The ACC Invitational is tied after day 2

ACC Big Ten Challenge

After Wisconsin’s victory on Monday, the ACC pulled even with the Big Ten by winning 3 out of the 5 games on the second day of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Here’s a quick recap.

Boston College 57 Iowa 55
In the night’s JV game, the Boston College Eagles gave the ACC it’s first victory in this year’s challenge. The Eagles held a 56-45 lead, only to score a measly one point in the final 4:45. They were only saved by the horrible free throw shooting by Andre Brommer, who missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with a chance to send the game into overtime. Note to Boston College and Iowa fans, it’s gonna be a long season, get used to this.

Ohio State 73 Miami 68
The second game of the night was much more entertaining, notably because it doubled as both a basketball game and a slap boxing match. Jack McClinton took his 12 first half points to the locker room after being ejected for slapping Ohio State guard Anthony Crater. The Buckeye’s took advantage of McClinton’s absence and erased a 14 point halftime deficit to give the Big Ten it’s second win of the challenge. Note to Jack McClinton, grown men don’t slap box!

Clemson 76 Illinois 74
In the “grind it out” game of the night, the Clemson Tigers took down Illinois. In a game that was brutal to watch, the Tigers were able to overcome a 2nd half deficit by forcing 17 Illini turnovers. Note to Illini fans, things may not seem so bad, but judging by the last few possessions and the turnovers, it just may be.

Duke 76 Purdue 60
The marquee matchup of the night was anything but marquee. Duke jumped on the Boilermakers from the opening tip and never looked back. Equipped with Dukie-V on the sideline calling the game, the Dukies got 20 points and 12 rebounds from Kyle Singler to disappoint the Purdue crowd, some of which paid over $500 for their tickets. Note to Purdue fans, watching the Boilermakers isn’t worth $500.

Minnesota 66 Virginia 56
The night cap was a complete dud, but we can’t expect much more from a Gopher, Cav game. I did get to catch a glimpse of Ralph Sampson III and that was pretty much the bright spot of the game. The Cavaliers suck and their star freshman, Sylven Landesberg was only able to muster 10 points on 1-for-11 shooting. Note to Gopher fans, you got an absolute steal in Tubby Smith, but I’m sure you’ve realized that by now.

Tomorrow’s games look to be a little more interesting. Here’s the slate:

Indiana vs Wake Forest

North Carolina vs Michigan State

Penn State vs Georgia Tech

Michigan vs Maryland

Florida State vs Northwestern

ACC or Big Ten, who ya got?

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  1. Jack McClinton needs to learn how to control himself.If he would have played the whole game Miami would have won

  2. Thats true, some old habits die hard, but as a senior he should know better.

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