ATLANTA (AP) - 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 Saturday.
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 free throws.
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.