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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, if only to look back on the long journey that was once thought to be lost.
Hidden among the multitudes rushing the floor for Florida State's ACC Tournament championship victory over North Carolina, Loucks and White appeared vindicated, their joint endeavor justified.
"Its just great, it's a great feeling to cut down the nets,'' said Loucks, an All-Tournament team selection. "Right after the game, we both said, 'Weve come so far.' And I think we both just said, 'I love you, man. I cant believe this is actually happening right now.'''
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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 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...
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.
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Florida State reaches ACC title game for second time in four seasons by knocking off Duke.
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.
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.
Two months after a stunning 33-point Florida State win over North Carolina, the two teams meet against in the ACC Tournament championship game. Sunday's tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN and the ACC Network.
The Blue Devils fall to Florida State in the ACC semifinals; will await the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday.
The Seminoles defeated North Carolina and Duke by three points apiece on successive days.
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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.