N.C. State players Lavar Batts Jr. , Abdul-Malik Abu (0) and Torin Dorn (2) sit on the bench in the closing seconds of the game after Boston College took the lead and the Eagles defeated the Wolfpack 91-87 during the Second Round of the ACC Tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Chuck Liddy Chuck Liddy
N.C. State players Lavar Batts Jr. , Abdul-Malik Abu (0) and Torin Dorn (2) sit on the bench in the closing seconds of the game after Boston College took the lead and the Eagles defeated the Wolfpack 91-87 during the Second Round of the ACC Tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Chuck Liddy Chuck Liddy

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Everything you need to know about NC State and UNC in the ACC tournament second round

March 07, 2018 07:49 PM

N.C. State and North Carolina highlighted Wednesday's games during Day 2 of the ACC tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The fifth-seeded Wolfpack fell behind by 14 points at halftime, rallied and then fell in the final seconds 91-87 to 12-seed Boston College in the second game of the afternoon.

The sixth-seeded Tar Heels faced Syracuse in the late game.

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Wolfpack's Johnson soars for basket

N.C. State sophomore guard Markell Johnson provided some spark to get the Wolfpack going in the right direction in its comeback during the second half.



Robinson lifts Eagles

Former Broughton High School standout Jerome Robinson hit the winning basket for Boston College in the Eagles' 91-87 second-round win.

Robinson led BC with 26 points.

Not the right Stuff

Columnist Luke DeCock says that N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts may have been premature to declare that the Wolfpack had "stuffed the stuff" this past weekend after beating Louisville.

The Wolfpack's late-game miscues ruined what had been a wonderful comeback from a second-half, double-digit deficit against the Eagles.

No sense of urgency

Steve Wiseman says N.C. State fell into the same pattern it had when it lost to Georgia Tech last week. The Wolfpack righted the ship in beating Louisville but showed the same lack of urgency in losing to 12-seed Boston College on Wednesday.

Show goes on for Wes Durham

On the day that UNC icon Woody Durham died, his son, Wes Durham decided to stay in Brooklyn and broadcast the ACC tournament, including the Tar Heels' second-round game against Syracuse on Wednesday night.

Durham said broadcasting the ACC tournament games would be what his father would've wanted him to do.

Win marks end of long day for UNC

North Carolina's second-round win over Syracuse was its seventh straight over the Orange, but it marked the end of a long day for Tar Heel nation after the news of the death of legendary broadcaster Woody Durham.

The Tar Heels took care of their business and advanced to play Miami on Thursday.

'It's go time'

Luke DeCock says North Carolina's players were extra motivated on Wednesday night against Syracuse.

The Tar Heels didn't want to enter the "big tournament," as coach Roy Williams calls the NCAA tournament, on a three-game losing streak. And some Syracuse fans added extra motivation by yelling during the moment of silence for Woody Durham.

No jacket required

Joe Giglio says that a miscue from Theo Pinson, who played well with 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, caused UNC coach Roy Williams to test his strength in ripping his suit jacket. The jacket won.

“It’s embarrassing to try the sucker and can’t do it,” Williams said. “I thought I was stronger than that, to be honest with you.”