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FSU opens NCAA Tournament vs. UNC Greensboro

Florida State knew it was headed to Indianapolis for the NCAA Tournament. Now the Seminoles can begin scouting their opponent.

The No. 4 seed Seminoles (16-6) will open play in the field of 68 on Saturday against UNC Greensboro (21-8), which won the Southern Conference. If FSU wins, the Seminoles will face the Colorado-Georgetown winner on Monday. FSU had been projected as a No. 4 seed by ESPN.com and CBSSports.com bracketologists.

FSU is in the NCAA Tournament field for the fifth straight season, counting the pandemic-shortened season last March when the Seminoles were the ACC’s regular-season champions and declared the recipient of the automatic bid. Under coach Leonard Hamilton, the Seminoles have played in the NCAA Tournament in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017 and 2018, 2019 and 2021 seasons.

Seven ACC schools made the NCAA Tournament field: FSU, No. 4 seed Virginia, No. 7 seed Clemson, No. 8 seed North Carolina, No. 9 seed Georgia Tech, No. 10 seed Virginia Tech and No. 11 seed Syracuse. Louisville is one of four teams on standby as replacement 1, meaning if any team can not play due to COVID reasons the Cardinals would be able to fill in.

Former FSU assistant Dennis Gates, now the head coach at Cleveland State, is in the NCAA Tournament as a No. 15 seed and will face No. 2 seed Houston on Friday. C.J. Walker, who transferred from FSU to Ohio State, is also in the NCAAs. The Buckeyes are a No. 2 seed and will open against Oral Roberts.

Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois and Michigan earned No. 1 seeds.

Game times should be announced later Sunday or Monday.

The Seminoles’ stat leaders can be viewed here.

UNC Greensboro’s stat leaders can be viewed here.

A full NCAA Tournament bracket can be viewed here.