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Florida State Trounces Murray State; Florida Loses to Michigan

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    Terance Mann #14 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates the play against the Murray State Racers in the second half during the second round of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at XL Center on March 23, 2019 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    Mfiondu Kabengele scored 22 points, Terrance Mann added 18 and Florida State slammed Murray State 90-62 Saturday to advance to the West regional semifinal of the NCAA Tournament.

    Florida State (29-7) is in the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year, the first time FSU has pulled that off since 1992-93.

    Murray State point guard Ja Morant, who posted a triple-double against Marquette in the first round, dazzled for a half against FSU, going 5 for 5 from 3-point range. He finished with 28 points, but the 12th-seeded Racers (28-5) were no match for the Seminoles, who hit eight of their first 11 shots from behind the arc and led by 16 at halftime.

    MICHIGAN 64, FLORIDA 49

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jordan Poole scored 19 points and Michigan is back in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year after pulling away from Florida in the second round.

    Michigan (30-6), the No. 2 seed in the West Region, has reached the Sweet 16 five times in seven years.

    Zavier Simpson had nine points, nine rebounds and nine assists, while 7-foot-1 Jon Teske had eight points to go with 10 rebounds for the Wolverines.

    The 10th-seeded Gators (20-16) shot just 29 percent in the second half and were held to their lowest point total of the season. Michigan outscored the Gators 13-5 to end the game.

    Jalen Hudson had 11 points for the Gators, who kept it close in the first half by making 6 of 12 3-pointers.

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