Florida State utilized a 17-5 run midway through the second half on its way to a 73-69 victory over Clemson on Thursday in the opening round of the ACC Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum. The Tigers, down by as much as 14 in the second half, battled to within two late only to see the Seminoles seal it from the free throw line. Clemson closed the season with a 13-18 record. Florida State will play No. 3 seed North Carolina on Friday evening. All three Seminole wins were by five or less against the Tigers this season.