Dick Vitale laments FSU's lost tournament season

NCAA basketball
Posted at 10:03 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 22:03:28-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida State men's basketball team had everything going for them in the 2019-2020 season. Senior Trent Forrest stepped up as a leader, they were healthy, they had experience, they were red-hot heading into the postseason, and many were wondering if this was the year for the Florida State men's basketball team.

For college athletes who compete in winter sports, their seasons ended when the NCAA canceled championship events.

If there had been a tournament, outspoken color commentator Dick Vitale knows who he would have seen celebrating a National Championship: Florida State.

"That's how impressive they were when I was at their games," Vitale said. "What I liked about them was their depth factor. Leonard Hamilton has a way of knowing how to match their strengths, knows how to take advantage of the players ability. Defensive minded team. I think they would have made a lot of noise."

Of course, we don't know how this season would have ended, but we do know this team was 26-5.

The Seminole were 16-0 at home, and they won the regular season ACC crown.

It's a season worth remembering, tournament or not