No. 20 Florida State beats Virginia Tech 48-47

BRENT KALLESTAD Associated Press Published:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Michael Snaer's 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left boosted No. 20 Florida State to a 48-47 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night, keeping the Seminoles in a first-place tie in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Snaer, who had made only 3 of his 10 previous shots, hit the game-winner from nearly the identical spot he produced similar heroics in Florida State's 76-73 win at Duke on Jan. 21.

Ian Miller led Florida State (18-7, 9-2) with 11 points and Snaer had nine to help the Seminoles rally from a 15-point deficit early in the second half.

Erick Green led Virginia Tech (14-12, 3-8) with 18 points and was nearly fouled as he launched a last-second desperation shot that bounced off the rim as the buzzer sounded.