. Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 30 points and Florida State held on for a wild 76-73 win over Clemson on Wednesday in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Montay Brandon added 17 points for the ninth-seeded Seminoles (17-15), who led by 20 with 9 minutes to play. They will play No. 3 and top-seeded Virginia (28-2) Thursday in the quarterfinals.
Rod Hall had a career-high 25 points for the eighth-seeded Tigers (16-15), who pulled to 75-73 on Hall’s free throws with 25.2 seconds left, then got the ball back after Florida State threw the inbounds pass away.
Hall drove the lane and put up a jumper that hung on the rim but refused to drop. Phil Cofer put the Seminoles up three with a free throw with 9.5 seconds left. The Tigers worked the ball to Gabe DeVoe, whose deep 3-pointer with about 3 seconds left bounced off the iron.