"I will be forever grateful to be a Seminole and I look forward to making you proud in the future."
Dwayne Bacon is sure this time.
"I am and forever will be a Seminole."
Thanks to a sharp offense and a blistering shooting performance, No. 11-seed Xavier beat third-seeded Florida State, 91-66, in the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday at the Amway Center.
Associate Head Coach Stan Jones scouts Xavier.
Florida State and Xavier both feel they have a good idea of what to expect from the other when they meet in the NCAA tournament Round of 32 on Saturday.
Smith went up to his room, and, before bed, pulled out his iPad. Already waiting for him on the tablet was all the film, tendencies and scouting reports on Xavier that he could handle.
Playing its first NCAA tournament game in five years, FSU out-shot, out-rebounded and, most notably, out-dunked Florida Gulf Coast on the way to a 86-80 victory.
Associate head coach Stan Jones gives fans a look at FGCU
Florida Gulf Coast might not have the same high-flying bunch that earned the "Dunk City" moniker on the way to the Sweet 16 in 2013, but the rims figure to be shaking nonetheless.
As far as they're concerned, the Florida State Seminoles have been proving doubters wrong since Day 1.
In theory, there wasn't much suspense at Florida State's NCAA tournament Selection Show party.