9:44 PM ET, March 20, 2011
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Florida State extends Big East's troubles by shocking 2-seed Notre Dame
CHICAGO -- The scene was familiar to any Florida State fan: Seminoles players doing the tomahawk chop in front of a rowdy crowd.It's not just for football games anymore.Bernard James scored 14 points, Michael Snaer added 13 and Florida State showed there's more to its game than defense with a 71-57 upset of second-seeded Notre Dame on Sunday night that sent the Seminoles into the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1993.
• Florida State advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1993 and for the fourth time in school history.
• The Seminoles, who lead the nation in limiting opponents' field goal percentage, held Notre Dame to 31.7 percent shooting and have held their past six opponents to a combined 34.3 percent.
• Bernard James had a team-high 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting. James is 20 of 25 (80 percent) from the field over his past four games.
• No. 10 Florida State will next face 11-seed VCU. With 12-seed Richmond advancing Saturday, three double-digit seeds in the same region advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
• Six of Notre Dame's seven losses this season came by double-digits.
• Notre Dame fell to 1-4 in round of 32 games under Mike Brey and are now 0-8 all-time against ACC teams in the NCAA tournament.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-48 (.458)||19-62 (.306)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-19 (.474)||7-30 (.233)|
|FT Made-Attempted||18-25 (.720)||12-19 (.632)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||25 (0/0)|
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