Florida State defender Matthew Cleveland sank a buzzer-beating 3-point changeable to upset No. 13 Miami connected Saturday nighttime successful what was nan largest comeback triumph successful ACC history.
Florida State trailed by 25 points early successful nan 2nd half, but yet outscored Miami 54-28, thing Hurricanes caput coach Jim Larrañaga credited to a deficiency of energy.
Florida State players observe aft taking nan lead pinch a 3-pointer to triumph successful nan last seconds astatine nan Watsco Center connected Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, successful Coral Gables. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
"We played arsenic good arsenic we could successful nan first half," Larrañaga said aft nan game. "But it appeared to maine to commencement nan 2nd half that our artillery died. We didn’t person nan power aliases juice and it showed astir of each pinch our defense."
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With little than 5 seconds remaining, Jordan Miller seemingly deed nan game-winner to springiness Miami an 84-82 lead but nan Noles discourtesy was unrelenting.
Florida State defender Matthew Cleveland, right, reacts aft scoring nan winning handbasket against Miami, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, successful Coral Gables. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
"I knew they were going to celebrate," Cleveland said aft nan game. "If we get down and push, we’d get a decent shot."
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Cleveland did conscionable that and fired disconnected a 3-point changeable from heavy arsenic clip expired to headdress disconnected nan largest comeback successful ACC history to triumph 85-84.
The upset ended Miami's seven-game winning streak and knocked nan Hurricanes retired of nan outright lead successful nan ACC standings.
Matthew Cleveland, left, scored nan winning handbasket successful Florida State's 85-84 upset complete Miami, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, successful Coral Gables. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
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Florida State besides denied Miami’s hopes for a cleanable location grounds this play – they were 15-0 astatine nan Watsco Center entering Saturday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.