No. 4 Florida State has advanced to the second round and will face No. 5 Colorado in the round of 32. The Noles secured a hard-fought victory against No. 13 UNCG on Saturday while the Buffaloes blew away No. 12 Georgetown. Here’s what you need to know about these two teams before they face off.
Game date: Monday, March 22
Game time: 7:45 p.m.
TV channel: TBS
Location: Indiana Farmers Coliseum
March Madness Odds from Draftkings Sportsbook
Spread: Florida State -1.5
Moneyline: FSU -124, Colorado +104
No. 5 Colorado: 23-8 (14-6 Pac-12)
KenPom rating: 14 Overall, 16 Offense, 28 Defense
NET ranking: 15th (4-4 vs. Quad 1)
Leading scorer: McKinley Wright IV (15.5 ppg)
The Buffaloes coasted by No. 12 Georgetown without a hitch. Colorado secured an impressive 96-73 victory. Its strong start resulted in a 24-point lead at the break, and the Hoyas only managed to win the second half by a point. McKinley Wright IV put together a well-rounded performance and notched a double-double with 12 points and 13 assists. Jabari Walker unexpectedly rattled home a game-high 24 points for the Buffaloes. Georgetown was ice cold from the field and led by Qudus Wahab in points (20) and rebounds (12). He was one of two Hoyas who made more than three field goals.
No. 4 Florida State: 16-6 (11-4 ACC)
KenPom rating: 17th Overall, 11th Offense, 47th Defense
NET ranking: 25, (3-4 vs. Quad 1)
Leading scorer: MJ Walker (13 ppg)
The Seminoles edged out the Spartans in a close game on Saturday, and their leading scorer’s shooting struggles had a lot to do with how close the game was. MJ Walker only managed to score four points on 2-of-6 shooting, but RaiQuan Gray managed to pick up the slack and led Florida State with 17 points. Balsas Koprivica also stepped up his game and chipped in with 13 points and nine boards. The center’s efforts helped hold off UNCG’s Isaiah Miller and Keyshaun Langley, who combined for 33 points.