|Erick Green #11, Malcolm Delaney #23 and Paul Debnam.|
Erick Green hit the go-ahead jumper with 4.7 seconds left, while Derwin Kitchen’s desperation shot at the buzzer was waved off as Virginia Tech edged Florida State 52-51 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Friday night.
The ball dropped through the net and the officials initially called it good, sending the Seminoles spilling oncourt to mob Kitchen. Meanwhile, Delaney and Green walked to midcourt with their hands on their heads in disbelief.
But officials soon reviewed the replays and reversed the call.
The Hokies managed just 19 points in the first half and shot free throws like Stevie Wonder, but they came out for the second frame with a different mindset and ground out an important win.