Florida State University
While the confetti did not fall on Florida State (25-8, 12-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) at the ACC tournament in Brooklyn, New York this past weekend, the Seminoles remain strong contenders in March Madness. No. 3-seeded FSU first faces off against Florida Gulf Coast (26-7, 12-2 Atlantic Sun Conference) on Thursday in Orlando, Florida. After an impressive comeback in the second half but ultimately devastating 77-74 loss to Notre Dame in the semifinals, FSU is ready to fight. The road to Phoenix will not be easy and the Noles need to shoot more threes, improve on free throws, defend more aggressively and trust head coach Leonard Hamilton to make it to the Final Four. With a hunger for redemption, FSU is ready for a gold and garnet, tomahawk chop-filled March.