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North Carolina 92 Florida State 67

In a commanding performance, North Carolina showcased their dominance in rebounding as they routed Florida State with a resounding 92-67 victory in the ACC tournament quarterfinals. From the opening tip-off, North Carolina asserted their presence on the boards, consistently out-rebounding their opponent 48-22 and capitalizing on second-chance opportunities. Led by Armando Bacot 14 points, and 10 rebounds, RJ Davis 18 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, Harrison Ingram 9 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists. The Tar Heels imposed their will in the paint, controlling the game’s tempo and creating scoring opportunities both inside and out. The victory not only highlighted UNC’s prowess in rebounding but also underscored their depth and versatility on both ends of the court. With a balanced scoring attack and suffocating defense, the Tar Heels left little room for Florida State to mount any significant comeback, maintaining a comfortable lead throughout the game. North Carolina will play on Friday at 7 pm on ESPN against Pittsburgh.

 

 

Pittsburgh 81 Wake Forest 69

In a display of skill and determination, Pitt’s Ishmael Leggett showcased his basketball prowess by scoring a season high 30 points, guiding Pitt to a commanding 81-69 triumph over Wake Forest in the ACC tournament. Leggett’s stellar performance not only highlighted his individual talent but also underscored his importance to the team’s success in crucial matchups. His scoring outburst provided the offensive spark needed to propel Pitt past Wake Forest, solidifying their position in the tournament and earning Leggett well deserved recognition as a standout player. Pitt also had Blake Hinson 20 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and Jaland Lowe 11 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists. Pitt showcased their potential as a formidable contender in the ACC tournament, poised to make a significant impact as they continue their pursuit of postseason success. Pittsburgh will play North Carolina on Friday at 7 pm on ESPN.

 

 

N.C. State 74 Duke 69

In a thrilling upset, the N.C. State Wolfpack secured a stunning 74-69 victory over the Duke Blue Devils, propelling themselves into the ACC semifinals. Despite entering the tournament as the 10th seed, the Wolfpack showcased resilience and determination, outplaying their higher-seeded opponents throughout the game. Led by stellar performances from D.J. Horne 18 points and 4 rebounds, Mohamed Diarra 14 points, 16 rebounds, 2 assists, and Michael O’Connell 12 points and 4 assists. N.C. State displayed remarkable teamwork and composure under pressure, ultimately securing a historic win and advancing to the next stage of the ACC tournament. This victory marks a significant milestone for the Wolfpack, as they continue to defy expectations and make their presence felt in the ACC tournament. With their sights set on further success, N.C. State aims to continue their momentum and vie for a spot in the championship game, proving that they are a force to be reckoned with in college basketball. N.C. State will play on Friday at 9:30 pm on ESPN2 against Virginia.

 

 

Virginia 66 Boston College 60

In this matchup in the ACC tournament, Virginia managed to outlast Boston College in overtime with a final score of 66-60. Both teams displayed resilience and determination throughout the game, showcasing their competitive spirit on the court. Virginia’s strategic plays and clutch performances in overtime proved decisive, securing them the hard-fought victory. Despite a valiant effort from Boston College, Virginia’s persistence ultimately propelled them to success in this exciting tournament showdown. The game featured intense back-and-forth action, with neither team willing to back down. Virginia’s stellar defense and timely scoring allowed them to maintain a slight edge, while Boston College remained relentless in their pursuit of victory. However, in the end, Virginia’s composure and execution under pressure proved to be the difference maker. Virginia will play N.C. State at 9:30 pm on ESPN2. Virginia was lead by Jake Groves 15 points, and 11 rebounds, and Reece Beekman 11 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists.

 

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