Mann and Vassell fired huge shots, bringing the FSU back to Hokies in the VAC semi-finals


Box Score: Virginia Tech 65, Florida State 63 (OT)

The college basketball playoffs are good for big shots. The Florida Seminoles earned two more to knock out Virginia Tech in overtime, 65-63, in the quarter-finals of the ACC tournament on Thursday.

With this win, the Seminoles (4-2) (No. 4) (26-6) will play next Friday at 7 pm (Virginia), the first Virginia seed. in the semifinals of the ACC tournament. The Cavaliers crushed N.C. earlier in the day.

After leading most of the match, the Seminoles were led by three points. There are only a few seconds left following a pair of baskets defeated by Virginia Tech's Kerry Blackshear Jr. center.

Devin Vassell, a freshman in FSU, has achieved the biggest blow of his young career – a 3-pointer from the left wing – to extend the game.

With only 1.8 seconds left in overtime, Terance Mann, a former FSU leader, delivered a decisive shot to give the Seminoles a 65-63 victory.

Vassell came off the bench to lead FSU with 14 points, against 10 for Mann and 9 for senior striker Phil Cofer.

It was FSU's second overtime victory against the Hokies (24-8) in less than two weeks; the Seminoles won 73-64 against Virginia Tech at home on March 5th.

The Hokies played their second game in two days on Thursday, after getting rid of Miami the day before.

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