Noles Nip Heels For ACC Title

ATLANTA -- Goodbye, Tobacco Road. The Atlantic Coast Conference championship is heading to the Sunshine State.

Michael Snaer scored 18 points and 17th-ranked Florida State 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.

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  • by HEELS FAN on Mar 13, 2012 at 04:21 AM
    I can't believe we lost! We are so much better than they are!
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Mar 11, 2012 at 10:02 PM
    Well it looks like Wal-Mart lost a lot of dollars off of conference championship T-shirt revenue in the North Carolina Wal-Marts after Duke, UNC, and N.C. State all lost.
  • by samIam on Mar 11, 2012 at 06:18 PM
    I feel like the Grinch, my heart is swelling inside my chest after hearing the glorious news that the heels lost to FSU. So come on heel fans, what happened? Was it coaching? Refs? Weight difference in the ball? Daylight savings? No Wal-mart shopping this year for your ACC Championship T's......Bummer
  • by state fan too on Mar 11, 2012 at 04:10 PM
    Pack ya bags and head back to chapel hill, so glad tarheels got beat today, way to go FSU!!! When you get too sure of yourself sometimes you blow it
  • by Fred Location: NC on Mar 11, 2012 at 02:52 PM
    Okay, time now for the "ACC tournament champion is not as good as being the regular season champion" talk from the heel fans. The only "ACC champion" is the tournament champion.....FSU.
  • by state fan on Mar 11, 2012 at 02:33 PM
    I was pulling for the ACC NC team. I will all thru March madness, wish it would come down to two NC ACC teams final two.
  • by Roy Location: NC on Mar 11, 2012 at 02:27 PM
    Oh, boo hoo hoo hoo hoo. I lost.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Mar 11, 2012 at 02:00 PM
    It's nice to see Florida State take the ACC Championship instead of UNC, Duke, or N.C. State. I'll pull for them in the NCAA tournament.
  • by ABC on Mar 11, 2012 at 01:24 PM
    Ha, Ha, Ha!!! Carolina had the officals on their side once again and LOST!!! Tarheels were given 24 free throw attempts compared to Seminoles 11 attempts. With the refs in Roy's pocket they STILL LOST!!!

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