Giftastic Recap of the ACC Tournament So Far

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Let’s go around the ACC Tournament and see how things shook out on Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday – Second Round

Syracuse vs Pittsburgh:

Syracuse played fairly well before getting down by as much as 14 points in the second half. They stormed back but Pitt held on and notched a 1-point victory and move on to face North Carolina.

Syracuse fans:

Pitt fans:

The Verizon Center clock operator:

NC State vs Duke:

An exciting game from start to finish as neither team cared much for defense. State had a few slip ups late that ended up being the deciding factor as Duke won 92-89:

State fans:

Duke fans:

Basketball fans after that game:

Georgia Tech vs Clemson:

Hard to follow the pointsplosion that was NC State/Duke, but GT/Clemson tried sorta. Clemson raced out to a 9-point halftime lead that grew to 18. They crapped themselves and GT forced overtime. Where they won. Because of course.

Clemson fans:

Georgia Tech fans:

The Media covering the tournament:

Florida State vs Virginia Tech:

Florida State never really stood a chance here and it feels weird to say that given what I thought about VT at the beginning of the year. Florida State never led, though I do think they tied it once.

Florida State fans:

Virginia Tech fans:


Thursday – Quarterfinals

Pitt vs North Carolina:

Pitt hung in there until about midway through the second half and woo boy did the dam burst then. Carolina exploded en route to a 17-point win.

Pitt fans:

UNC fans:

Notre Dame vs Duke:

After putting up a thriller against NC State, Duke looked to keep it going against Notre Dame. They had no issues there, but foul trouble and going scoreless for 8 minutes allowed Notre Dame to come back from a 16-point deficit to win 84-79 in overtime.

Duke fans:

Notre Dame fans:

Georgia Tech vs Virginia:

What do you want me to say? Virginia is very good and Georgia Tech isn’t and so Virginia beat them silly.

GT Fans:

Virginia Fans:

Virginia Tech vs Miami:

Pretty sleepy first half with Miami taking a 33-32 lead into halftime and then both teams came out and scored all the points. 105 combined between them with VT’s Seth Allen scoring 31 in a losing effort. Cat Barber feels ya, dude.

Virginia Tech fans:

Miami fans: