Indianapolis, Ind. (seminoles.com) — No. 4 seeded Florida State, which won its sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament First Round game with a 64-54 victory over No. 13 UNC Greensboro on Saturday, faces No. 5 seed Colorado at 7:45 p.m. on Monday at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32. The game will be televised on TBS. The Seminoles’ game against Colorado marks the first 4/5 matchup in their NCAA Tournament history. Florida State and Colorado will play for a birth in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament with the Seminoles looking for their seventh all-time appearance in the regional semifinals.
SEMINOLES TIE PROGRAM’S DEFENSIVE SCORING MARK AGAINST UNC GREENSBORO
Florida State tied its NCAA Tournament defensive scoring record as it held UNC Greensboro to 54 points in its 64-54 victory over the Spartans on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It marked the third time in Florida State’s NCAA Tournament history that it had allowed as few as 54 points – against UNC Greensboro, Missouri in 2018 and in a 73-54 win over Kentucky on its way to the NCAA Championship game in 1972. The Seminoles’ defensive scoring effort In holding UNC Greensboro to 54 points was the fewest points allowed by the Seminoles this season and third time they had allowed 60 points or less.
FLORIDA STATE ROLLING IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
With its 64-54 victory over UNC Greensboro on Saturday, the Seminoles have won six consecutive first round NCAA Tournament games – the longest winning streak of first round NCAA Tournament games in school history. The Seminoles’ current streak began with a 57-50 win over Texas A&M on March 18, 2011 – a victory that led them to their first of three Sweet 16 appearances under Head Coach Leonard Hamilton.
FLORIDA STATE’S SWEET 16 APPEARANCES
Florida State has advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament six times in school history with three of those appearances coming under Seminole Head Coach Leonard Hamilton. The Seminoles have advanced a least as far as the Sweet 16 in both of the last two NCAA Tournaments (2018 and 2019).
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