SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Nate Laszewski swished a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds to go as Notre Dame stormed back from a 15-point second-half deficit for a 77-76 victory over beleaguered North Carolina. Laszewski took a kick-out pass to the left wing off of Rex Pflueger’s offensive rebound for the game-winner.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference says it supports one-time transfers without sitting out for all sports. That makes the ACC the second power conference to back the idea, along with the Big Ten. The ACC issued a statement after holding last week's annual winter meetings that include athletics directors, faculty athletics representatives and senior women's administrators from member schools. The ACC made no mention of any specific proposals. CBS Sports reported last month that the Big Ten proposed legislation in October allowing players in any sport to transfer without the typical requirement of sitting out a year.
BOSTON (AP) — Derryck Thornton had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists, Jay Heath scored 16 points, and Boston College held off a second-half surge from North Carolina State in a 71-68 win. Nik Popovic added 14 points and eight rebounds and Jairus Hamilton scored 11 for Boston College, which has won four of its last seven. The Eagles have not won back-to-back games since a season-high four-game win streak Dec. 7 to 21.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Francesca Pan scored 13 of her 30 points in the first six minutes of the third quarter and Georgia Tech built a double-digit lead and withstood a late rally to stun No. 4 N.C. State in a 65-61 win. N.C. State, which started 22-1, lost at home for the second time in four days following a defeat by No. 9 Louisville on Thursday.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Haley Gorecki scored 21 points, including two free throws with 3.5 seconds left, and Duke upset No. 14 Florida State 66-64, ending a string of 13 straight losses against Top 25 teams. Nicki Ekhomu's long 3-point attempt from the top left went off the front of the rim as time expired. The Blue Devils were up 58-49 midway through the fourth quarter when the Seminoles reeled off 11 quick points, taking a 60-58 lead on Ekhomu's 3 with 2:37 to play. Ekhomu scored 19 points for FSU.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dana Evans scored 18 points to lead No. 9 Louisville to an 82-49 victory over Notre Dame on Sunday. The Cardinals (23-3, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) made 7-of-9 shots during one stretch of the second quarter to build a 36-21 lead midway through the period. Louisville played unselfish, dishing out 13 assists on 17 baskets in the half. Mik Vaughn led the Irish (10-16, 5-9) with 16 points.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Johh Newman III had a career-high 23 points and Clemson used a strong defensive first half to send No. 5 Louisville to its second straight defeat, 77-62. The Tigers held the Cardinals to their lowest first-half output this season as they led 31-14 at the break and limited the ACC's leading scorer in Jordan Nwora to just five points. Clemson opened up a 21-point lead in the second half. After the lead down to 44-34 on Dwayne Sutton's jumper with 9:49 left, Clemson went on an 11-2 run. Sutton led Louisville with 18 points.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Vernon Carey Jr. scored 21 points, Tre Jones added 19 and No. 7 Duke used a high-intensity man-to-man defense to beat Notre Dame 94-60 for its seventh straight win. With No. 5 Louisville losing to Clemson, the win vaulted the Blue Devils into sole possession of first place in the ACC standings, one-half game ahead of the Cardinals. Notre Dame had won four in a row before losing a heartbreaker in overtime Tuesday at Virginia.
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