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Florida State Vs. Virginia Recap: Seminoles Pull Off Improbable Comeback Capped Off By Ian Miller Game-Winner

The Florida State Seminoles snapped a two-game ACC losing streak on Thursday night, beating the Virginia Cavaliers 63-60 in Charlottesville. FSU trailed for almost the entire last 15 minutes and this one appeared over, as the Cavs were cruising and looking to hand the Noles their third straight loss. But the Seminoles ended the game on a 16-2 run, evening it up at 60 with thirty seconds to go. On their final possession, Ian Miller would drill a fall away three pointer in front of the Seminoles bench to give FSU the 63-60 lead with .8 seconds remaining. Miller was huge in the second half, scoring 15 of his team-high 18 points in the final 20 minutes.

It was an incredible comeback for Leonard Hamilton's club, which is now firmly positioned to have a first round bye in the ACC tournament. This game was all but over after Benard James was thrown out with a flagrant two foul for kicking Joe Harris. But the Noles rallied to pull out the improbable win. Michael Snaer and Xavier Gibson joined Miller in double figures, adding 12 a piece.

FSU now wraps up the regular season against Clemson on Sunday afternoon in Tallahassee.

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