ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Rich hit a short jumper with 4.3 seconds left to lift Florida State to a 66-64 win over Georgia Tech Sunday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.
The Yellow Jackets had a chance to tie but Zack Peacock's off-balance jumper at the buzzer never had a chance, falling short.
Ralph Mimms had given the Seminoles (11-4) a 64-63 lead with 35 seconds left on a jumper. The Yellow Jackets (6-6) tied it with 9.4 seconds left by D'Andre Bell, who made one of two free throws before Rich got the out of bounds pass in his end and dribbled the length of the floor for the game-winner. Toney Douglas led Florida State with 22 points.
Rich and Uche Echefu each had 11 and Mimms 10. Anthony Morrow had 17 points for the Yellow Jackets and Bell added 15. Jeremis Smith had nine points and 11 rebounds.