Duke rolls past Notre Dame in ACC quarterfinal

12 March, 2018, 12:17 | Author: Judy Cobb
  • Duke forward Wendell Carter Jr and Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson battle for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference men's tournament Thursday

With momentum finally in hand, Bonzie Colson pounded his chest and screamed in triumph.

Notre Dame, the No. 10 seed in the ACC tournament, arrived on Flatbush Ave.in need of a solid showing to prove worthy of a bid to the NCAA tournament. But in the month of March, inexplicable things tend to pile up in droves.

In what is sure to be one of the most talked-about games in recent Virginia Tech history, the Hokies lost 71-65 to Notre Dame Wednesday in the second round of the ACC Tournament.

"I thought that was a big opportunity we missed that could have really helped us", Brey told CBS Sports on Thursday night, speaking about the Miami loss.

"I was glad he was on my team, I'm glad we're able to compete every day in practice ... it's good to have him". I think all the veterans have played really, really well and so, I mean, we kind of knew that we would have to be patient with this group, with as numerous young kids who are playing and pitching in particular, so we'll continue to be patient.

Of note: Grayson Allen picked up a flagrant foul in the final moments of the half after, um, getting in the way of UNC freshman Garrison Brooks in the open floor.

NEW YORK-Even with Notre Dame stars Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell back in action after nursing injuries in the regular season, the Blue Devils earned the same result in their second meeting of the year with the Fighting Irish-a comfortable win.

Q. Buzz, those last 11 minutes did Notre Dame give you tougher looks? "They're just playing terrific basketball". I think we fell apart, as well, on defense, and I feel like it translated over to our offensive game.

Colson, the preseason player of the year in the ACC, missed 15 games after breaking his foot in January. The Hokies then scored 19 of the next 23 points to take its first double digit lead of the night at 27-17 with seven minutes left in the first frame.

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Did Farrell, who had grabbed the ball from Clarke, sell the call? Along with Marcquise Reed, the scoring tandem cruised to the midway point of the second half with a 15-point advantage.

"I'm definitely going to go to church on Sunday morning", Farrell said.

It started out as a typical Duke game from this year.

"It's a position we're not used to, and it is one that we're really enjoying right now", McGraw said.

On the ensuing possession, Notre Dame came through with four total free throws, closing within four points at 54-50. Played great at Charlottesville, and then I think they won their other two games, and obviously they won the two games since they've been in NY. Most reasonable people can probably agree that Notre Dame is one of the top 25 teams in college basketball this season.

"Maybe we didn't have as much lift in our shot", Farrell said. "I mean, there have been some ups and downs, but I think guys like [freshman catcher David] LaManna and [freshman infielder] Niko Kavatas, [freshman infielder] Jared Miller, [freshman outfielder] Ryan Cole, [freshman infielder] Spencer Myers, I think they've all made a pretty good transition".

Not unlike last Saturday night, when Bagley became a different player in the second half of the Blue Devils' win over North Carolina, scoring 18 points while trying to dunk everything in sight.

The Irish freshmen were on top of their game as Howe led the way with six points on the afternoon (4 goals, 2 assists).

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