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ACC Day 3: Duke, Led By Bagley & Allen, Powers Past Notre Dame

(Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski enters Barclays Center – Photo by Jason Schott)

Duke, led by big performances from Marvin Bagley III and Grayson Allen, pulled away in the second half and beat Notre Dame, 88-70 in the ACC Quarterfinals on Thursday night at Barclays Center.

Bagley led the way for Duke, with 33 points, 23 of which came in a second half in which he shot a near-perfect 11-12 from the field. He shot 15-23 overall on the night, including 2-3 on three pointers. He also did it on the boards, collecting 17 rebounds to earn a double-double.

Allen scored 23 points on the night, and 15 of them came in the first 10 minutes of the game. He shot a superb 7-10 on the night, including 5-6 from three-point range.

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ACC Day 3 Afternoon Session: Virginia, Clemson Win, Will Meet In Semis

(Clemson’s Elijah Thomas grabs a rebound against Boston College on Thursday afternoon – Photo by Jason Schott)

In the afternoon session of the third day of the ACC Tournament at Barclays Center on Thursday, Virginia beat Louisville 75-58, while Clemson beat Boston College, 90-82.

Virginia, the top seed in the tournament, and fourth-seeded Clemson will meet on Friday night at 7 pm in the semifinals.

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Big East Tournament: #1 Xavier Rolls By St. John’s

(The eye in the sky at Madison Square Garden – Photo by Jason Schott)

The St. John’s Red Storm’s roller-coaster ride of a season ended on Thursday afternoon when they lost in the Big East Tournament Quarterfinals to top-seeded Xavier 88-60.

St. John’s, who beat Georgetown on Wednesday night and were back on the floor at noon Thursday, hung in there for the first half, trailing by just four, 32-28, at halftime.

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ACC Day 2 Night Session: Notre Dame & North Carolina Move On

(North Carolina and Syracuse in action – Photo by Jason Schott)

The evening part of the second day of the ACC Tournament saw Notre Dame coming from behind to beat Virginia Tech and North Carolina rolling to a victory over Syracuse.

Notre Dame Figthing Irish 71, Virginia Tech 65

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish came back from 13 points down at halftime to stun Virginia Tech 71-65.

Matt Farrell led the way for Notre Dame, as he scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half. Farrell shot 5-13 from the field, including 4-11 from behind the arc, while also getting five rebounds and five assists.

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Big East Tournament: St. John’s Beats Georgetown Again

(Marvin Clark II driving to the hoop on Wednesday night – @StJohnsBball)

For the second straight year, St. John’s knocked off Georgetown on the opening night of the Big East Tournament, as they came away with an 88-77 victory on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

It will be a quick turnaround for St. John’s, as they will play at noon on Thursday against top-seeded Xavier.

St. John’s was led by Shamorie Ponds, who poured in 26 points on 9-14 from the field, with three assists and two rebounds. Ponds was named to the All-Big East First Team this past Sunday, so he certainly showed why he was worthy of the honor.

Justin Simon and Marvin Clark II had 16 points apiece. Simon shot 5-6 from the field and notched 10 rebounds for a double-double, along with six assists. Clark shot 6-14 overall and 2-4 from behind the arc, along with four rebounds and an assist.

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ACC Day 2: Boston College Stuns NC State

(Boston College’s Ty Bowman looking to make a play  – @BCMBB)

The Boston College Eagles, who entered the ACC Tournament as the 12th seed, upset the 5th seed North Carolina State Wolfpack, 91-87, on Wednesday afternoon.

Boston College got incredible performances from Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman.

Robinson led BC with 26 points on 9-20 from the field, including a three-pointer, with five assists, two steals, and two rebounds. Bowman had 24 points on 8-19 from the field, including 2-5 from behind the arc, with six rebounds and four assists.

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ACC Tournament Day 2: Louisville Rolls By Florida State

(Louisville’s Deng Adel putting up a jumper late in the first half against Florida State – Photo by Jason Schott)

Day 2 of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Barclays Center started with the Louisville Cardinals rolling to an 82-74 win over the Florida State Seminoles.

The final score of this game was not indicative of how much Louisville dominated this game throughout.

The Seminoles started out with a 17-4 lead in the first eight minutes, but it was all Louisville from there.

The Cardinals responded with an 18-3 run capped by a Deng Adel jumper at the 4:22 mark of the first half. That eventually turned into an elongated 27-5 run capped by a Ryan McMahon as time expired to give Lousville a massive 41-22 lead at halftime.

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CBS & Turner Sports Announce March Madness Programming Schedule

(From left: CBS’ Jim Nantz speaking, Turner Sports’ Ernie Johnson, Turner President David Levy, and CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus at March Madness Media Day Tuesday morning – Photo by Jason Schott)

CBS Sports and Turner Sports are celebrating the eighth year of their groundbreaking partnership covering the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

All 67 games of the tournament will be airing across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – with all games streamed on NCAA March Madness Live.

For the second time in three years, TBS will be providing complete coverage of the Final Four.

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Champions League: Red Bulls Win In Tijuana

(Bradley Wright-Phillips – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls, thanks to a pair of goals from Bradley Wright-Phillips, notched a big 2-0 win over Club Tijuana on Tuesday night at Estadio Caliente in the first leg of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals.

The Red Bulls’ two road goals gives them a major advantage heading into the second leg next Tuesday, March 13, at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls can advance with scorelines of 0-0, 0-1, 1-0, 1-1, 1-2.

The Red Bulls delivered Club Tijuana its first home loss in a CONCACAF Champions League match since 2013. Tijuana was previously 4-0-1 and had outscored its opponent, 13-3.

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ACC Tournament Day 1: Syracuse Outlasts Wake Forest

(Syracuse and Wake Forest in action – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Syracuse Orange are moving on after their 73-64 win over Wake Forest on Tuesday night at the ACC Tournament at Barclays Center.

Syracuse advances to take on North Carolina Wednesday night at 9:30 pm. The day begins with Fiorida State taking on Louisville at noon, followed by Boston College and North Carolina State at 2:30, and then the night session begins at 7:00 with Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.

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