TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Ticker) -- Jake Sullivan buried a pair of clutch free throws with seven-tenths of a second left as Iowa State held on for a 62-59 victory over Florida State in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.
The Seminoles rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit against Wichita State in the first round before winning in double-overtime. They nearly duplicated the performance on their home floor after a woeful first half.
Iowa State (19-12) had a 33-20 halftime advantage, holding Florida State to just 8-of-34 shooting in the first half.
The Seminoles opened the second half with a 27-14 run, forging a 47-47 tie with 7:10 left. But the Cyclones responded with five straight points to take the lead for good.
Florida State (19-14) climbed within 60-59 on Andrew Wilson's jumper with two seconds remaining and fouled Sullivan, who scored 19 points. He made both attempts from the line.
Curtis Stinson scored 13 points and Jared Homan added 11 and nine rebounds for Iowa State, which shot just 41 percent (24-of-59) from the floor but held a 46-37 edge on the glass.
The Cyclones face the winner of Tuesday's game between Boise State and Marquette in the quarterfinals Friday.
Adam Waleskowski collected 14 points and 12 rebounds as the Seminoles lost for the eighth time in 10 games.