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Mar
10
2015

#ACCTourney Day 1 Recap

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#12 Boston College 66  vs.  #13 Georgia Tech 65

Georgia Tech held a 63-57 lead with 1:54 remaining and then disaster struck. Georgia Tech gave up an offensive rebound and a 3 point attempt by Boston College’s Patrick Heckmann with 1:10 remaining turned into a foul on GT’s Josh Heath. Heckmann brought the Golden Eagles within 1 point, 63-62. The very next play, Dimitri Batten stole the ball and dished it to Olivier Hanlan, who sprinted untouched for a breakaway layup for put BC up 64-63.

The Yellow Jackets answered back, however, when Tadric Jackson scored on a floater in the paint to give the Yellow Jackets the lead 65-64 with 28 seconds remaining. BC’s Olivier Hanlan answered on the very next play, scoring on a jumper with 10.6 seconds remaining putting BC up 66-65 for good. Hanlan was held scoreless for the Georgia Tech outrebounded the Golden Eagles 43-26 with 19 offensive rebounds. The Yellow Jackets also scored 38 points in the paint and had 28 second-chance points.

#14 Virginia Tech 81 vs. #11 Wake Forest 80

Jalen Hudson has become the Hokies unsung hero as of late. Hudson scored 32 points against Wake Forest, setting a new Virginia Tech record for most points scored in an ACC Tournament game. Hudson scored the last 6 points for the Hokies including a go-ahead layup to put them up for good 81-80 with 6 seconds left.

It was a hard fought win for Virginia Tech as well, as they watched the Demon Deacons miss 3 straight put backs at the rim before hanging on for the victory. Virginia Tech held a 10 point lead at halftime, their largest lead in a conference game ever this season. While they did squander a lead and were down in the 2nd half, the Hokies fought hard, giving fans something to cheer about.

Survive and advance!

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