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ACC Daily Links, Feb. 17

Monday, February 17, 2014 8:47am
By: Harrison Chabinsky

Boston College
The Eagles fell to the Irish Sunday night at home 73-69. Olivier Hanlan scored 18 and Ryan Anderson added 11 points and 11 boards, but it wasn't enough for Boston College, which lost its fifth straight game and fell to 6-19 on the season. The Eagles face No. 1 ranked Syracuse on Wednesday night at the Carrier Dome. 

Former Tiger stars Roderick McDowell and Spencer Shuey were snubbed of an NFL combine invite. The former 1000-yard rusher, McDowell, and 2nd leading tackler on the team, Shuey, will look ahead to perform well at Clemson's pro day. The 13th-ranked Tiger baseball team defeated Eastern Michigan on Sunday to improve to 2-1 on the season. 

The Devils are averaging 81.7 points per game this year, good for 16th best in the nation. It's hard for defenses to stop an offense that has five guys who can lead the team in scoring on any given day. Coach K and company acknowledged the Maryland game was played with a "vintage" feel. 

Florida State
The Seminoles will play host to a streaking Tar Heel team Monday night. The teams have split the last two meetings in Tallahassee. Preferred walk-on Justin Motlow will become the first actual member of the Seminole tribe in Florida to play for the Seminoles of Florida State. Also, Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston recorded his first save of the season this weekend in a Noles' baseball win. 

Georgia Tech
The Jackets' baseball team lost to VCU on Sunday 5-3, falling to 1-2 on the season. The Georgia Tech women's basketball team will be on the road Monday night to face an undefeated and No. 2 ranked Notre Dame squad. 

The men's basketball team was unable to upset Duke in Cameron on Saturday night. Now it will be the women's turn. The ninth-ranked Terps head to Durham for the last time when they face No. 3 Duke on Monday night. 

The 16th-ranked Canes clobbered Maine 11-2 on the field on Sunday, earning the series victory and improving to 2-1 on the season. The men's basketball team struggled offensively this weekend, losing to Virginia Tech on the road. The Canes will look to bounce back when they host Notre Dame on Wednesday. 

North Carolina
The 17th-ranked baseball Heels beat up on College of Charleston on Sunday 12-3 to pull even (1-1) on the season. Roy Williams will take a hot UNC team to Tallahassee Monday night with their six-game winning streak on the line. 

N.C. State
The 10th-ranked women's basketball team fell to 17th-ranked North Carolina on Sunday night 89-82 in the Hoops4Hope Game. To close out the sports weekend, the Pack lost its baseball opener to Canisius 3-0. 

Notre Dame
Pat Connaughton scored a team-high 17 points and Eric Atkins added 16 as the Irish held on to defeat Boston College on the road 73-69. A lot of people may not know this, but Sunday night's victory marked the Irish's first road win of the year. 

The Panthers' baseball team split a doubleheader with Coastal Carolina Sunday to win the series and improve to 2-1 on the season. The women's basketball team used a 20-0 run in the first half to defeat Clemson at home 56-43 in front of a pinked-out crowd. 

Both of the Orange's No.1-ranked teams had extremely close calls this weekend. After a much too close victory over N.C. State for the basketball team, the top-ranked lacrosse team didn't establish its dominance either. It took overtime for the Cuse to beat Albany 17-16 on Sunday. 

The Cavs' baseball team earned a 7-2 road win against UNC-Wilmington on Sunday. The seventh-ranked lacrosse team got a game-winning goal with 15 seconds left to beat Drexel 11-10. UVa's top-ranked men's tennis team saw its 36-match winning streak snapped at the hands of Ohio State in Houston. 

Virginia Tech
New athletic director Whit Babcock will hope to find a way to increase revenues and attendance when he begins on Monday. Justin Cates takes a look at the Hokies' best seasons in their basketball history. 

Wake Forest
The Deacons lost control of a 16 point lead against Florida State this weekend and fell at home 67-60. In brighter news, the golf team was able to land the nation's top 2015 recruit on Sunday.