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Miller wins it late

The biggest moments don't seem to be too much for him.

Ian Miller hit the game-winning shot with 0.6 seconds remaining in Charlottesville.

Neither do the opponents directly in front of him trying to alter or deflect his shot.

But when Ian Miller, contested or not, goes up to shoot with the game on the line, he's got as good of a chance as anyone to drain it. Ask Virginia.

Miller capped off the Seminoles comeback by hitting a three-point jumper with less than one second remaining to give Florida State the 63-60 win on the road.

Coach Hamilton's team erased an 11-point deficit with under five minutes to go - and did it without some key personnel.

Senior Bernard James uncharacteristically responded to a Cavaliers foul by kicking an opponent resulting in his ejection. And sophomore forward Okaro White fouled out.

Still Hamilton's team battled.

"That's not like him to have an emotional breakdown there, but we fought back," said Hamilton who earned his fourth consecutive 20-win season on this night. "Our guys became closer, I think they grew up a little bit tonight."

Miller, who led the Seminoles with 18 points off the bench, only had his opportunity to nail the game-winning shot thanks to the defense tightening up, Hamilton said.

Then, of course, Deividas Dulkys hit a pretty big shot, too. After a Luke Loucks rebound on the defensive end, Dulkys hit a three pointer of his own with less than two minutes to go to set Miller up for the encore.

In between that time, Florida State forced a missed shot and a turnover to prevent Virginia from regaining the lead they held for the majority of the second half.

"You can have those opportunities when you are defending on the other end," Hamilton mentioned.

"In these types of games, when you are playing this quality of opponent, you are happy with a win any way that you can get it. Especially on the road. This gives us a little momentum going into our final home game on Sunday."

The Seminoles will host Clemson on March 4th at Noon in the regular season finale and Senior Day. Florida State (20-9, 11-4 ACC) has locked up the No. 3 seed in the ACC Tournament which begins on March 8th.

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