Florida State had many things you like to see in a tournament team, like a handful of seniors, a deep bench and the ability to defend anybody. However, turnovers were a big problem all season long.
Florida State's run in the NCAA Tournament ended one round shorter than it went last season, when it lasted until the Sweet 16, as the 'Noles lost a 62-56 decision Sunday to Cincinnati in Nashville.
Bernard James wasn't the only hero Friday for FSU. Okaro White hit a big 3-pointer with a minute to go and then stole one extra possession for the 'Noles after Luke Loucks missed a free throw.
Not many fans figured FSU would be able to win an NCAA Tournament game -- any game, really -- with Michael Snaer being held scoreless. He was against St. Bonaventure, but Bernard James saved the day.
It wasn't that long ago when FSU used to get more fans at baseball games than basketball games. But the Seminoles have come so far on the hardwood, as evidenced by winning the ACC Tournament.
To their credit, the Seminoles did not do a bunch of celebrating after shocking Duke on Saturday. There was still a lot of work left to be done, like upsetting North Carolina on Sunday.
FSU has gotten the majority of its clutch shooting from junior Michael Snaer, and while Snaer did hit some big shots Saturday vs. Duke, it was actually senior Luke Loucks making the biggest one.
Florida State had a double-digit advantage on Duke in the second half, but the Blue Devils managed to come back and take the lead. The 'Noles responded and are now in the ACC Tournament final.