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ACC Daily Digest, Feb. 13: Duke pulls off miraculous comeback at Louisvile; 4-star Cross pick Maryland over FSU

So, anything happen in sports last night? If you’re a Louisville fan, divert your eyes. Or maybe just go back to sleep.

 

Duke erases 23-point deficit, pull off comeback win at Louisville

You had to see it to believe it. Down 23 points in the second half, Duke looked sluggish all game. Up until the final 10 minutes of Tuesday’s game, Louisville was the far superior team. Louisville hit 3-pointers, got to 50-50 balls and even had Zion Williamson in foul trouble. However, over the final 9:15 of gameplay, Duke went crazy: 10-of-17 FGA (4-of-9 3PA), 11-of-13 FTA. In that stretch, the Blue Devils outscored the Cards 35-10 — resulting in a 71-69 win.

Duke went to a small-ball look with Zion at the 5 and brought the full-court press with Tre Jones and Jordan Goldwire applying ball pressure. The Cards completely short-circuited. Cam Reddish started to see a couple 3-pointers fall, too. And, of course, Zion went bonkers.

 

Boston College snaps four-game losing slide, defeats Pitt

Oh, there was one more game of men’s basketball in the ACC last night, too. This was far from a pretty game, but Boston College defeated Pittsburgh 66-57, which ends a four-game losing streak. Ky Bowman led the Eagles with 14 points (2-of-10 2PA) and seven assists.

The Panthers are now losers of their last eight games.

 

Wednesday Night Hoops Schedule

  • Clemson at Miami, 7 p.m. (ESPN 2)
  • Wake Forest at No. 17 Florida State, 7 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)
  • Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)
  • Syracuse at NC State, 8 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)

 

4-star safety Nick Cross picks Maryland over FSU

After last week’s signing day saga, we finally have a landing spot for 4-star safety Nick Cross. Unfortunately for Florida State, the top-50 prospect will head to Maryland. This is another big blow for Florida State’s 2019 recruiting, which is an important one for Willie Taggart.