Two teams that had an incredible late-season surge are facing off today in the NCAA Tournament, as No. 4 Florida State is taking on No. 13 Vermont with a trip to the Round of 32 on the line.
Florida State had a terrific regular season, going 25-6 with huge wins over LSU, Purdue, Virginia Tech and Louisville to their credit. But it was in the ACC Tournament where the Seminoles truly shined. In a stunning upset, the team knocked off Virginia to advance to the tournament final, where they lost to Duke.
Vermont cruised to a regular season title in the America East Conference, and dominated UMBC in the America East Tournament to clinch a seventh NCAA Tournament appearance. The Catamounts head into the game having won 27 of their last 30.
ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the Florida State-Vermont game.
ESPN’s computer model believes that Florida State has this game on lock. The computer model gives the Seminoles a 74.8 percent chance to win today's NCAA Tournament game.
The betting line certainly reflects the Florida State advantage. The Seminoles have a 8.5-point advantage over Vermont heading into this one.
The game will be played at 2 p.m. EST on CBS.