Xavier-Florida State preview: Game info; story/video links; prediction
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Here is a look at Saturday's Xavier-Florida State NCAA Tournament West Region second-round basketball game:
No. 3-SEED FLORIDA STATE (26-8) vs. No. 11 XAVIER (22-13)
WHEN/WHERE: 6:10 p.m. in Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.
OPENING LINE: Florida State by 5.5
RADIO/TV: WLW-AM (700)/TNT.
NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET: Click here for a printable bracket.
PREDICTION: Florida State 73, Xavier 70. The Musketeers are playing with house money now and that can be dangerous for opponents. They will likely need a better game from guard J.P. Macura than he had in the first round and it's hard to believe Sean O'Mara can duplicate his first-round performance. Despite Florida State's length it is not very good defensively so Xavier has a chance to pull off the win if it makes shots.
TOP 10 STORY AND VIDEO LINKS:
GoXavier.com: NCAA Tournament Central page
Local12.com: Video - Mack and Musketeers players preview game
Local12.com: PHOTO GALLERY: Season's worth of photos
Local12.com: Xavier's unsung heroes key win over Maryland
Local12.com/AP: Tall order for Xavier as Florida State 7-footers await
Tallahassee Democart (Tallahassee.com): Florida State team coverage
UMTerps.com: Florida State basketball team website