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    This week in Seminole athletics: March 11

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    MEN'S BASKETBALL

    The Noles finished the regular in style- defeating two very good teams in Virginia and NC State.  As if  you haven't heard of him by now, Michael Snaer just simply makes shots to win games.  Thursday was no different.  Michael did what he does and "Snaer'd" the Cavaliers.  On Saturday on Senior Day- all three of the seniors saw action in the game as Joey, Ralfi and Michael all were part of the Noles knocking off NC State.  It was a youngster in Freshman Devon Bookert who lead the way with a career high 18 points and clutch free throws down the stretch.  Coach HAM and team head to Greensboro for the ACC Tournament as the 6 seed.  They open up play Thursday night at 9pm on ESPNU/ACC Network. Follow the Noles on social media.  Twitter @FSU_MBasketball and like the Facebook page 

    WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

    Last week the Noles competed in the annual ACC Tournament in Greensboro, NC. The 25th ranked Noles defeated Miami 70-58 on Friday before losing a tough fought game to 5th ranked Duke 72-66 in the semifinals. The Garnet and Gold will have a week off to prepare for the upcoming NCAA Tournament where they look to have an impressive post-season run. The NCAA Tournament Selection Show will air live on Monday, March 18th at 7pm on ESPN. Join Coach Sue and the team for the Selection Show Party next Monday night in the President's Box at Doak Campbell Stadium. The doors will open to the fans at 6:30pm as there will be light food and refreshments available. Admission is free and door prizes will be given away throughout the evening. If you haven't already done so, make sure you like our Facebook page today and help us #MakeItCountFSU!

    BASEBALL

    The Seminoles received another stellar performance from a starting pitcher, this time from sophomore left hander Brandon Leibrandt, as the Seminoles opened ACC play Friday night with a 4-0 victory over Boston College.  Leibrandt carried a no-hitter into the eighth before finally giving up a hit. Several key defensive plays were made by 3B Jose Brizuela and CF Seth Miller to help preserve the no-hitter into the 8th.  Robby Coles came on in the 9th to finish the game and Leibrandt took the win moving his record to a team best 4-0 on the season.

    On Saturday the Noles got started early scoring 8 runs in the first two innings led by Jose Brizuela who tied a career-high with three hits on a pair of doubles and a single. Josh Delph went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, while Seth Miller finished 2-for-3 with two doubles. The Noles went on to take the win 9-4.  On Sunday afternoon in the series finale against Boston College.  The Noles led from start to finish to complete the sweep of the Eagles and remain undefeated on the year. Peter Miller gave the Noles another outstanding start from the mound as the junior right hander scattered six hits and two walks while finishing the game with seven strikeouts. At 15-0, the Seminoles are off to their best start since 2007, when the Garnet & Gold opened the season with a school-record 23 straight wins. This year's record is tied for the second best start in school history equaling the start of the 1975 squad.

    SOFTBALL

    The Softball team hit the road to open ACC play by sweeping the Wolfpack of NC State in Raleigh.  Lacey Waldrop continued her excellence in the circle dominating the Red and Black bats all weekend long.  Courtney Senas led the way offensively for the Noles racking up hits left and right.  Coach Alameda's team will host numerous teams this week with FIU, Tennessee St,  Georgia Southern Minnesota all paying a visit to the Capital City.  Follow the Noles on Twitter- @FSU_Softball and on the Facebook page- Florida State Seminoles Softball

    MEN'S TENNIS

    The 44th ranked Seminoles are on the road this week, playing Oklahoma on Tuesday and opening Georgia Tech on Friday.  Friday's match at Georgia Tech will be the first match versus an ACC opponent this season for the Noles! They will return home on Sunday to face Clemson at 12 MP at Scott Spechier Tennis Center!

    WOMEN'S TENNIS

    The No. 16-ranked Florida State women's tennis team suffered a 4-3 upset to No.32 Georgia Tech on Sunday. The Seminoles continue their road trip as they head to Las Vegas to play UNLV on March 13 at 10 AM.

    GOLF

    After finishing the USF invitational in third place, the 16th ranked Seminoles return home to host the Seminole intercollegiate Tournament this weekend at the Southwood Golf Club.  Tee time is set for 8 am starting on Friday.

    Come out and cheer on your Noles!

    SWIMMING AND DIVING

    The Florida State divers will have their chance to qualify for the NCAA Championships starting on Monday at the NCAA Diving Zone B Qualifier. Five spots will be up for grabs on the men's side, while the women will qualify ten athletes between the three boards

    SAND VOLLEYBALL

    The fourth-ranked Florida State sand volleyball team kicked off the 2013 season with victories over Loyola Marymount and third-ranked Southern California on Sunday at Merle Norman Stadium.  The Noles became the first team to win a match at the new arena.  Florida State will return to action on Monday just a few miles away against No. 2-ranked Long Beach State and No. 6-ranked UCLA at the 49ers' sand volleyball courts. FSU will face UCLA at 11 a.m. PST before clashing with Long Beach State in a rematch from the 2012 AVCA National Championship Semifinals where the 49ers defeated the Seminoles twice by scores of 4-1 and 3-2 in Gulf Shores, Ala. For updates follow the Noles on twitter @FSU_SVB.

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