ACCMBB in the NCAA Second Round: Noles' Tourney Run Halted by Xavier

ACCMBB in the Postseason | Florida State-Xavier Game Graphic


ORLANDO (Seminoles.com) – Thanks to a sharp offense and a blistering shooting performance, No. 11-seed Xavier beat third-seeded Florida State, 91-66, in the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday at the Amway Center.

The Musketeers, who came into the ranked 220th nationally in 3-point field goal percentage (34.2), made 11 of 17 from beyond the arc against the Seminoles.

FSU, meanwhile, was as cold from deep as Xavier was hot. The Seminoles made just 4 of 21 3-point attempts and were 6 of 34 (17.6 percent) from distance during the NCAA tournament.

With a final record of 26-9, the Seminoles fell just one win short of matching the school’s all-time mark for victories in a single season. The Musketeers (23-13) will face either Arizona or St. Mary’s next week at the NCAA west region semifinal in San Jose, Calif.

Dwayne Bacon led Florida State with 20 points and five rebounds. Xavier Rathan-Mayes added 16 points and seven rebounds, while Jonathan Isaac chipped in eight points and a team-high 12 boards.