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ACC Daily Digest, Feb. 26: Luke Maye named ACC Player of the week, FSU defeats Notre Dame

Lots to get to, so let’s get going. First up: Big Monday Basketball results.

 

FSU uses late rally to defeat Notre Dame, 68-61

Back on its home floor, Florida State responded to Saturday’s loss at UNC with a come-from-behind-late win over Notre Dame, 68-61. This wasn’t the cleanest game for FSU, which turned the ball over 14 times (21.5 percent turnover rate), many of the live-ball variety, and made just six 3-pointers.

Florida State made several key plays down the stretch and hit some clutch free throws — outscoring Notre Dame by 12 points over the final 10 minutes. The Seminoles also continue to get nice production from freshman Devin Vassell.

FSU (10-5 ACC, in contention for a fourth place finish) is now off until Saturday when NC State comes to town. Notre Dame (3-12, on the other hand, has now lost four games in a row — all by eight or fewer points.

 

Tuesday Night Hoops Schedule

  • No. 3 Duke at No. 20 Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Miami at Wake Forest, 7 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)
  • Syracuse at No. 5 North Carolina (ACC Network Extra)

Quick Bracket update, too:

 

Luke Maye named ACC Player of the Week; Barrett get rookie honors

The ACC handed out its weekly honors on Monday and Tobacco Road claimed both. After notching two double-doubles in victories over top-25 teams, Luke Maye was again named ACC Player of the Week. RJ Barrett played all 80 possible minutes in Duke’s two games last week; over those two outings, he averaged, 31.5 points (59.5 FG%, 5.5 FTA), nine rebounds and 5.5 assists. For his efforts, Barrett was again named ACC Rookie of the Week.

 

NC State lands 2020 DT Jaylen Smith

NC State football landed its third 2020 commitment: in-state defensive tackle Jaylen Smith, a 3-star prospect and one of the top 25 players in the the state of North Carolina. Smith had one another FBS offer: Wake Forest.