Virginia Tech's NCAA Tournament hopes finally took a turn for the better.
Officials reviewed and waved off Florida State guard Derwin Kitchen's seemingly buzzer-beating jumpshot, and Virginia Tech escaped with a one-point win to stay alive in the ACC Tournament.
With Virginia Tech trailing by one, Malcolm Delaney drove the baseline and found Erik Green, who made a jumper with 4.7 seconds left to give the Hokies the lead. It was just Green's second make on 13 field goal attempts in the game.
On the ensuing possession, Kitchen took the inbounds pass and streaked up the right sideline. He made a fade-away corner jumper as time expired that appeared to win the game for the Seminoles.
Officials reviewed the play, however, and ruled that the ball was still on Kitchen's fingertips when the buzzer sounded.
Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg rejoiced with his team as they moved on to the semifinals with the 52-51 victory.
Delaney had 16 to lead the Hokies, who trailed by as many as nine in the second half before coming back to win.
Bernard James had 11 points and Ian Miller 10 for Florida State. The Seminoles were still without leading scorer Chris Singleton.