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Florida State, St. Bonaventure Match-Up In NCAA Tournament 2012

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Coming off their first ever ACC Tournament championship, the Florida State Seminoles will take on another conference tournament winner, St. Bonaventure. Led by Andrew Nicholson, the Bonnies upset Xavier for the first Atlantic 10 title in program history. But they will have to take on a Seminoles squad that took down the Tobacco Road powers -- Duke and North Carolina -- twice each, including two wins in the conference tournament.

No. 3 FLORIDA STATE

Overall Record: 24-9
Conference Record: 12-4
Conference Tournament Outcome Won ACC Tournament
Points Scored Per Game: 69.9
Points Allowed Per Game: 62.3
AP Ranking: 17
RPI Ranking: 22
KenPom Ranking: 21
Standout Player: Michael Snaer
Season In Review: FSU had a rough stretch in the beginning of the season, dropping three straight games. But the Seminoles had a very strong second half of the season in which they only lost three games TOTAL and won the ACC tournament.
Tournament Experience: 14-13, 13 appearances, 1 Final Four

No. 14 ST. BONAVENTURE

Overall Record: 20-11
Conference Record: 10-6
Conference Tournament Outcome Won Atlantic 10 Tournament
Points Scored Per Game: 70.8 pts
Points Allowed Per Game: 65.3 pts
AP Ranking: none
RPI Ranking: 90
KenPom Ranking: 51
Standout Player: Andrew Nicholson
Season In Review: The Bonnies came up on the losing end in several close games against good out-of-conference teams, some of which made the 68-team field (N.C. State, Temple). But they finished strong with three straight wins and a conference tournament championship.
Tournament Experience: 6-7, 5 appearances, 1 Final Four

 
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