However, that dream did not transpire on Sunday, when the selection committee bypassed the Seminoles (18-13) after FSU dropped its last five games.
Still, the Seminoles will have the opportunity to make plenty of postseason noise in the NIT against Wichita State of the Missouri Valley Conference. The schools have never met.
FSU's women's team, meanwhile, also received a second chance, when it was selected for the WNIT. The Seminoles will travel to South Alabama on Wednesday.
The winner of that game will play Friday against either Richmond or South Florida.
Tallahassee, of course, will play host to the first two rounds of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament.
No. 1 overall seed Tennessee will play no. 16 Colgate on Saturday, while No. 8 George Washington faces No. 9 DePaul in the other first-round matchup.