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Florida State basketball gets national props after blowout win over Louisville

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The Seminoles turned a deficit into a blowout

NCAA Basketball: Louisville at Florida State Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State’s comeback win over Louisville last night did a few things: put FSU in a great place come both ACC and NCAA Tournament time, assisted in its shot at a regular season ACC title and, thanks to a primetime television spot, put national media on notice that the Seminoles are for real.

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas spoke to our Matt Minnick after Monday’s game, heaping praise on the environment, but plenty of writers took time to acknowledge the team that Leonard Hamilton has built in Tallahassee.

The Athletic’s Seth Davis says what we’re all thinking:

CBS Sports Insider Jon Rothstein makes a great point about the difficulty that FSU opponents will face come tournament time:

When you outscore your opponent 50-27 in the second half, that is how you create a 26 point turnaround, as pointed out by ESPN’s Dick Vitale:

Analyst Jeff Goodman points out what a great season Coach Leonard Hamilton is having:

The March Madness twitter account has officially taken notice:

ESPN Insider Jeff Borzello calls FSU’s second half one of the best of the season:

Rob Dauster of NBCSports says what we’re all thinking. Trent Forrest caught a body on National TV:

CBSSports’ Matt Norlander keeps it short but to the point, FSU’s opponents need Deontay Wilder’s corner at the end of games:

The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie reminds FSU fans to enjoy Patrick Williams while you can:

Fellow Athletic writer Dana O’Neil makes a case for FSU and a 1-seed:

Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde described Florida State as relentless:

Local Louisville radio host Mark Ennis tries to calm Cardinal fans by pointing out that FSU’s roster is rare among this year’s field:

Seminole.com’s Tim Linafelt with a quote from Louisville Coach Chris Mack:

And finally, Rowlcast’s host and lover of wrestling gifs gives the tweet of the night for Florida State’s blowout victory:

Strong words of praise from numerous well-respected media members. For a few hours Monday night, all eyes were on Tallahassee and Leonard Hamilton’s Seminoles.