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The No. 17 Florida State Seminoles (24-9) managed to break into the record books Sunday, with a extraordinary win over the No 4. North Carolina Tarheels (29-5) 85-82. The Seminoles won their first ACC Basketball Championship in school history. Florida State continued to silence the criticism that they were subject to earlier in the season, due to their regular season wins over both UNC and No. 6 Duke. Having defeated North Carolina once this season, the Noles proudly gave the Tarheels and head Coach Roy Williams their most embarrassing loss of the season 90-57, not to mention another loss to steal the ACC title away from the state of North Carolina. With that victory, the Seminoles sought out to prove that they too had a place in the elite ACC. No longer the third best conference team behind Duke and North Carolina, refusing to sleep in the shadows of what are the ACC powerhouses. With the ACC title in-hand the tomahawk chop is alive and well in Tallahassee, Florida.
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ATLANTA -- "We've come so far.''
Okaro White and Luke Loucks certainly have. By the time the teammates one the graduate student point guard, the other a sophomore forward found each other among a mob of reporters and camera flashes, it was raining confetti in Phillips Arena. The two owed themselves a brief moment away from the spotlight of their teams accomplishment...
Florida State, Notre Dame, BYU and Saint Joseph's have been selected as the host schools for the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, which will play its championship at the Barclays Center.
The four schools will meet in the semifinals and finals on Nov. 16-17 at the arena in Brooklyn, N.Y., which is scheduled to open in September.
The matchups for the early rounds will be announced...
ATLANTA -- Florida State won its first ACC basketball championship Sunday after knocking off North Carolina 85-82 at Philips Arena.
The Seminoles were scorching from the field in the first half and didn't cool all that much after halftime. In winning, FSU joins Maryland in 2004 as the only schools to win the ACC title other than Duke and UNC since 1996.
In addition, the Seminoles...
The Seminoles found a way to make it interesting, watching a double-digit lead in the second half fall down to one, but Florida State held on Sunday to defeat UNC and win the ACC Tournament.
Florida State didn't necessarily do anything wrong Tuesday against Florida despite coming out on the short end of a 6-2 decision. UF just outplayed FSU and looked like the No. 1 team in the country.
Florida State struggled with the early portion of the schedule, losing to programs major and minor, but Ian Miller added a much-needed shooting touch to the backcourt and Michael Snaer became a star.
The Seminoles are bringing one of the top hitting duos in the country to Gainesville on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The rest of the Florida State offense has been inconsistent through 15 games this year, but center fielder James Ramsey and first baseman Jayce Boyd have carried the No. 7 Seminoles.
The Seminoles defeated North Carolina and Duke by three points apiece on successive days.
Alvin Bailey added offer from Florida State and Georgia recently and those are two schools he could be visiting this spring. Get the latest here.
Spring football is the one break in an otherwise very long offseason. Florida State will begin practices later this month. The 'Noles return double-digit starters, but one spot where there figures to be heavy competition is along the offensive line.