Snubbed yet again

The drought continues as the Florida State men's basketball team won't be playing in the NCAA Tournament.

A year after being snubbed by the NCAA Tournament selection committee, the Florida State men's basketball team suffered the same fate Sunday evening.

When the committee announced the 65 teams, the Seminoles, winners of seven conference games and contests against the likes of Florida and Duke, were not on that list.

The Seminoles were likely done in by a five-game losing streak that occured during the month of February when starting point guard Toney Douglas was sidelined with a broken bone in his hand.

Still, FSU had a viable shot at postseason recognition from the committee because they boasted one of the most difficult out-of-conference schedules in the country and posted a first round win over Clemson in this past weekend's ACC tournament.

"There is no way the kids in Tallahassee shoudn't be in," ESPN personality Dick Vitale said on the network's telecast of the selection.

"Xavier should not be in at the expense of a team like Florida State," ESPN analyst Jay Bilas added.

Head coach Leonard Hamilton and his team will now await their seeding in the National Invitation Tournament.

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