By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
January 2, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- 2018 was a strong year for Florida State. Not only was FSU the only program in the country to win two national championships, taking home the softball and soccer crowns, but they also nearly claimed a third, finishing as runners up in beach volleyball.
While a title wasn't in the cards, it was a strong run through March of 2018 for the men's basketball team, who made a run to the Elite Eight that nearly nobody saw coming.
It wasn't all pleasantries in 2018, though. While the baseball team turned in yet another 40-plus wins season, they lost a regional in which they hosted, and now have just one more season to get a College World Series title for legendary skipper Mike Martin.
The same script played out for the women's basketball team, too. They turned in their fourth-straight campaign of 25 or more wins, but fell to Buffalo in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
And, I don't need to tell you how Willie Taggart's first year at the helm of the football program went.
But, with the last calendar year in the window, which program will turn in the best 2019 for FSU? If Seminole fans are to be believed, it'll be done on the hardwood.
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There's not a lot to argue with. Between the men's and women's teams, FSU fans have seen just two combined losses this season and both programs are in the Top 25.
Leonard Hamilton's club has a chance to make a statement early in conference play, with two of their first three games in ACC play coming against two Top 4 teams in Virginia and Duke, the latter of which is at the Tucker Center.
Sue Semrau opened 2019 ranked #23 in the Coaches Poll and the women's team should be playing their best basketball by the time two of their toughest tests this year, against Notre Dame and Louisville, come.