Florida coach Billy Donovan said he was humbled by Chandler Parsons' winning shot Sunday as the Gators pulled out a 62-61 overtime victory over N.C. State at the RBC Center.
Parson made a 75-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer to steal the victory.
"It was one of those shots where there was nothing diagrammed, there was no play," Donovan said. "It was just a guy who took the ball, and you talk about strange things happening. If the ball bounced anywhere except where it bounced, maybe a different guy shoots it."
At halftime, N.C. State fans started shouting out the name "C.J. Leslie," who was sitting in the crowd.
Leslie, a 6-foot-8 forward at Raleigh's Word of God Academy, withdrew his name as a State commitment last year and opened his recruiting. He is still considering the Wolfpack among his top schools. Smiling, he seemed to enjoy the attention heaped on him by the adoring student section.
N.C. State junior forward Tracy Smith has gotten into foul trouble early in games this season. On Sunday, he didn't pick up his first and only foul until the 1:15 mark of the first half.