Mar 18, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; Florida State Seminoles forward Phil Cofer (0) celebrates after defeating the Xavier Musketeers in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier on Sunday, No. 2 Cincinnati blew a 22-point lead to lose to No. 7 Nevada in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

And on Sunday night, No. 1 Xavier — also located in Cincinnati — blew a 10-point lead with under 10 minutes left to lose 75-70 to Xavier.

Florida State made an incredible 18-4 run in the game’s final 5:30. The Seminoles took a 71-70 lead with this PJ Savoy three-pointer in transition with 1:08 left, for their first lead since the first half:

And here was the final possession to close out the amazing comeback:

With the Xavier loss, only two 1-seeds — Villanova and Kansas — remain as we enter the Sweet 16 of this completely bonkers NCAA Tournament.

But Florida State gets to keep playing, and will take on No. 4 Gonzaga on Thursday in Los Angeles.

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