Published: Mon, March 19, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

SWEET 16 BOUND: Noles Upset No. 1 Xavier, 75-70

SWEET 16 BOUND: Noles Upset No. 1 Xavier, 75-70

The Musketeers join Virginia as No. 1 seeds who fell short of a Sweet 16, and to put in perspective how rare that is, it's only the fourth time in tournament history two No. 1 seeds have failed to advance to the Sweet 16.

Next up for the Seminoles is a Thursday date with the four seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs (32-4) at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Barry Brown scored 18 points, and Kansas State ended UMBC's brief, but historic run in the NCAA Tournament.

PJ Savoy made a 3-pointer with 1:08 left to give Florida State its first lead of the second half and added two free throws to finish off the Musketeers.

Xavier's chance to tie came up empty when Kanter air-balled a 3-point attempt with seven seconds remaining. Florida State closed things out by making their foul shots. Brian Angola led FSU with 16 points, and he was the one player that played for more than 30 minutes in this one.

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Rewind to exactly a year from the day and FSU suffered one of its worst losses of the season to Xavier, a unit that had made a deep run into the Elite 8 last season.

After jumping around on the court and hugging, the jubilant Seminoles ran over to their fans in the stands and slapped high-fives. Florida State soon received back-to-back baskets from freshman forward Mfiondu Kabengele to knot the score at 68 with 2:21 left.

And, yet again, the reigning champs lost in the second round.

It's FSU's fifth all-time appearance in the Sweet 16 and first since 2011.

Auburn, which played this season under the cloud of a federal investigation into corruption in college basketball, finished 26-8.

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The Tar Heels shot just 33 percent, including 6 of 31 (.194) on 3-pointers after entering the game shooting almost 37 percent from behind the arc.

Cincinnati may be saddled with a reputation as a city of losers after Sunday night.

Playing before a partisan crowd in Detroit, Michigan State shot just 25.8 percent from the field and were 9 of 38 in the second half.

West Virginia will face top-seed Villanova in the round of 16 next Friday.

You can bet Hamilton will be asked about this post-game.

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Xavier built on its lead in the second half, eventually going up by 11 with 14:34 to go.

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