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ACC Basketball Tournament 2011 Bracket Update: Virginia Tech Storms FSU In Buzzer Drama

Virginia Tech came back to beat Florida State, 52-51, to advance to a game away from the ACC Tournament final. FSU led by as many as 10 just before halftime, with the Hokies pulling within one late in the second half and a tie with just under two minutes to go. With four seconds left, Erick Green drilled a jumper from just inside the three-point line to give Tech the edge.

FSU responded with a buzzer-beater that would've given FSU the win -- had it actually beaten the buzzer. (Updated ACC tourney bracket below all this.)

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The shot was reviewed, and the Hokies were declared the winners.

Duke awaits the victors in Saturday's semifinals. The Blue Devils may have been pulling for FSU, having already lost once to Virginia Tech this season -- and that was with a full-strength Nolan Smith. Duke beat the Noles 66-61 in Tallahassee in their only encounter this season. Can the Hokies make it two out of three? 

For more on this game, Hokies fans should head to Gobbler Country, and Noles fans should join Tomahawk Nation.

Updated ACC tournament bracket (all times EST):

Thursday, March 10 - First Round

No. 9 Miami def. No. 8 Virginia Cavaliers, 69-62
No. 5 Boston College def. No. 12 Wake Forest, 81-67
No. 7 Maryland def. No. 10 NC State, 75-67
No. 6 Virginia Tech def. No. 11 Georgia Tech, 59-43

Friday, March 11 - Quarterfinals

No. 1 North Carolina def. Miami, 61-59
No. 4 Clemson def. Boston College, 70-47
No. 2 Duke vs. Maryland, 87-71
Virginia Tech def. FSU, 52-51

Saturday, March 12 - Semifinals

UNC vs. Clemson, 1 p.m., ACC Network/ESPN
Duke vs. Virginia Tech, 3 p.m., ACC Network/ESPN

Sunday, March 13 - Championship

Championship Game, 1 p.m., ACC Network/ESPN

For more on other college basketball tournaments, visit SB Nation's NCAA Basketball hub.


Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.