bonaventure: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Saint Bonaventure Bonnies had a very solid regular season in the Atlantic 10, but their run to the A-10 Tournament title was a big surprise that shrunk the NCAA Tournament bubble by one spot. They were a good enough team in the regular season to avoid the dreaded 15 and 16 seed lines, but they got a very rough draw with the Florida State Seminoles.

FSU are now a sexy Final Four pick due to the suspension of Fab Melo and Syracuse's rough performance in their first game on Thursday. Leonard Hamilton is going to have to make sure that his team hasn't been getting caught up into that hype. If they're already looking ahead to Ohio State, they might get stunned by an inferior team.

Game Date/Time: Friday, March 16, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

TV: CBS

Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Lewis Johnson

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NCAA Tournament 2012: Florida State's Path to March Madness

We take a look at the Florida State Seminoles as they enter the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

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2012 NCAA Tournament Schedule, Florida State Vs. St. Bonaventure Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Florida State Seminoles earned a No. 3 seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and found themselves in the East sectional of the NCAA Tournament. In the first round, the Seminoles will take on No. 15 seed St Bonaventure. If the Noles can beat the Bonnies they'll face off against the winner of No. 6 Cincinnati and No. 11 Texas.

If the Seminoles have some success early in the tournament, they could eventually face the likes of Gonzaga, Ohio State, or Cincinnati in later rounds.

Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

Time: Friday March 16, 2:45 p.m. ET

TV Schedule: CBS

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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.

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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.

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NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket Update: Florida State Is Three Seed, Will Face St. Bonaventure On Friday

The Seminoles earned a three seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and will face St. Bonaventure in their first game.

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