Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  By Bob Ferrante  |  Last updated 3/16/14
Florida State didn't make the NCAA Tournament for a second straight season. The Seminoles' bubble officially burst on Sunday night when they were considered among the first four out by the NCAA selection committee. Florida State (19-13) will instead host Florida Gulf Coast in first-round game of the National Invitation Tournament on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Eagles (22-12) lost to Mercer in the Atlantic Sun Championship game. The Seminoles were awarded a No. 1 seed in the NIT. The Florida State-FGCU winner will face the Georgetown-West Virginia winner in the second round. The Seminoles likely were just a win away from being in the tournament. But home losses to Miami and Clemson were missed opportunities. And Florida State also lost by a point at Florida and by two points in overtime to Michigan.
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