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FSU To Host In NIT

Florida State will host Davidson in the first round of the NIT.

Florida State did not make the NCAA Tournament, but did make the National Invitational Tournament as a 4 seed. The Seminoles will host 5 seed Davidson on Tuesday at 7 PM. The Seminoles finished the season 19-13. Davidson finished the year 20-12. 

The Seminoles have now missed the NCAA Tournament each of the last four years, but Florida State seems to be prepping for an NCAA Tournament run in 2017. That's what the Florida State administration is hoping after extending head coach Leonard Hamilton for two years. 

The Seminoles have now been to the NIT in 7 of Leonard Hamilton's 15 years as the head coach at Florida State.

Florida State will play either Valparaiso or Texas Southern in the second round if they defeat Davidson. If Texas Southern wins Florida State will host in the second round. 

Florida State did not make the NIT or NCAA Tournament in 2015.

The game against Davidson will be broadcast on ESPN 2.  


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