Gophers get Florida State 27 Mar 14

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Thomas scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half and Okaro White had 14 first-half points as Florida State defeated Louisiana Tech 78-75 to reach the NIT semifinal round. Louisiana Tech’s Raheem Appleby missed a pair of 3-point attempts in the final 7 seconds that could have tied the game.

Florida State will play Minnesota in the NIT semifinals on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.