After NCAA berth, Florida St. top scorers weigh decisions

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years, but whether the Seminoles (26-9) can return next season will depend on the decisions of their three leading scorers. Dwayne Bacon, Jonathan Isaac and Xavier Rathan-Mayes said after Saturday's 91-66 loss to Xavier in the second round that they had not reached a decision and had no timetable.

No. 11 Xavier upsets No. 3 FSU, 91-66, in second round

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Xavier Musketeers didn't have the regular season they hoped to have. They are making up for it now. The 11th-seeded Musketeers dominated third-seeded Florida State 91-66 during Saturday's second round of the NCAA Tournament. Their second upset in the West Region put them back into the regional semifinal round for the second time in two years and eighth time in program history.

The Latest: After quiet start, March Madness gets big upset

The Latest on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:05 p.m. It took three days for the NCAA Tournament to produce a major upset. It was a stunner that busted a ton of brackets. Villanova, the defending national champion and the top overall seed, was upended by eighth-seeded Wisconsin 65-62. Fellow No.

No.3 Florida State defeats No. 11 FGCU 86-80

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State made the most of its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2012, beat a Sunshine State opponent. The third-seeded Seminoles held off No. 14 Florida Gulf Coast 86-80 in a West Region game Thursday night despite some sloppy play that allowed a late double-digit lead to disappear.

No. 1 Gonzaga facing high expectations as program evolved

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- There's a different feel around Gonzaga these days as the program has evolved from a little known mid-major to a title contender. The Bulldogs enter the NCAA Tournament with the No. 1 seed in the West and just one loss. They've completed the best regular season in school history with what may be the best team the program has put together.

FSU, Florida, Virginia, Maryland on upset alert in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- With Florida State, Florida, Virginia and Maryland playing in the same venue, the Amway Center has the potential to become Upset Central in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. All of those higher seeds stumbled down the stretch and have enough flaws that professional and amateur bracketologists across the country have them on upset alert.

Hamilton goes up tempo to get FSU back in NCAA Tournament

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton says he gets his greatest enjoyment out of building, whether it is basketball programs or a large DVD collection of live shows. With Florida State returning to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012, many are giving Hamilton plaudits for constructing what most say is his best team. Florida State, the No.

No. 16 Florida St overpowers valiant Va Tech in ACC quarters

NEW YORK (AP) -- Soon after Florida State fans brought the tomahawk chop to Brooklyn, the Seminoles walked into the New York Islanders' dressing room at Barclays Center and chanted "Semi-finals! Semi-finals!" Dwayne Bacon scored all but two of his 17 points in the second half and No. 16 Florida State finally overpowered valiant Virginia Tech 74-68 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

No. 15 Florida State earns second seed in ACC Tournament

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State's 66-57 victory over No. 25 Miami on Saturday gives the 15th-ranked Seminoles a double-bye in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament and their first unbeaten home season in 41 years. But coach Leonard Hamilton wasn't about to get philosophical. "We have to keep things in perspective," Hamilton said. "We're not done yet. We have a ways to go.

Florida State's Ojo among ACC's most improved players

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State's most popular player isn't one of the Seminoles leading scorers. That honor belongs to workmanlike senior center Michael Ojo. The 7-foot-1 Ojo's improved contributions on the court have helped the 15th-ranked Seminoles assure themselves a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years. Ojo has made marked improvement after sitting out last year due to a knee injury. After averaging a meager 1.