THEN THERE WERE FOUR...ACC WBB Update
Who is in the ACC WBB Tournament semifinals? Your final four are Florida State, Louisville, NC State and Boston College. Have a safe trip home Wake Forest, Syracuse, Georgia Tech and Duke.
FSU 76 - Wake Forest 47
The Seminoles jumped on the Demon Deacons early and never took the foot off the gas. 22-10 after the first quarter and 44-25 at the half. FSU shot 51.7% for the night and placed four in double figures. A 32-22 rebounding edge for the 'Noles, they forced 18 turnovers and committed just seven.
The Noles get the Cards Saturday at noon. Wake waits to see about a WNIT bid.
Nausia Woolfolk (15), Kourtney Weber (15), Nicki Ekhomu (12) and Kiah Gillespie (10) led the charge for Sue's Seminoles. Ivana Raca was about the only bright spot for WFU with 18 points.
LOUISVILLE 71 - SYRACUSE 46
Revenge is sweet and the Cards got it in bucketfuls with the romp in the second game. Dana Evans and Jaz Jones led the first half smack-down, which had UofL up 34-13 when the buzzer sounded after 20 minutes. 5-29 Syracuse shooting in the first can be attributed to one of the best Cards defensive efforts of the season. 12-0 on the second chance points for Walz's squad and 10-2 on fast breaks. The Orange never knew what hit them.
Louisville went deep into the lineup in the second half and Dana Evans led all scorers with 23 points, fitting for the league's MVP. Jaz finished with 11 and Kylee added 10 in just 28 minutes.
Syracuse got 18 from Kiara Lewis and will hope to try their fortunes in the WNIT. UofL and FSU in another stop on the revenge tour to open Saturday action. It's all good..got ya, "Q".
NC STATE 57 - GEORGIA TECH 48
Give GT credit for making it interesting for a long time in the loss. They led 16-7 after the first quarter. They stumbled a bit in the second, a 9-0 Wolfpack run key there, but it was tied at the half 23-23. Francesca Pan was keeping the Yellow Jackets hot with seven points and Lorelei Cubaj was working the inside for Nell Fortner's squad with nine. GT had kept Elissa Cunane quiet, saddled with fouls.
NC ST took control in the third quarter and extended the lead to eight early after a CUNANE "plus one". The Techsters tried to come back, cut it to 40-37 after the third quarter, but the fourth quarter belonged to the Raleigh, NC school and the Wolfpack increaesd the margin steadily.
Cunane and Ace Konig had 16 each for Wes Moore's Pack. They'll face Boston College in the second game Saturday. Pan and Kierra Fletcher totaled 15 each for GT. They are now probably on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament.
BOSTON COLLEGE 84 - DUKE 77
A late collapse in the fourth quarter spelled doom for the Blue Devils and sent Boston College to the quarters. 77-70 Duke with five minutes left in the game and they didn't score the rest of the way. Wow. Those 14-0 runs will get ya every time.
Haley Gorecki had 25 point and 10 boards for the Dookies. Leanna Odom added 22. Another probable bubble team for the NCAA Tournament with the loss. BC lives to take on the NC State squad today.
this one was a real barn-burner, back and forth game until the closing run. Taylor Soule had 26 for the Eagles and Emma Guy good for 14 pts. and 10 boards.
It should be (hopefully) two fun ones today
BRACKET CONTEST UPDATE
I haven't heard from our Bracket Czar Jared lately (his GF Katy is in town), so I'll give you the numbers I have on the contest.
8-3 Cardinal Couple Chimps, David Watson
7-4 Jeff McAdams
6-5 Case, Sonja
The 0ther 13 of you have some serious work to do.