March 20, 2005
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NCAA Division I Florida State posted its third straight first-round win this evening. The team recorded a 96-57 first-round win over Appalachian State in 1991, and a 72-70 first-round victory over Tulane in 2001. The Seminoles have not won a second-round game. Florida State improved to 24-7 overall with tonight’s win. Five of the team’s seven losses have come against the tournament field. The Seminoles now own a 7-5 record against the tournament field after tonight’s victory. Florida State and Richmond met for the third time in their respective history, with the Seminoles now holding a 2-1 lead. Tonight’s game was the first time a game in this series was decided by double digits. Florida State had five players in double digits tonight, the first time that’s happened in regulation this season. The Seminoles did post five players in double digits in a win over Virginia Tech earlier this season, but that game went to triple overtime. The team played its first game tonight since a loss in the ACC tournament on March 5, a span of 15 days. Tonight’s game was just the third for the team in the last 29 days.
Women’s Basketball Tournament
First Round – March 20, 2005
Gampel Pavilion – Storrs, Conn.