the acc/big ten challenge wrapped up on Wednesday after three days of men’s varsity hoops action with 14 games in total.
once again, the big ten have won this series after defeating the acc 8-6. This year marks their third consecutive win in the matchup.
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The ACC historically leads the series, which has existed since 1999, with a record of 12-8-3.
The Big Ten were the heavy favorites heading into Wednesday after taking a 6-2 lead. Iowa and Illinois led the tournament with wins on Monday before four of the six Big Ten teams reigned victorious on Tuesday.
so the Big Ten entered on Wednesday and needed just two wins to clinch this year’s challenge. Michigan State and Wisconsin posted those wins, though the ACC ended the night winning four of six contests.
Here’s a look at Wednesday’s results followed by brief summaries and highlights.
not. 22 michigan state 73, louisville 64
virginia tech 62, maryland 58
state nc 104, nebraska 100 (4th)
north carolina 72, no. 24 michigan 51
not. 23 wisconsin 70, georgia tech 66
miami 63, penn state 58
louisville at no. 22 state of michigan
malik hall scored 15 points off the bench to lead the no. 22 from Michigan State to a 73-64 home win over Louisville.
michigan state shot 10 of 18 from 3-point range, and hall knocked down all three of his attempts from beyond the arc. He scored the last five points in a 13-2 second-half run that gave MSU a 52-39 lead.
marcus bingham jr. he worked down with 12 rebounds, three blocks and two steals to go along with his nine points. tyson walker added 10 assists.
Louisville guard Ellis led all scorers with 22 points, and got there in just 19 minutes off the bench.
virginia technology in maryland
virginia tech overcame a seven-point second-half deficit to defeat maryland 62-58, with a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds from keve aluma leading the way.
Justyn Mutts scored 11 of his 16 points in the first half to give Virginia Tech a 31-29 halftime lead. qudus wahab scored 18 for maryland to lead all scorers.
Virginia Tech trailed 43-36 with less than 11 minutes remaining, but the Hokies responded with a 23-9 run to take a 59-52 lead after a 3-pointer by Hunter Cattoor.
Maryland scored six straight in response, but the Mutts’ double with 20 seconds left gave the Hokies a 61-58 lead with 20 seconds left. Maryland’s Hakim Hart then missed a 3-pointer and Mutts closed the scoring with a free throw for a four-point lead.
nebraska in the state of nc
a four-overtime marathon ended in north carolina state’s favor when the wolf pack won 104-100 behind 39 points from dereon seabron.
The sophomore shot 11 of 22 from the field and 17 of 20 from the free throw line. he also added 18 rebounds. Three other wolfpack players scored in double figures, led by 15 from Jericole Hellems.
north carolina state won despite shooting just 6-for-34 from 3-point range and 37.1 percent from the field. The Wolf Pack got to the line early and often (32 of 42) compared to Nebraska (11 of 15) and also outrebounded the Cornhuskers 66-51.
alonzo verge jr. He scored 25 for Nebraska, and Bryce McGowens added 24. The latter player was on the floor for a game-high 58 minutes.
not. 24 michigan in north carolina
North Carolina outscored Michigan 43-24 in the second half to defeat the Wolverines 72-51.
caleb love scored 22 points for unc to lead all scorers. he also added three steals.
armando bacot added a double-double of 11 points and 14 rebounds. unc played a very fair game overall, committing only six turnovers while michigan had 13.
moussa diabate scored 13 points to lead michigan, who shot just 35.1 percent from the field and 5 of 16 from 3-point range. eli brooks added 11 points. no other wolverine had more than two field goals made.
not. 23 wisconsin at georgia tech
a scoring duel between wisconsin’s brad davison and georgia tech’s michael devoe highlighted this game.
while devoe beat davison 33-27 in the points department, wisconsin ended up winning, 70-66.
both players made five 3-pointers, with devoe hitting all of his in the first half.
devoe ended up playing all 40 minutes, shooting 11 of 20 and adding six rebounds.
johnny davis’s 15 points complemented davison’s scoring efforts, and he also had six rebounds and five cents. no other player on either team had more than nine points. deivon smith added 11 rebounds off the bench for georgia tech.
miami in penn state
sam waardenburg led four miami players in double figures with 14 points as miami outscored penn state in a defensive fight, 63-58.
isaiah wong, charlie moore and kameron mcgusty each scored 12 for the hurricanes, who committed just eight turnovers to psu’s 14. mcgusty scored all of his points in the second half.
penn state’s john harrar led all players with 16 points and 12 rebounds. he shot 6 for 6 from the field. seth lundy contributed 14 points for the nittany lions.
the nittany lions led 45-40 with 12:16 left in the second half after a layup from jalanni white despite holding off a 3 point volley from miami:
however, mcgusty went on a personal 7-0 run to give the hurricanes a two-point lead.
Those points provided half of a 14-3 run that included a pair of Moore layups and a Wong three-point play for a 54-48 lead. mcgusty later hit a dagger three-pointer in the final minute for a 63-58 lead.
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