Michael Snaer’s 3-point shot as time expired lifted Florida State to a come-from-behind 60-57 win against Clemson Thursday night.
Snaer’s winning shot gave the Seminoles their only lead of the second half and their first since going up 16-13 early in the game.
Clemson led by as many as 12 early in the second half and was ahead 44-34 on a Devin Booker jumper midway through the final half before the Seminoles began to chip away.
Florida State’s Devon Bookert drained a 3-point basket from near the top of the key that tied the game at 57 with 44 seconds left and the Seminoles got the ball back with eight seconds remaining after a shot clock violation on Clemson, which couldn’t get a shot off in time.
Florida State (11-7, 3-2 ACC) was led by Kiel Turpin’s career-high 16 points, all in the second half.
KJ McDaniels and Booker led Clemson (10-8, 2-4) with 15 points each.
Percentages: FG .407, FT .667. 3-Point Goals: 3-16, .188 (McDaniels 2-5, Filer 1-3, Hall 0-1, Harrison 0-1, Booker 0-1, Roper 0-2, Jennings 0-3). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots: 6 (Jennings 3, Booker 2, McDaniels). Turnovers: 13 (Jennings 5, McDaniels 2, Hall, Smith, Harrison, Filer, Nnoko, Booker). Steals: 2 (Hall, Jennings). Technical Fouls: None.
Percentages: FG .413, FT .900. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364 (Snaer 2-3, Thomas 1-1, Bookert 1-1, White 0-1, Whisnant II 0-1, Gilchrist 0-1, Miller 0-3). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots: 9 (Turpin 4, Ojo, Bookert, Gilchrist, White, Bojanovsky). Turnovers: 15 (Turpin 4, Gilchrist 3, Snaer 2, Bookert, Brandon, Thomas, Whisnant II, White, Bojanovsky). Steals: 3 (Snaer, Bojanovsky, Whisnant II). Technical Fouls: None.
Att.–7,893. Officials–Karl Hess, Tim Nestor, Doug Sirmons.
VIRGINIA 74, VIRGINIA TECH 58
At Blacksburg, Va., Evan Nolte scored a career-high 18 points to lead Virginia (13-5, 3-2 ACC) past instate rival Virginia Tech (11-7, 2-3).
Virginia Tech, which trailed by double digits the entire second half, was led by Erick Green, who scored a career-high 35 points.
NO. 23 MISSISSIPPI 62, TENNESSEE 56
At Oxford, Miss., Marshall Henderson scored 28 points, and Mississippi (16-2, 5-0 SEC) rallied past Tennessee (9-8, 1-4).
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 69, THE CITADEL 54
At Charleston, Willis Hall scored 14 points and Adjehi Baru grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the College of Charleston (13-7, 5-3 SoCon) The Citadel (4-14, 1-7).
Mike Groselle led the Bulldogswith 17 points and nine rebounds.
SC UPSTATE 63, NORTH FLORIDA 57
At Spartanburg, Ricardo Glenn had 14 points and 15 rebounds to lead SC Upstate (10-10, 4-3 Atlantic Sun) past North Florida (8-13, 3-5).
WOFFORD 63, FURMAN 50
At Spartanburg, Spencer Collins scored a game-high 21 points to lead Wofford (8-12, 2-5 SoCon) past Furman (5-13, 2-5).
Stephen Croone led the Paladins with 14 points.
NO. 4 DUKE 60, CLEMSON 46
At Clemson, Tricia Liston scored 22 points as Duke (17-1, 7-0 ACC) beat Clemson (5-13, 1-6).
Nikki Dixon had 17 points to lead the Tigers.