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VIDEO: Michael Snaer’s fourth game-winner in the last two years

Brad Brownell, Michael Snaer, Rod Hall

Clemson head coach Brad Brownell, rear, watches as Florida State’s Michael Snaer works the ball around Clemson’s Rod Hall, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Anderson Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer)

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For the fourth time in the past two years -- and for the second time in the span of a week -- Michael Snaer has hit a game-winning three-pointer in ACC play.

After cutting Maryland’s lead to 71-70 with a jumper with just 46 seconds left on the clock, Snaer found himself wide-open in the corner after an Ian Miller drive, knocking down a three-pointer to put the Seminoles up 73-71 with just 1.1 seconds left on the clock:

Snaer’s shot will get the publicity -- hence, this post -- but credit must be given to Miller. He took on three defenders, drew the attention, and threw a perfect pass to Snaer while falling down. Snaer took a set shot with tons of time and space. Miller made it easy.

Dez Wells got a pretty good look, considering the circumstances, at a three at the other end that missed everything, and Florida State escaped with the win.

The win allows the Seminoles to stay just a game out of second place in the ACC while keeping their hopes of an NCAA tournament bid alive, while the loss drops Maryland to 3-5 in ACC play and, essentially, out of bubble contention unless something drastic happens.

Snaer finished with 19 points, four boards and four assists, and while he hasn’t been the all-american that everyone expected him to be this season, he’s single-handedly managed to keep Florida State’s tournament hopes alive. Last Thursday, Snaer banked in a three pointer to beat Clemson at the buzzer.