CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- With the clock winding down in a tie game, Florida State's Terance Mann pushed upcourt and launched a twisting off-balance shot that ended with him flat on his back, his feet up in the air and the ball rattling around the rim.

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Never a doubt, right?

"I knew," Mann said. "I knew it was going in."

Mann's shot with 1.8 seconds left helped the No. 12 Seminoles edge No. 16 Virginia Tech, 65-63, on Thursday in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals, keeping the Seminoles' hot hand with the wildest-looking -- yet nonetheless effective -- of shots.

Mann's shot broke a 63-all tie for the fourth-seeded Seminoles (26-6), who secured the win when Nickeil Alexander-Walker missed a long 3-pointer at the horn on a desperation inbounds play from the far end.

Mann, a Lowell native, had the biggest shot of the game, but the Seminoles had two other big ones to secure this one in a testament to their balance.

That included freshman Devin Vassell hitting a contested 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

"That's just how our team is," said Mann, who had 10 points and nine rebounds. "Whoever feels comfortable with the position they're in, they're going to do it. And we all have full faith in here in everybody to do so."

NO. 2 VIRGINIA 76, NORTH CAROLINA ST. 56

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Guy scored 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, and No. 2 Virginia rallied to beat North Carolina State in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals.


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Big man Jack Salt provided an unexpected offensive boost with a career-high 18 points for the top-seeded Cavaliers (29-2). Down 29-27 at halftime, Virginia shot 63 percent after the break and scored 49 points.

Virginia will play Florida State in the semifinals.

NO. 3 NORTH CAROLINA 83, LOUISVILLE 70

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Luke Maye had 19 points and nine rebounds, Coby White added 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists to fuel North Carolina in the ACC quarterfinals.

Cameron Johnson scored all of his 14 points in the first half to help the Tar Heels (27-5) extend their winning streak to eight games.

NO. 25 VILLANOVA 73, PROVIDENCE 62

NEW YORK (AP) -- Eric Paschall had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Villanova took control in final nine minutes to beat Providence in the Big East Conference Tournament quarterfinals.

Collin Gillespie added 19 points and six assists for the top-seeded and two-time defending champion Wildcats (23-9).

Villanova capitalized on a 17-5 run to beat the Friars (18-15) for the third time this season.