No. 4 Louisville holds off Virginia Tech 73-70 in ACCs


No. 4 Louisville holds off Virginia Tech 73-70 in ACCs

Up 66-62 with six seconds left, Louisville's Darius Perry fouled Virginia's Ty Jerome on a three-point attempt as the Cavaliers scrambled up court.

De'Andre Hunter's only thought with 0.9 seconds remaining was how fast he would shoot the ball if he got it in his hands, though he wasn't sure if his desperation heave from the left side of the 3-point circle had the distance or accuracy. Colson, who was chosen the ACC Preseason Player of the Year in a media vote, missed 15 games because of a broken left foot that required surgery before returning Wednesday night against Pittsburgh.

The victor of Thursday's game will advance to play second-seeded Notre Dame (27-2, 15-1 ACC) on Friday, March 2 at 6 p.m.

Hines-Allen scored 16 points in the second half, including her fifth three-pointer of the season. "Virginia Tech was different because they are a little smaller, a little quicker and we needed that quickness around the ball. But we will start Anas and Ray together and hopefully we can get off to a good start". "If you're doing that well, it gives you the best chance to be successful when you venture out of your home and go into a more hostile or the opposing team's environment".

The Cards played most of the fourth quarter without Durr, but showed again that they have depth beyond their leading scorer.

How do you know it's March? "Then as it got down toward the end I put her back in". Senior guard and team captain Devon Hall has also been instrumental on offense for the Cavaliers, averaging 11.8 points per game, shooting.450 from beyond the three-point arc and making 90.9 percent of his free throws. Louisville held a 16-4 edge in second-chance points and a 20-7 edge in points off turnovers. The ninth-seeded Hokies built early confidence and a nine-point lead. Walz said it's a luxury to have two ACC players of the year.

No. 15 Texas A&M 75, No. 24 LSU 69: Chennedy Carter scored 27 points, a Texas A&M record in an SEC tournament game, to help the Aggies (24-8) reach the semifinals.

That set up Hunter's implausible shot, off a pass from Jerome.



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