Florida State basketball, football, and recruiting news: March Madness begins for FSU

Basketball:

Florida State, the 4-seed in the West Region, plays the 13-seed Vermont Catamounts in their first game of the NCAA Tournament. The matchup will be played in Hartford, CT and broadcast at 2 pm on TBS.

In case you missed it, we provided a full scouting report on FSU’s 1st round opponent.

A big focus for head coach Leonard Hamilton will be stopping Vermont’s Anthony Lamb. Lamb was voted as the America East conference player of the year, and was chosen by ESPN.com as the 25th-best player in the NCAA Tournament. (VIP)

Florida State opened as a double-digit favorite over the Catamounts, but that spread has been shrinking over the past few days.

You look good, you feel good. You feel good, you play good.

One contributor from ESPN.com thinks the ’Noles have the potential to reach the Final Four.

The website also ranked all 68 of the head coaches in the NCAA Tournament based on how good they were as college players. Look out for Hamilton near the top of the list.

Tomahawk Nation’s Michael Rogner breaks down the economic impact that March Madness has had for FSU and the entire Atlantic Coast Conference.

Football:

Florida State’s offensive line was a mess in 2018. It’s a position group that must improve if FSU is going to have more success this season. But, which players are going to lead that improvement?

Right now, that’s still to be determined, but we analyzed some potential personnel groupings in this article. Be sure to vote for your preferred combination in the poll.

Recruiting:

Florida State made the top 10 for 2020 recruit Jaheim Bell. Bell is listed as an athlete, and plays for Valdosta High School in Valdosta, GA.

The Seminoles have extended an offer to 2021 defensive back GaQuincy McKinstry. McKinstry plays for Pinson Valley High School in Pinson, AL.

Baseball:

The ’Noles scored a comeback victory against Florida International on Wednesday afternoon

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