We knew the NCAA tournament was out of reach, and we figured the NIT was out of reach as well. FSU was invited to the CBI, but turned it down according to SID Chuck Walsh. Now the season is over, and Florida State can focus on getting healthy and getting ready for next year. [EDIT: All but one power conference team turned down the CBI. In other news, bye bye CBI.]
Florida State has a top five recruiting class coming in, headlined by McDonald's All American Dwayne Bacon. And there is only one senior - Kiel Turpin - on the roster. Assuming everything proceeds as planned, the Noles should see a much improved team next year.
This year's team knew they were losing Ian Miller and Okaro White, but they didn't know they were losing Aaron Thomas as well. That's an awful lot to overcome. Ken Pomeroy has a metric which measures experience based on how much guys play, and the Seminoles ranked 299th this year.
The good news is that the young guys ended up getting more minutes than they otherwise would have, and Xavier Rathan-Mayes spent most of the year playing point guard, which is a position he'll return to next year.