Terance Mann hit a wild off-balance runner with 1.8 seconds left in overtime to help 12th-ranked Florida State beat No. 16 Virginia Tech by 65-63 on Thursday in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals in Charlotte, N.C.
Mann’s shot from the right side rattled around the rim before dropping through the net to break a tie for the fourth-seeded Seminoles (26-6). The fifth-seeded Hokies (24-8) had a final chance, but Nickeil Alexander-Walker, who finished with 21 points, missed a desperation 3-pointer at the horn. It was the second straight week that Florida State beat Virginia Tech in an extra period.
In other action in Charlotte, Kyle Guy scored 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, and No. 2 Virginia (29-2) beat North Carolina State (22-11), 76-56, after trailing by 2 at halftime. … Luke Maye had 19 points and 9 rebounds to lead No. 3 North Carolina (27-5) to an 83-70 win against Louisville (20-13).
BIG EAST Myles Powell scored 29 points in the first half to set a tournament record and finished with 31 to lead Seton Hall (19-12) to a 73-57 victory against Georgetown (19-13) in a quarterfinal at Madison Square Garden that probably sealed N.C.A.A. fates. … Eric Paschall had 20 points and 10 rebounds as No. 25 Villanova (23-9) beat Providence (18-15) by 73-62. … Xavier (18-14) advanced with a 63-61 win over Creighton (18-14) on a tip-in by Zach Hankins with 21 seconds left.
BIG 12 Emmitt Mathews scored a career-high 28 points as West Virginia (14-19) pulled off a 79-74 upset of seventh-ranked Texas Tech (26-6) in the quarterfinals in Kansas City, Mo. … Xavier Snead scored 19 points to lead No. 15 Kansas State (25-7) to an 70-61 win against Texas Christian (20-13), which is on the N.C.A.A. bubble. … Iowa State (22-11) got five 3-pointers and 21 points from Talen Horton-Tucker in a 83-66 win against Baylor (19-13). … Devon Dotson scored 17 points, helping No. 17 Kansas (24-9) pull away from Texas (16-16) in the second half of a 65-57 victory.
BIG TEN James Palmer scored 24 points and short-handed Nebraska (18-15), shut down No. 22 Maryland (22-10) for a 69-61 win in the second round in Chicago. … Amir Coffey scored 10 of his 22 points in the final minute as Minnesota (20-12) held off Penn State (14-18) in overtime, 77-72. … Keyshawn Woods scored 18 to help Ohio State (19-13) bolster its N.C.A.A. hopes with a 79-75 win against Indiana (17-15).
SEC Bryce Brown scored all 17 of his points in the second half to lead No. 22 Auburn (23-9) to an 81-71 win against Missouri in the second round in Nashville. … Keyontae Johnson had 20 points and 12 rebounds to help the bubble team Florida (18-14) win, 66-50, against Arkansas (17-15). … 10th-seeded Alabama (18-14) kept its N.C.A.A. hopes alive with a 62-57 victory against Mississippi (20-12).
AMERICAN Christian Vital scored 25 points and Jalen Adams added 19 points and 6 rebounds to lead Connecticut (16-16) to an 80-73 win against South Florida (19-13) in Memphis. The Huskies will face No. 11 Houston in the quarterfinals.
PAC-12 Jaylen Nowell scored 24 points, and top-seeded Washington (25-7) held on for a 78-75 victory against Southern California (16-17) in the quarterfinals in Las Vegas. … Romello White scored 19 points as Arizona State (22-9) aided its N.C.A.A. hopes with an 83-72 victory against U.C.L.A. (17-16).
MOUNTAIN WEST Behind by 34-29 at halftime, No. 14 Nevada (29-3) shot 62 percent from the field in the second half in a 77-69 win against Boise State (13-20) in the quarterfinals in Las Vegas.
MID-AMERICAN Jeremy Harris scored 23 points for No. 18 Buffalo (29-3) in an 82-46 quarterfinal win over Akron (17-16) in Cleveland. … Eugene German scored 27 points to lead Northern Illinois (17-16) to an 80-76 upset of Toledo (25-7).
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