In the ACC Women’s Tournament at the Greensboro Colliseum Thursday’s results included North Carolina rallying from a twelve point halftime deficit to edge Wake Forest 69-65 in the second round. Other scores had Syracuse over Clemson 63-53, Georgia Tech edging Virginia 77-76, and Florida State winning in overtime over Miami 72-67. Friday’s Quarterfinals have NC State vs Syracuse at noon, Notre Dame takes on Florida State at 2:00PM, Duke against Georgia Tech at 6:00PM, and Maryland vs North Carolina at 8:00PM.
In Men’s Tournament action, the Southern Conference tourny gets under way at Asheville with Samford against Appalachian State at 11:00AM, Georgia Southern vs. Furman at 1:30PM, and UNC-Greensboro taking on The Citadel at 4:00PM. The tournament continues through Monday when the championship game take place. The Big South Tournament picks up again at Conway, SC on Friday with Quarterfinal games. Top Seeded High Point battles Winthrop at Noon, UNC-Asheville is paired with Radford at 2:00PM, Coastal Carolina plays Charleston Southern at 6:00PM, and VMI vs. Gardner Webb at 8:00PM.
Thursday results also included: Charlotte 74 Marshall 70, Old Dominion 68 East Carolina 47, and North Carolina Central beating Norfolk State 76-70. In top Twenty Five, #15 Cincinnati beat Number 20 Memphis 97-84, #6 Villanova clinched the outright Big East Title with a 77-70 victory over Xavier, and #22 Michigan State defeated #24 Iowa 86-76.
Another note, Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski is out of the hospital after a precautionary examination following his physical problems during the loss to Wake Forest. Coach K had felt light-headed and was taken to Duke University Hospital in Durham but was sent home in the early morning Thursday and was conducting practice Thursday after his condition improved. He has reportedly been cleared for coaching the North Carolina-Duke game Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The game at 9:00Pm will have play by play coverage Saturday with pregame at 8:00PM for the Tar Heel Network. Other ACC games scheduled for Saturday include: Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech at 2:00PM, Wake Forest at Miami at 2:00PM, Pitt at Clemson 4:00PM. On Sunday Virginia visits Maryland at 2:00PM, Syracuse at Florida State at 2:00PM, and Boston College at NC State at 6:00PM. The ACC Tournament will start Wednesday.