GREENSBORO, N.C. - Boris Bojanovsky dunked Maryland right out of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Florida State's 7-foot-3 sophomore took a pass from Okaro White and threw down a dunk with 0.4 seconds left to lift the Seminoles past the Terrapins 67-65 in Thursday's second round of the ACC tournament, ending Maryland's six-decade tenure with the league it helped create.
Bojanovsky's dunk capped a tense final 2 minutes that saw Maryland fight back from an 11-point deficit and twice tie it. But the final basket advanced the ninth-seeded Seminoles (19-12) while marking the Terrapins' final league game as they head for the Big Ten this summer.
"It might be historical to some other people but it meant very little to us," FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. "We just wanted to go win. It was a very important game for us in terms of where we are."
Both teams arrived in Greensboro hoping to improve their chances to making it to the NCAA tournament. Now the Seminoles are headed into Friday's quarterfinals to face sixth-ranked and top-seeded Virginia.
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