GREENSBORO, NC - Day two of the 61st annual ACC tournament will get back underway Thursday.
Miami beats Virginia Tech 57-53 in ACC tourney
Erik Swoope and Miami didn't figure out how to beat the Atlantic Coast Conference's worst team until the league tournament.
Swoope scored 14 points and hit the go-ahead basket with 2:42 left to help the Hurricanes beat Virginia Tech 57-53 in Wednesday's first round, their first win in three tries against a team unable to beat anyone else in league play.
Rion Brown scored 15 points to lead the 10th-seeded Hurricanes (17-15), who hit four free throws in the final 8 seconds to hang on against the last-place Hokies (9-22). Miami shot just 39 percent but the reigning tournament champion did just enough to advance, hitting 16 of 19 free throws.
Georgia Tech tops Boston College 73-70 in OT
Trae Golden isn't as quick as he used to be. When it counted most, he dug down to find enough quickness to create -- and make -- Georgia Tech's most important shot of its postseason opener.
Golden's three-point play with 35.3 seconds left in overtime helped the Yellow Jackets beat Boston College 73-70 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Robert Carter Jr. had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Marcus Georges-Hunt added 18 points and Golden -- who has been fighting a nagging groin injury -- finished with 14 points for the 11th-seeded Yellow Jackets (16-16).
Wake Forest beats Notre Dame 81-69 at ACC tourney
Postseason basketball brings out the best in Wake Forest's Coron Williams.
He scored a season-high 25 points and the Demon Deacons beat Notre Dame 81-69 on Wednesday in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Williams -- a transfer from Robert Morris who holds the Northeast Conference tournament record with eight 3s in a game -- hit four in this one for 12th-seeded Wake Forest (17-15).
Conference award winners:
On Tuesday, winners for the conference awards were announced. North Carolina State’s T.J. Warren was named ACC Player of the Year, while Duke’s Jabari Parker won Rookie of the Year. Virginia’s Tony Bennett received the nod for Coach of the Year, and Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels rounded out the awards with the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year.
According to The Associated Press, Warren is the league's leading scorer with an average of nearly 25 points per game and makes an ACC-best 53 percent of his shots.
Warren ended the regular season with back-to-back 40-point performances against Pittsburgh and Boston College — the first time that's happened since Georgia Tech's Kenny Anderson did it in 1990.
Click here to see images from the conclusion of the ACC regular season.
On Friday, No.1 Virginia, No. 4 North Carolina, No. 2 Syracuse, and No. 3 Duke, respectively, will play against second round winners. The semifinals will be played Saturday, and the final game on Sunday at 1 p.m. will determine who the ACC sends to the big dance.
Some of the ACC’s biggest supporters during games will have some fun off the court on Friday. According to the conference, the teams’ mascots will participate in a Read 2 Succeed Assembly at a local elementary school and visit Brenner Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as part of an outreach initiative for the tournament.
WSOC-TV Sports will follow tournament play closely and provide updates as the ACC tournament continues.