NC State falls at home on a buzzer-beater to Georgia Tech
The NCAA Tournament resume for NC State took a serious hit Wednesday night when the Wolfpack fell at home to Georgia Tech, 63-61. State went just 8-of-35 on 3-point attempts (22.9 3P%), including a 0-of-7 performance from Braxton Beverly.
Georgia Tech’s top two players — Jose Alvarado and James Banks — hooked up for the game-winner with 1.4 seconds remaining.
Jose Alvarado to James Banks for the game-winner. pic.twitter.com/YLpU5LyyPN
— Ken Sugiura (@ksugiuraajc) March 7, 2019
Banks made all eight of his shots from the field; he finished with 19 points, nine rebounds, five blocks and three assists.
Despite the perimeter shooting woes, NC State still got big performances from Markell Johnson (17 points, five assists) and DJ Funderburk (15 points, four offensive rebounds).
Clemson keeps its bubble dreams alive with win over Notre Dame
Thanks to a stellar defensive performance, Clemson survived with a critical road win at Notre Dame, 64-62. The Tigers hit just 3-of-12 3-point attempts; however, Marcquise Reed scored 22 points on 8-on-12 shooting from inside the arc. The man likes pull-up 2-pointers, gotta give him that.
— Stadium (@Stadium) March 7, 2019
On the other end, Notre Dame went just 7-of-25 on its 3-point attempts, and scored only 0.97 points per possession.
High-level recruits expected to attend Duke-UNC
According to Inside Carolina, several high-level recruit are expected to be in attendance on Saturday when North Carolina hosts the rematch with Duke.
- Cole Anthony, 5-star combo guard, No. 4
- Precious Achiuwa, 5-star small forward, No. 13
- Armando Bacot, 5-star center, No. 21 (signed)
- Ziaire Williams, 5-star small forward, No. 20 (2020)
- Greg Brown, 5-star power forward, No. 6 (2020)
- Isaiah Todd, 5-star power forward, No. 13 (2020)
- Cam Hayes, 4-star point guard, No. 32 (2021)
Pitt football opens spring practice, Kenny Pickett remains QB1
— Cardiac Hill (@PittPantherBlog) March 7, 2019
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