December 22, 2014
No. 1 North Carolina has been knocked out of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Toney Douglas scored 27 points and No. 22 Florida State held on
for a 73-70 victory over the Tar Heels in the ACC semifinals
Tyler Hansbrough had 22 points and 12 rebounds, but he lost
control of the ball trying to get inside for a shot with about 20
seconds remaining and North Carolina trailing 71-70. Florida
State's Derwin Kitchen scooped it up, was fouled and hit two clutch
The Tar Heels (28-4) had two shots at sending the game to
overtime. Wayne Ellington, who led North Carolina with 24 points,
missed from beyond the arc. Danny Green got the rebound but missed
his 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Florida State (25-8) advance to its first ACC final in school
history. The Seminoles will meet with Maryland or Duke on Sunday.