FSU Wins ACC Championship
ATLANTA (CBSMiami/AP) – The Atlantic Coast Conference championship title now belongs to Florida State.
Michael Snaer scored 18 points and 17th-ranked FSU used a barrage of 3-pointers to beat No. 4 North Carolina 85-82 for the ACC championship Sunday.
Florida State (24-9), which joined the ACC in 1991, won the men’s basketball crown for the first time, showing its 33-point blowout of the Tar Heels during the regular season was no fluke.
But this one went to the wire, as North Carolina (29-5) nearly came all the way back from a 16-point deficit in the first half. P.J. Hairston missed a tying 3 at the buzzer.
It was the first time since Maryland’s title in 2004 that a team outside the state of North Carolina won the tournament.
(TM and © Copyright 2012 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)