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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BrooklynFans Of Books: Seth Davis On Coaches “Getting To Us”

Getting To Us: How Great Coaches Make Great Teams

By Seth Davis

Penguin Press, on sale today

Sports illustrated writer and CBS announcer Seth Davis has a new book, Getting To Us, which explores how nine coaches achieved their success.

Davis examines the methods of nine of the most iconic coaches of this era – Ohio State Football Head Coach Urban Meyer, Duke Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Connecticut Women’s Basketball Head Coach Geno Auriemma, Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers, Boston Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens, Michigan State Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tom Izzo, Syracuse Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jim Boeheim, Michigan Football Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, and Clemson Football Head Coach Dabo Swinney.

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ACC Season Awards & All-Basketball Team Announced

(Marvin Bagley III of Duke)

With a sweep of Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors, Duke’s Marvin Bagley III leads the 2017-18 season award winners and the All-ACC basketball team announced by the league on Sunday.

Bagley, leading the ACC in both scoring and rebounding heading into the postseason, was the choice for ACC Player of the Year by 37 members of the 57-member voting panel (15 ACC head coaches, 42 selected media) that cast ballots for this year’s postseason honors. Boston College junior Jerome Robinson placed second with 14 votes.

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Big East Tournament Week Events In NYC

(Madison Square Garden during last year’s Big East Tournament – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Big East Conference will once again be hosting a week of unique and engaging events which culminates in the crowning of the 2018 Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament champion on Saturday, March 10.

The Big East Tournament is the longest-running college championship event played at the same venue, and it will be played at Madison Square Garden for the 36th consecutive year, Wednesday, March 7 through Saturday, March 10.

The tournament starts Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET with longtime rivals St. John’s and Georgetown facing off in the first game, followed by a Midwest battle of DePaul vs. Marquette in the nightcap.

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Mullin On Facing Ewing & Georgetown In Big East Tournament

(Chris Mullin and Patrick Ewing at Big East Media Day back in October – Photo by Jason Schott)

St. John’s Red Storm Head Coach Chris Mullin took part in a tele-conference on Monday morning ahead of the Big East Tournament.

St. John’s, who enters as the ninth seed, will be taking on eight-seeded Georgetown Hoyas in the opening game of the tournament on Wednesday night at 7 pm. at Madison Square Garden.

During the regular season, St. John’s and Georgetown played two classics, both of which were won by the Hoyas.

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ACC Tournament In Brooklyn Starting Tuesday

(The floor is ready at Barclays Center – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament will be starting this Tuesday, March 6, at the Barclays Center.

The ACC announced the seedings and bracket for the tournament, which will run through Saturday night.

Regular-season champion Virginia, who finished the regular season with a 28-2 record overall, including 17-1 in ACC play, will be the top-seeded team for the third time in five years and the fourth time overall. The Cavaliers will receive a double-bye into Thursday’s quarterfinal round, along with No. 2 seed Duke (25-6, 13-5), No. 3 Miami (22-8, 11-7) and No. 4 Clemson (22-8, 11-7).

Led by Virginia, the ACC leads all conferences in the top 12 of the RPI, which is twice as many as any other conference. Virginia is first, Duke is fifth, and North Carolina is 12th.

The ACC leads all conferences with eight teams in the Top 50 and 11 in the Top 70. The ACC is also at the top with six teams listed in the Top 20 of overall schedule strength.

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