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NIT: Florida State vs. Minnesota

Posted: March 31, 2014 - 11:35pm  |  Updated: April 1, 2014 - 10:16am

NIT: FLORIDA STATE VS. MINNESOTA

When: 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York.

TV/Radio: ESPN2/WSOS (94.1-FM).

PROBABLE STARTERS

Seminoles (22-13)

10 Okaro White, F, 6-8

13.5 ppg, 6.6 rpg

50 Michael Ojo, C, 7-0

2.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg

25 Aaron Thomas, G, 6-5

14.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg

30 Ian Miller, G, 6-5

13.7 ppg, 2.9 apg

32 Montay Brandon, G, 6-7

7.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg

Gophers (23-13)

24 Joey King, F, 6-9

7.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg

55 Elliott Eliason, C, 6-11

5.1 ppg, 6.7 rpg

1 Andre Hollins, G, 6-2

12.1 ppg, 2.4 apg

20 Austin Hollins, G, 6-4

12.5 ppg, 2.3 apg

4 DeAndre Matheiu, G, 5-9

11.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg

The outlook: The Seminoles play the Gophers for the second time this season and the third time in two seasons. The winner faces either Clemson or Southern Methodist in the championship on Thursday. ... Minnesota beat the visiting Seminoles 71-61 on Dec. 3, 2013 and leads the overall series 5-4. The Gophers hit seven 3-point shots and turned the ball over only six times. ... FSU beat Minnesota 70-56 in 1972 in the Sweet 16. ... FSU reached the NIT championship in 1997 before losing to Michigan. ... Seminoles sophomore guard Aaron Thomas is averaging 23.0 points per game and shooting .548 (23-of-42) in three NIT games. As a team, FSU is shooting .510 overall in the NIT but is hitting .595 of its 3-point attempts (22-of-37).

When: 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York.

TV/Radio: ESPN2/WSOS (94.1-FM).

The outlook: The Seminoles play the Gophers for the second time this season and the third time in two seasons. The winner faces either Clemson or Southern Methodist in the championship on Thursday. ... Minnesota beat the visiting Seminoles 71-61 on Dec. 3, 2013 and leads the overall series 5-4. The Gophers hit seven 3-point shots and turned the ball over only six times. ... FSU beat Minnesota 70-56 in 1972 in the Sweet 16. ... FSU reached the NIT championship in 1997 before losing to Michigan. ... Seminoles sophomore guard Aaron Thomas is averaging 23.0 points per game and shooting .548 (23-of-42) in three NIT games. As a team, FSU is shooting .510 overall in the NIT but is hitting .595 of its 3-point attempts (22-of-37).