No. 22 Notre Dame beats No. 16 Florida St to reach ACC final

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By: Associated Press
March 11, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) -- Steve Vasturia and Bonzie Colson each scored 18 points and No. 22 Notre Dame knocked off No. 16 Florida State 77-73 on Friday night to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title game.

The third-seeded Fighting Irish (25-8) will face fifth-seeded and No. 14 Duke on Saturday night for the ACC Tournament championship at Barclays Center.

Notre Dame has eliminated Duke from the tournament each of the past two seasons, including a semifinal victory in 2015 on the way to the Irish's first conference tournament championship.

Dwayne Bacon led Florida State (25-8) with 18 points.

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
March 11, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Disappointment for the Florida State Men's Basketball team. They lose to Notre Dame, 77-73.

By:Erin Lisch
March 10, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-FSU’s ultimate frisbee team is competing this weekend along with dozens of other teams from across the country, including the Fighting Irish.

FSU ultimate frisbee player Chente Ortiz said, "This is going to be a big tournament for us."

The Noles on the hardwood aren't the only ones fighting for a win this weekend.

"We really have to put our heart into this one," said Ortiz.

The FSU ultimate frisbee team taking on teams from across the country.

FSU ultimate frisbee player Gabe Azarcon said, "I’m really excited, we've been having a really good year, and I think it's a really good match up."

Notre dame is even here competing in Nole nation.

Heading south from Notre Dame competitor Collin Klenke said, "In enemy territory, it feels pretty good I’m pretty excited about that actually."

Some of the players say there are similiarities between basketball and ulitmate frisbee.

Notre Dame’s Marissa Ray said, The basketball players doing zone defense, we kind of do that sometimes we do man defense, like the positioning is similar."

Playing for the Irish for two years Pierce Witmer said, "All really passionate, all really competitive."

In Brooklyn both teams fighting for a win that same spirit happening back in Tallahassee.

FSU’s Rob Leds said, "I have no doubt in our team tonight, but if Notre Dame were unlucky to play us tomorrow then I think we could be able to carry the team"

"we're gunning, were gunning for first place," said Klenke.

"Regardless one of the FSU teams is going to come out with a W, whether it's them or us or hopefully both of us," said Azarcon.

A hope that the teams in New York and Tallahassee both come out victorious.