Florida State Beats No. 1 Seed Xavier 75-70 In NCAA Tournament 2018 Round 2 [VIDEO]
Florida State vs. Xavier NCAA Round 2 score
The No. 9 Seminoles secured a 75-70 comeback victory over the No. 1 seed Musketeers in a second-round game in Nashville on Sunday night.
Only two No. 1-seeds will be playing in this year’s NCAA Sweet 16: Villanova and Kansas (who will face No. 5-seeds West Virginia and Clemson respectively on Friday).
FSU beat a top-seeded squad in the NCAA tourney for the first time ever.
Florida State went on a 7-0 run in the final 1:08 to secure their win over Xavier. The Seminoles converted 19 of 22 free throws and ended the game on a 31-14 run over the last 10:44.
For the second straight game, sophomore guard Trent Forrest was the best player for FSU. He finished with 13 points, five rebounds, three steals and three assists in 26 minutes.
The Musketeers led 34-32 at halftime thanks to a pair of free throws that came after a foul on center Chris Koumadje.
Caption:CINCINNATI, OH – FEBRUARY 24: Jalen Reynolds #1 of the Xavier Musketeers dunks the ball during the 90-83 win over the Villanova Wildcats at Cintas Center on February 24, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)