ACC Tournament 2013 Scores: Biggest Surprises from Quarterfinal Action
There were some great games to watch during Friday's quarterfinal action in the ACC Tournament, and these games led to some big surprises along the way.
Miami had to battle against Boston College in order to advance to take on North Carolina State who took care of business with ease against Virginia.
On the other side, Maryland pulled off an incredible upset against Duke to advance to the semis to take on North Carolina. The Tar Heels routed Florida State in their respective matchup and that earned them the right to advance.
Let's take a look at the scores for each quarterfinal game, an updated look at the ACC tourney bracket and what the biggest surprises were from Friday's action.
ACC Tournament Quarterfinal Scores
No. 1 Miami-69, No. 8 Boston College-58
No. 5 North Carolina State-75, No. 4 Virginia-56
No. 7 Maryland-83, No. 2 Duke-74
No. 3 North Carolina-83, No. 6 Florida State-62
ACC Tournament Bracket
Biggest Surprises on Friday
Maryland Upsets Duke
Duke is widely considered one of the best teams in the country and is ranked No. 2 overall, but it didn't look like that on Friday night against Maryland.
The Blue Devils shot an abysmal 16 percent from 3-point range and never held a lead throughout. Ryan Kelly was nowhere to be found after finishing with just eight points on 3-of-11 shooting from the field. To make matters worse, Kelly didn't drain a single 3-pointer in the game.
Maryland played some great basketball led by Dez Wells' career-high 30 points as he shot 9-of-13 from the field and was 10 for 10 from the free-throw line. In all, the Terrapins shot 51 percent from the field and had five players in double figures.
After dropping its first meeting with the Blue Devils by 20, the Terrapins have now won the last two games they've played with the No. 2 team in the nation. Maryland may have beaten Duke before, but that doesn't make this ACC tourney win any less of a surprise.
On top of that, Maryland is the first team to beat Duke with Kelly on the floor.
Boston College Threatens Miami
This low-seeded Boston College squad was supposed to be a stepping stone for Miami en route to the ACC tourney semifinals, however, the Eagles turned out to be a huge boulder that the Hurricanes nearly didn't pass.
After a lackluster first half for the Hurricanes, the Eagles took a two-point lead going into the second frame and not much changed until late in regulation.
With three minutes left to play and the score tied, Miami guard Durand Scott made two crucial free-throws to put his team ahead. After that, Shane Larkin notched a huge steal and drained a three to put the Hurricanes up by five, which was a lead they would never relinquish.
The result the Hurricanes got was ideal, but the way it achieved that result certainly wasn't. Nobody gave the Eagles a chance to make this a game, but it did anyway and it took some huge plays down the stretch for the Hurricanes to seal the deal.
If Miami hopes to beat some of the tougher teams in this tournament and go all the way, it must bring a far better effort than the one displayed against Boston College.
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