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ACC Basketball News and Standings | North Carolina Picks Up Two Wins to Chase Duke

With yet another week completed of ACC basketball, the true contenders are starting to reveal themselves in the conference. Miami was able to go another week, holding onto the top spot in the ACC. North Carolina picked up wins over Clemson and Florida State to come within a game of the number one spot in the ACC standings. Notre Dame continued their win streak with wins over Clemson and Louisville.

The ACC once again has a loaded week of games, with 14 on the schedule. With a matchup of Florida State and Duke on Saturday, all eyes will be on ACC basketball this week.

Let’s take a look at the ACC basketball standings, the top headlines from the past week and the games of note for this week.

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ACC Basketball News and Weekly Headlines

North Carolina Hangs on in ACC Basketball Matchup Against Clemson

Clemson opened the game on an 8-0 run, aided by three-pointers from David Collins and Al-Amir Dawes. North Carolina eventually worked their way back in the game, taking a 30-25 lead into halftime. The Tar Heels eventually built a nine-point lead in the second half. Clemson’s PJ Hall scored the team’s final nine points to help lead the comeback. Hall was also part of the reason that Armando Bacot fouled out of the game late.

Caleb Love hit a three to give the Tar Heels a two-point lead. Hall responded, scoring the last two of his nine points to tie the game back up.

With the game tied up with 16 seconds left, Love penetrated the lane and found Manek for a late layup to give North Carolina a 79-77 lead with three seconds left. Without the presence of Bacot, due to fouling out, Carolina spread to a five-out offense. This gave Love enough space to take his defender off of the dribble. After a timeout, Clemson went the length of the court where David Collins missed an open three-point shot, to give North Carolina the win.

Virginia Beats Duke with a Late Three-Point Shot

Virginia’s Reece Beekman made a three-point with 1.1 seconds left to give the Cavaliers a 69-68 lead over Duke in Durham. Paolo Banchero was held to a season-low nine points. Before the three-pointer was made by Beekman, he made a backcourt steal and was presented with an and-one opportunity. Beekman did not convert the and-one and Trevor Keels gave Duke a lead with two free throws with 1:26 left. With about a minute left, Virginia’s Kihei Clark missed a three-point shot. Virginia was able to get the ball back on a jump ball with seven seconds left, leading to Beekman’s three-pointer.

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Updated ACC Basketball Standings

SchoolConf RecordOverall Record
Notre Dame11-318-7
North Carolina10-418-7
Wake Forest10-520-6
Virginia Tech7-715-10
Florida State6-813-11
Boston College4-99-14
Georgia Tech3-1010-14
North Carolina State3-1210-16

Upcoming ACC College Basketball Games to Note

Virginia vs. Virgina Tech

Date: Mon, Feb. 14
Time: 7:00 P.M. EST
TV Coverage: ESPN

Wake Forest vs. Duke

Date: Tues, Feb. 15
Time: 7:00 P.M. EST
TV Coverage: ESPN

Miami vs. Louisville

Date: Wed, Feb. 16
Time: 7:00 P.M. EST
TV Coverage: RSN

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