The BC Eagles needed OT to beat the 12-10 Miami Hurricanes last night in the 2nd round of the ACC Tournament. To be fair to BC, the game was played in Florida. At one time, the eagles were trailing by 14. Percentage wise, they were out shot by Miami. We were 23/50 from the field, 11/25 from the arc, and 17/24 from the free throw line. However, Miami only went to the line 6 times, and although they made all 6, we earned sufficient foul opportunities and got 11 more points from the line then the Canes. Jared Dudley and Sean Marshall combined for a mere 17 points, but sophomore Tyrese Rice carried the team with 32 points, and 5 rebounds.
The Eagles will need to step it up, because this afternoon they play the #8 UNC Tar Heels, the regular season ACC Champions. The teams played in February on Chestnut Hill with UNC winning 77-72.
I don't expect BC to win this game, but if we keep it close, it will draw some attention and might result in us moving up a seed. If we win this game, we probably will move up a bit. It would be a huge win. But as it is, we're somewhere in the 6th to 8th seed range.
In other NCAA news, Holy Cross won their 5th Patriot League title by beating Bucknell 74-66. Rhode Island beat Xavier 79-71 in the Atlantic 10 semi-finals in Atlantic City. The Rams will play George Washington this evening in the finals. Central Connecticut State won the Northeast Conference Championship. Vermont will play Albany this afternoon in the America East Conference Championship.