GREENSBORO, N.C. — Anthony Polite hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:06 left, and No. 15 Florida State held off North Carolina 69-66 in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
Balsa Koprivica had a career highs of 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the second-seeded Seminoles.
They blew a 13-point lead, then rallied from five down midway through the second half to grind out a tough win.
FSU will face Georgia Tech in Saturday's championship game.
Freshman Caleb Love scored 13 points to lead the sixth-seeded Tar Heels.
Fellow freshman Kerwin Walton had all 11 of his points after halftime.