Robinson scored 26 points and fellow North Carolinian Ky Bowman had 24 for the 12th-seeded Eagles, who will face No. 4 seed Clemson on Thursday in the quarterfinals at Barclays Center.
The first game of the day features the Seminoles squaring off against a team that is so very on the bubble in Louisville.
On the season, Boston College basketball averages 76.2 points, 37.2 rebounds and 14.2 assists per game.
Josh Pastner describes Georgia Tech’s tumultuous season as a “perfect storm”.
Georgia Tech is a flawless 7-0 this season when out-hitting its opponent for the game and is 7-3 on the season when scoring five runs or more for the contest. No. 15 Pittsburgh (ESPN2/ACC Network), 2 p.m. Simms grew up in Central Virginia and played at Blue Ridge School. They’re just 3-12 at the betting window in their last 15 neutral site games.
No. 7 Virginia Tech vs. Tuesday 2 p.m. victor (ESPN2/ACC Network), 7 p.m.
North Carolina State did not back down, and an 11-0 spurt tied the game at 75-75 with four minutes left. As a team, the Jackets were sloppy throughout the game, totaling 13 turnovers in the game and 29 personal fouls. No. 4 Clemson, 2 p.m.
No. 2 Duke vs. Wednesday 7 p.m. victor (ESPN/ACC Network), 7 p.m.
Friday evening winners (ESPN/ACC Network), 8:30 p.m. Virginia is on a six-game winning streak, most recently defeating Louisville in the quarterfinals.
Head coach Tony Bennett has built a team that is remarkably strong defensively-and that has been the Cavaliers’ signature for years. “I think it’s big for this team as well”, Robinson said. “Keep trying to get better and keep knocking”. Nik Popovic coming off a 20-point performance against Georgia Tech picked up where he left off, scoring six in the half by going to the hoop.
Kevin Keatts is not sure if N.C. State finished the regular season with a résumé that merits a berth in the NCAA Tournament, but first-year head coach is able to recite some figures that just so happen to bolster the Wolfpack’s case. Nine different Tech pitchers have registered five strikeouts or more on the season entering play this weekend at Clemson. Marcquise Reed is averaging 16.4 points and 3.5 assists while Donte Grantham is averaging 14.2 points and 6.9 rebounds. Senior Grayson Allen is averaging 15.5 points per game and connecting on 86.3 percent of his free throws.
“We used to watch it every time it was the ACC Tournament, teachers would turn it on for us, so it was like a privilege”, Bowman said. In 19 second half minutes, Dorn held Robinson to just two field goal attempts at the rim, per Synergy. The BC duo has combined for 60 points over two tournament games, and has been one of the biggest reasons BC has gotten as far as it has in the first place.
The Boston College Eagles look for anther victory after beating NC State on Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets are also a ideal 4-0 against the number in their last four games overall, are 20-7 against the spread in their last 27 games coming off an ATS win, and have covered the spread in four of their last five neutral site contests.
Yurtseven’s teammate Freeman, who led the Wolfpack with 21 points, plans to take the opposite approach.
North Carolina ended the season on a slide, dropping their last two regular season games on a buzzer beater to Miami and at Cameron Indoor against Duke.
The tape quickly was banished but the Pack suffered a gut-punch of a loss to the Tar Heels in the semifinals.
Virginia simply always finds a way to win this season. They played three games in three days.
“The steal Jerome had was the biggest play of the night”, Bowman said, “just for us getting there and knowing that we had to have a smart play”.
After beating Duke and almost upsetting Virginia, BC hung with Clemson down to the wire at Conte Forum, ultimately losing, 74-70. “They’re a good basketball team that’s going to the NCAA tournament and win games”.