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ACC Daily Links Feb. 27

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:09pm
By: Harrison Chabinsky

Boston College
Olivier Hanlan scored a game-high 25 points in a losing effort to Pittsburgh Wednesday night 66-59. Patrick Heckman added 15 on 5-6 shooting, as the Eagles fell at home to drop to 3-12 in conference play. 

Following the conclusion of the the NFL Combine, former Tigers DB Bashaud Breeland is back to work in preperation for the draft. The basketball team has not had the best season, but a collection of quality wins keeps them in the conversation for an NCAA bid. 

The conference has struck gold in TV ratings whenever Duke and Syracuse have played this season and they hope the home-and-home series will continue into future seasons. Scott Polacek takes a look at how the Devils match up against the rest of the conference's elite competition. 

Florida State
The Seminoles' women's hoops team has a couple of big conference games this week that can really shake up the ACC standings. Let's face it: Jameis Winston is good at both football and baseball, but will a choice have to eventually come for the Heisman winner? 

Georgia Tech
The Jackets fell to Notre Dame Wednesday night 65-62 in South Bend, dropping the team to 4-11 in conference play. Robert Carter, Jr. was the lone bright spot for Georgia Tech, scoring 19 points on 50% shooting and adding 10 rebounds. The Jackets late comeback attempt fell just short. 

The Terps' defensive staff will look to grow and bond even more this coming year after a full season under their belt as a unit. The Terps' women will play their final ACC road game against Boston College.  

Eric Swoope had 13 points and senior Rion Brown added 12, but it wasn't enough as the Canes fell to Viginia 65-40 Wednesday night. Stephen Morris took away some big cash from the Combine in a promotion from Adidas. 

North Carolina
Marcus Paige is a second half player. Don't believe me? The sophomore scored 31 of his total 35 after the first half, including the game-winning driving layup with 0.9 seconds left to defeat the Wolfpack 85-84 in overtime. The Tar Heels have won 10 straight games

North Carolina State
ACC's leading scorer T.J. Warren had a game-high 36 points, but the Pack couldn't pull of the upset against 19th-ranked UNC. North Carolina State fell in overtime 85-84 on a game-winning layup by Marcus Paige. 

Notre Dame
Garrick Sherman led the way with 21 points for the Irish in a 65-62 home win against Georgia Tech Wednesday night. Notre Dame improved to over .500 on the season at 15-14. Coach Mike Brey recorded his 300th career win at Notre Dame.  

The Panthers defeated Boston College 66-59 Wednesday night, improving to 21-7 on the season and 9-6 in conference play. Talib Zanna scored a team-high 21 points as Pittsburgh continues to battle for an NCAA tournament bid. The win broke the Panthers' 3-game losing streak. 

After sitting out the entire second half in the Orange's last game against Maryland, Jerami Grant returned to practice. Justin Neuman has a few questions for Syracuse in their stretch run of conference play. 

The Cavs inproved to 15-1 in conference play this year with a 65-40 win over Miami Wednesday night. London Perrantes and Malcolm Brogdon each scored 15 points in the victory, which keeps Virginia atop the ACC standings.  The win is Virginia's 12th-straight. 

Virginia Tech
The Hokies baseball team has started off 3-2 and has been very impressed with redshirt freshman Saige Jenco. The team is preparing for their annual Virginia Tech Baseball Tournament this weekend. 

Wake Forest
Jeff Laughlin takes a look at ten of the greatest Demon Deacons to play in Winston Salem. Wake Forest Athletic Director Ron Wellman believes there should not be any label like "mid-major" or "high-major" on teams.