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ACC championship game: Heels & Seminoles

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ATLANTA,GA (AP) -- Kendall Marshall banked in a shot with 10.2 seconds remaining and No. 4 North Carolina edged North Carolina State 69-67 Saturday in a rugged game to advance to the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

C.J. Leslie, who led the Wolfpack with 22 points, fouled out with more than eight minutes remaining. North Carolina (29-4) lost its top scorer when Tyler Zeller picked up his fifth late in the game after scoring 23 points.

But it was a couple of non-calls that sent N.C. State into a tizzy. Alex Johnson went flying on Marshall's drive, but no whistle from the officials. The Wolfpack (22-12) got one more crack with 1.2 seconds left and Richard Howell thought he was fouled trying to get off a shot. A frustrated Howell had to be pulled away from going after an official by a couple of teammates after the play.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

ATLANTA (AP) - Florida State lost a 10-point lead in the second half before recovering to beat Duke 62-59 on Saturday, sending the Seminoles to only the second ACC tournament championship game in the program's history.

Michael Snaer scored 16 points, including a 3-pointer with 3:27 remaining that gave the Seminoles the lead for good. But No. 17 Florida State (23-9) had to survive some last minute scares - including missed 3-point attempts by Duke's Austin Rivers and Seth Curry in the final six seconds.

Florida State will face fourth-ranked North Carolina, the top seed, in Sunday's championship game.

The second-seeded Seminoles ended a run of three straight ACC tournament championships for Duke (27-6). Rivers led the Blue Devils with 19 points. Curry had 13.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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