N.C State: The Wolfpack looked like loose and energetic team at practice on Monday, coming into the tournament with nothing lose. He is also a three-time gold medal winning Basketball Hall of Famer with over 1,000 career wins (regardless of what the NCAA says). And yet the player most worth watching is probably Joel Berry who was named tournament MVP in 2016.
This could be a make-or-break game for the Orange. State also surrendered 15 turnovers, which ended up turning into 21 points for Clemson. POINTS. I will give Pitt this, though - they faced an nearly equally stingy defense in Georgia Tech (PUN ABSOLUTELY INTENDED) and came out with the win on Tuesday night. Syracuse's issues should be familiar by now. "The Big East was always pretty much a home crowd for Syracuse, Connecticut and when St. John's was good, certainly".
"I don't care if you are Florida State or Miami, it makes sense to be in NY", he said.
Clemson: The Tigers have won three straight. "He took four shots, but the two [3-pointers] he took were right on target, but they were a little bit short".
Looking forward, the Irish will seek to continue their so-far-successful 11-1 season, with Spence leading the team in dual wins and Closs still undefeated at 8-0. We'll see what happens, and if it's - you know, we play in the NIT, we'll do our best in that. Jefferson's numbers illustrate his value, as he has scored in double figures in five of his last six games and rebounded well against bigger frontcourt players-something he will need to do again Thursday against the second-best rebounding team in the conference. Add in sub-100 losses to Colorado and San Diego State, and you have a team that's easily on the outside of the tournament field. Therefore, they can not afford to leave it in the hands of others.
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In the Pac-12, California helped itself with an opening-round 67-62 win over Oregon State. It still doesn't mean Clemson will win because Clemson can't get out of its own way half the time anyway. Duke has had a few more days of rest than they did in that game, but Clemson was able to get something going.
Pretenders - Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Clemson, NC State, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech. At 7:00, Virginia Tech and Wake will give us a swoon-worthy matchup. Basically, in order to win at times, you can not be normal. Regular-season champion North Carolina looms as the favorite, but we're wondering where the value lies on the Superbook's ACC tournament betting board. "We lost the game, but in a sense, you never want to be defeated". But they beat the Eagles (9-22) twice.
Since 2000, the league's tournament has been dominated by Duke, which has taken home the hardware nine times in that span. "We didn't play that together, and they were better than us that day".
Despite shooting 37.1 percent and going about 3½ minutes without a point in the second half, 14th-seeded Rutgers (15-17) won its first Big Ten tournament game after being bounced as the No. 14 seed the past two tries.