NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Bernard James scored 19 points and Florida State barely avoided a big upset, rallying to beat St. Bonaventure 66-63 on Friday in the NCAA tournament.
The third-seeded Seminoles (25-9) shook off a slow start and won their sixth straight game, including their run to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship last week. They will play sixth-seeded Cincinnati, a 65-59 winner over Texas, on Sunday in the third round of the East Regional.
Andrew Nicholson scored 20 points and Demetrius Conger had 14 for No. 14 seed St. Bonaventure (20-12), which was trying to win an NCAA tournament game for the first time since 1970.
Florida State used a 16-2 run to take its first lead with 5:15 left on a 3-pointer by Ian Miller. The Seminoles led as much as 60-52 on a dunk by Okaro White with 2:47 left.