N.C. State’s only regular-season game with Miami left the Wolfpack with a heartbreaking, last-second loss. The Hurricanes quickly took the suspense out of Saturday’s rematch in the ACC Tournament semifinals.
Almost from the half a second that Miami’s Reggie Johnson tipped in the game-winning basket at PNC Arena on Feb. 2, N.C. State has wanted another crack at the Hurricanes. That day has finally arrived.
N.C. State may finally become the powerhouse everyone expected it to be. Facing a team that was fighting for an NCAA Tournament berth, the Wolfpack dominated Virginia 75-56 in an ACC Tournament quarterfinal Friday at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Michael Snaer hit four free throws in the final 22.4 seconds to help reigning champion Florida State hold off Clemson 73-69 on Thursday night in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Snaer finished with 10 points for the sixth-seeded Seminoles (18-14), who let a 14-point lead with 3 minutes left slip to a single bucket late. But his last two free throws with 6.9 seconds showing made it a two-possession game and helped FSU hang on.
When N.C. State played Virginia Tech during the regular season, Erick Green posted 29 points and forced the Wolfpack to pull out a four-point win in overtime. Early in Thursday’s ACC Tournament opening round matchup at the Greensboro Coliseum, it appeared he might put up similar numbers. But a healthier Lorenzo Brown, who dished out 12 assists, clamped down on defense to spark the Pack to an 80-63 win.
What could be a wide-open 60th ACC Basketball Tournament opens today at the Greensboro Coliseum with Boston College taking on Georgia Tech (noon, WRAL/ESPNU).
The historic accomplishment of leading the nation in scoring helped Virginia Tech’s Erick Green make history in another way on Tuesday.
The ACC will grow to a 15-team league for all of its sports but football beginning this summer.
N.C. State's Richard Howell, Miami's Shane Larkin, Virginia Tech's Erick Green, Virginia's Joe Harris join Duke star Mason Plumlee on all-ACC first team. Duke's Seth Curry (2nd team) and Quinn Cook (3rd team), UNC's Reggie Bullock and James Michael McAdoo (2nd) and State's Lorenzo Brown (2nd team) and C.J. Leslie (3rd team) round out area all-ACC list.
Freshman Devon Bookert scored a career-high 18 points, Michael Snaer added 17 and Florida State fought back from an eight-point deficit in the second half to beat North Carolina State 71-67 on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.Scott Wood's 18 points led North Carolina State, which could lose out on a first-round bye in next week's ACC tournament if Virginia defeats Maryland on Sunday.
Wolfpack to face Duke, Boston College meets UNC in quarterfinal women's tournament action today.
C.J. Leslie had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help N.C. State beat Wake Forest 81-66 on Wednesday night in its final home game.
Duke and North Carolina have combined to win 11 of the past 13 ACC women’s basketball tournaments, and both schools have put themselves in a good position to win the title again this year.
Two players from regular-season champion Duke lead the All-ACC women’s basketball first teams.