Following Florida State’s 76-69 victory over Vermont in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, Phil Cofer was given devastating news.
Cofer, who didn’t play due to a right foot injury, received a phone call that his father had passed away, according to ESPN.
Cofer’s father had a “long illness,” the outlet reported.
Cofer was not in uniform for Thursday’s victory over Vermont that propelled the Seminoles into Saturday’s second round against the winner of Marquette-Murray State in Hartford, Connecticut.
He battled injuries throughout this season, a year removed from being FSU’s leading scorer in guiding the Noles to the Elite Eight.