Published March 14, 2014
Atlanta, GA – Greensboro, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Boris Bojanovsky's dunk with less than a second remaining put an end to Maryland's stay in the Atlantic Coast Conference, as Florida State earned 67-65 victory over the Terrapins in the second round of the ACC Tournament.
Maryland trailed by six with just under four minutes left, but Dez Wells scored four straight and a dunk by Jake Layman tied it at 63-63 with 1:49 to play.
After an empty trip for each team, Bojanovsky hit two from the line with 36 seconds remaining to put the Seminoles ahead and Wells countered with a pair at the other end with 15.1 seconds left.
Florida State worked the clock down and Ian Miller fired a pass inside to Okaro White, who was immediately double-teamed and fed Bojanovsky for the winning slam with 4/10ths of a second remaining.
Bojanovsky finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Seminoles (19-12), who enhanced their NCAA Tournament hopes and advanced to a quarterfinal matchup with top-seeded Virginia on Friday.
Miller scored 17 points and Aaron Thomas added 14 for Florida State, which had won three straight before ending the regular season with a home loss to Syracuse.
Wells and Seth Allen each scored 18 points for Maryland, which was a founding member of the ACC in 1953. The Terrapins (17-15), who are heading to the Big Ten next season, were coming off an emotional overtime win over Virginia in their regular-season finale on Sunday.
Florida State scored the first four points of the game and opened a 17-10 edge midway through the first half before Maryland battled back and took its first lead at 21-20 on a pair of free throws by Nick Faust with 6 1/2 minutes to play. Another Faust free throw gave the Terrapins a 34-28 advantage, but the Seminoles scored the final four points to pull within two at the break.
Maryland led by as many as five early in the second half and held a 43-42 edge with 14 1/2 minutes remaining, but went cold while Florida State ripped off 11 straight points.
Thomas fueled the run with a dunk and three on consecutive possessions, as the Seminoles grabbed a 53-43 lead with 10 1/2 minutes to play. Wells hit two from the line to stop Maryland's drought, but Miller followed with a three to extend the Florida State cushion to a game-high 11.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 84, Wake Forest 55
Greensboro, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Lamar Patterson poured in 24 points to lead Pittsburgh to an 84-55 drubbing of Wake Forest in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
Talib Zanna had 17 points and nine rebounds and Josh Newkirk added 10 points and five assists off the bench for the Panthers (24-8), who face fourth-seeded North Carolina in Friday's quarterfinals.
Coron Williams scored 16 points and Codi Miller-McIntyre had 10 for the Demon Deacons (17-16), who alternated wins and losses over their last six games.
Pitt jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the first 3:40 of the game before using a 10-5 run later on to stretch its lead to 21-9. An exchange of scores through the final 10 minutes left Wake Forest trailing 39-25 at the half.
Wake Forest came as close as 13 points down, 43-30, with 17:44 left before the Panthers ran away with the game over the remainder of the contest.
Final Score: NC State 67, Miami-Florida 58
Greensboro, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - T.J. Warren dropped in 24 points for the NC State Wolfpack, who pulled away for a 67-58 victory over the Miami-Florida Hurricanes in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum.
Ralston Turner added 22 points for the seventh-seeded Wolfpack (20-12), who will challenge second-seed Syracuse in the next round.
Rion Brown netted 22 points to pace the 10th-seeded Hurricanes (17-16).
NC State opened the game on a 10-2 run, but Miami responded with a 10-3 run of its own to keep things close midway through the first half. The Wolfpack would lead by no more than five points the rest of the period, entering the break with a 26-22 advantage.
The two teams continued to trade runs after intermission. First, following a jumper from Brown, NC State rattled off six straight points to take a 32-24 lead.
Just over three minutes later the Hurricanes pulled ahead, 33-32, with a quick 9-0 spurt. In response, the Wolfpack used a 10-2 run to take a seven-point lead.
They were also up seven with 6:41 to play, when Miami scored nine straight, capped by a 3-pointer from Davon Reed, putting it ahead 53-51.
However, the Hurricanes' advantage was short-lived, as Turner hit a pair of free-throws, after the teams traded turnovers, to start a decisive 12-0 run.
NC State' 26-7 scoring edge off of turnovers was a major factor in the decision.
Final Score: Clemson 69, Georgia Tech 65 (OT)
Greensboro, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - K.J. McDaniels scored 18 points as the Clemson Tigers won in overtime against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 69-65, in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum.
Damarcus Harrison had 12 points for the sixth-seeded Tigers (20-11), who will face third-seeded Duke on Friday. Rod Hall added 10 points and Jaron Blossomgame cleared nine boards.
Trae Golden finished with 23 points for the 11th-seeded Yellow Jackets (16-17). Robert Carter Jr. tallied 13 points and nine rebounds while Kammeon Holsey chipped in 10 points.
Georgia Tech shot 33.3 percent from the field in the first half as it led 29-27 at the break. Clemson made 42.3 percent of field goal attempts but took seven less shots.
The Tigers struggled from the floor in the second frame (.292), but were 12- of-14 at the free-throw line. After going down seven over halfway through the stanza, Clemson went on a 9-2 run to tie the game up at 51-51. With one second left in regulation, Georgia Tech's Daniel Miller connected on a shot to tie the game at 55-55 and send the game to overtime.
Clemson closed out the extra period on an 8-3 run to secure the win.
The Tigers shot an impressive 86.2 percent at the charity stripe on 29 attempts, while Georgia Tech was a mere 11-of-20 at the stripe.