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.

For more updates on the Seminoles during March Madness, stay tuned to SB Nation Tampa Bay. For all the latest news around college basketball, head over to the SB Nation NCAA Basketball Hub Page.

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