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.

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Results from the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday: ___ WEST REGION NORTHWESTERN 68, VANDERBILT 66 SALT LAKE CITY -- Northwestern got its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, 68-66 over Vanderbilt, after Commodores guard Matthew Fisher-Davis inexplicably grabbed Wildcats guard Bryant McIntosh on purpose, sending McIntosh to the free throw line for the go-ahead points with 15 seconds left.

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.

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HORNETS-LAKERS Kemba Walker scores 30, Hornets rally past Lakers, 109-104 LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kemba Walker scored 30 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:55 to play, and the Charlotte Hornets rallied late for a 109-104 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. Frank Kaminsky had 24 points and 12 rebounds for the Hornets, who won for just the third time in 16 games.

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LGBT RIGHTS-NORTH CAROLINA-ACC ACC's Swofford encouraged by bill to repeal NC's HB2 law GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he's encouraged that North Carolina lawmakers have filed bipartisan legislation to repeal a law that limits protections for LGBT people. The ACC and the NCAA pulled sporting events out of the state last fall in response to the so-called bathroom bill.

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T25-SCHEDULE 'Nova, Kansas add to title strings UNDATED (AP) -- Second-ranked Villanova has wrapped up its fourth straight Big East regular-season title with a solid victory over a top-25 team. Eric Paschall scored a season-high 19 points and Josh Hart added 16 as the Wildcats whipped No. 23 Creighton, 79-63. Kris Jenkins finished with 15 points for Villanova, which controlled the second half after taking a 33-all tie into intermission.