florida state Guard Matthew Cleveland hit a three-pointer past the buzzer to defeat No. 13 Miami on Saturday night in what was the biggest comeback victory in ACC history.
Florida State trailed by 25 points early in the second half, but finally surpassed miami 54-28, something Hurricanes head coach Jim Larrañaga blamed on a lack of energy.
«We played the best we could in the first half,» Larrañaga said after the game. «But it seemed to me that going into the second half our battery died. We didn’t have the energy or the juice and it showed mostly in our defense.»
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With less than five seconds to go, Jordan Miller seemingly scored the game-winner to give Miami an 84-82 lead, but Noles’ offense was relentless.
«I knew they were going to celebrate,» Cleveland said after the game. «If we crouch and push, we’d get a decent shot.»
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Cleveland did just that and fired a 3-point shot from deep as time expired to cap the game. biggest comeback in ACC history to win 85-84.
The upset ended Miami’s seven-game winning streak and knocked the Hurricanes out of the outright lead in the ACC standings.
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Florida State also negated Miami’s hopes of a perfect home record this season: They were 15-0 at Watsco Center entering Saturday.
Associated Press contributed to this report.