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FSU baseball rallies to win ACC tournament opener

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, Kentucky's Marcus Lee dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky forward Marcus Lee will transfer after withdrawing from the NBA draft, while guard Isaiah Briscoe plans to return for his sophomore season, Wildcats coach John Calipari said in a release Wednesday, May 25, 2016.  ((AP Photo/James Crisp, File) NY168

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, Kentucky's Marcus Lee dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky forward Marcus Lee will transfer after withdrawing from the NBA draft, while guard Isaiah Briscoe plans to return for his sophomore season, Wildcats coach John Calipari said in a release Wednesday, May 25, 2016. ((AP Photo/James Crisp, File) NY168

DURHAM, N.C. — Steven Wells hit a sacrifice fly to start a four-run eighth inning that helped Florida State beat North Carolina State 7-3 in Wednesday's pool play at the ACC baseball tournament.

Taylor Walls added a two-run single in the go-ahead inning for the fourth-seeded Seminoles (35-19), who trailed by two before tying it on Dylan Busby's two-run single in the sixth.

In other pool play, top seed Miami blanked Georgia Tech 4-0. FSU faces Georgia Tech today; Miami (44-10) faces N.C. State.

SEC: No. 4 seed Florida (44-11) opened play in the double-elimination conference tournament in Hoover, Ala., against No. 5 LSU late Wednesday. For the result, go to tampabay.com/sports.

Football: Pinellas Park DL commits to UF

Pinellas Park defensive lineman Jordon Scott grew up a fan of the Gators, especially quarterback Tim Tebow. Now he has a chance to play in the Swamp.

Scott, 6 feet 3, 348 pounds, orally committed to Florida on Wednesday night. He also had offers from FSU, Mississippi, Tennessee and North Carolina. "When I went to their camp in the summer and got to work out in the Swamp, I knew that's where I wanted to go," he said.

Scott had 84 total tackles and nine sacks as a junior. He is considered a three-star recruit and the state's No. 138 player, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. A 4.0 student, Scott said he plans to graduate in December and enroll at UF in January.

MORE Football: Conference USA has agreed to a deal with ESPN to televise five regular-season games and the league championship in 2016 and '17.

TENNIS: USF's Roberto Cid, the No. 2 seed, rallied for a 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 win against Texas Tech's Felipe Soares in the first round of the NCAA men's singles tournament in Tulsa, Okla., while Bulls teammate Dominic Cotrone upset Florida's Diego Hidalgo 6-4, 6-2. A pair of Gators, Elliott Orkin and Alfredo Perez, also advanced. On the women's side, UF's Belinda Woolcock advanced with a 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (9-7) win over Northwestern's Maddie Lipp. Virginia senior Danielle Collins of St. Petersburg, the No. 2 seed and 2014 singles champion, advanced with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Syracuse's Anna Shkudun.

BASKETBALL: Kentucky junior forward Marcus Lee will transfer after withdrawing from the NBA draft, while guard Isaiah Briscoe plans to return for his sophomore season with the Wildcats. … Indiana guard James Blackmon has withdrawn from the draft. As a sophomore last season, he missed the final 22 games after having knee surgery.

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