The Florida State Seminoles snatched victory from the jaws of defeat on Thursday night, coming back in the final minute to defeat Virginia Tech 48-47 on a game-winning three-pointer by Michael Snaer. The Noles were down nine points with just over a minute to play, and then staged a miraculous comeback aided by some Hokie missed free-throws that avoided the bad home upset.
The Hokies' Robert Brown missed two-free throws with ten seconds remaining to set up the game-winning three from Snaer. Ian Miller was the only Seminole to finish in double figures, scoring 11 points on four of 13 from the field.
It was a brutal game on the offensive end for both teams, and included one five-minute stretch with only one field-goal combined between the two teams.
The Seminoles fell in love with the three-pointer early, which inhibited any offensive rhythm Leonard Hamilton's club was trying to establish. In addition, FSU was miserable from the charity stripe, hitting just one of eight free-throw attempts.
But they escape unscathed, and now travel to North Carolina State looking to keep pace in first place with North Carolina.