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GREENSBORO, NC (AP) – Damarcus Harrison scored six of his 12 points in the final minute of overtime to help Clemson beat Georgia Tech 69-65 in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Thursday night.

All-ACC guard K.J. McDaniels scored 18 points on 4-of-15 shooting to help the sixth-seeded Tigers (20-11) earn their second ACC tournament victory since 2008.

Clemson will play No. 7 Duke (24-7), the tournament’s third seed, on Friday night in the quarterfinals.

Trae Golden scored 23 points and Robert Carter Jr. added 13 points for the 11th-seeded Yellow Jackets (16-17).

Daniel Miller sent Georgia Tech to overtime for a second-straight night by hitting a fadeaway jumper that tied it at 55 with 0.9 seconds left in regulation.

Harrison put Clemson ahead to stay when his full-court layup with 44.1 seconds left in OT made it 63-62.

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GREENSBORO, NC (AP) – T.J. Warren scored 24 points to help North Carolina State beat Miami 67-58 in Thursday night’s second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Ralston Turner added 16 of his 22 points after halftime for the seventh-seeded Wolfpack (20-12), who trailed 53-51 with about 4 minutes left before going on a 12-0 run that kept Mark Gottfried’s team alive in the tournament.

Turner came up big during that spurt. Warren hit a turnaround for the lead at the 2:23 mark, then Turner knocked down a tough 3-pointer over Rion Brown that gave the Wolfpack a 58-53 lead with 1:42 to go.

Des Lee’s breakaway dunk ended the run and gave N.C. State a 63-53 lead with 26.3 seconds left, part of a 16-5 flurry to close the game against the 10th-seeded Hurricanes (17-16).

N.C. State advanced to Friday’s quarterfinals to play No. 11 Syracuse, the tournament’s third seed.

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GREENSBORO, NC (AP) – Lamar Patterson scored 24 points and Pittsburgh routed Wake Forest 84-55 on Thursday in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Talib Zanna added 17 points to help the fifth-seeded Panthers (24-8) win their ACC tournament debut.

They never trailed, shot 50 percent and established a 38-30 rebounding advantage while giving Wake Forest one of the most lopsided ACC tournament losses in school history.

Pitt beat Wake Forest for the second time this season and claiming just its second conference tournament victory in any league since 2008.

The Panthers will play No. 15 North Carolina, the tournament’s fourth seed, in a quarterfinal Friday.

Coron Williams scored 16 points and Codi Miller-McIntyre added 10 for the 12th-seeded Demon Deacons (17-16). They followed their best shooting performance of the year – a 61 percent showing against Notre Dame in the first round – with a dud.

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GREENSBORO, NC (AP) – Boris Bojanovsky took a pass from Okaro White and threw down a dunk with 0.4 seconds left to lift Florida State past Maryland 67-65 in Thursday’s second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Bojanovsky’s dunk capped a tense final 2 minutes that saw Maryland fight back from an 11-point deficit and twice tie it. But the final score advanced the ninth-seeded Seminoles (19-12) and ended the eighth-seeded Terrapins’ long run in the ACC as it heads for the Big Ten this summer.

With the seconds ticking down, Ian Miller sent a pass into the post for White, who immediately flipped the ball to a waiting Bojanovsky on the left block for the winning score.

It sent FSU into Friday’s quarterfinals to play No. 6 Virginia, the tournament’s top seed.

Dez Wells scored 18 points to lead Maryland (17-15), including two free throws with 15.1 seconds left to tie it.

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UPPER MARLBORO, MD (UNCW)-– Junior Kelva Atkins poured in a game-high 21 points to lead five players in double figures as ninth-seeded UNCW defeated eighth-seeded William & Mary, 67-65, in the first round of the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Championship Thursday at Show Place Arena.

The Seahawks improved to 5-26 overall as they advanced to the quarterfinals for the eighth straight season, where they will face top-seed James Madison Friday at Noon. The Tribe, meanwhile, saw its season come to a close with an 8-21 record.

Atkins was joined in double figures by freshman Johanna McMillan, who knocked down four three-pointers on her way to a career-high 12 points. Fellow newcomers Ryan Flowers, Brie Mobley and Naqaiyyah Teague, who chipped 10 points each as the Seahawks had five players in double figures for the first time this season. Flowers pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds and Atkins added 10 to give both players double-doubles and help the Seahawks to a 46-35 margin on the glass.

Kaitlyn Mathieu poured in 19 points and Kyla Kerstetter added 18 for William & Mary. Junior Jasmen Boone joined the duo in double figures with 11 and dished out a game-best six assists.

HOW IT HAPPENED: Trailing 7-6 early in the first half, a jumper by Teague sparked the Seahawks to rattle off nine unanswered points and take a 15-7 lead.

The Tribe responded to the UNCW spurt, using a jumper by Kerstetter to ignite a 16-4 run and give William & Mary a 23-19 advantage.

The two teams would trade baskets the rest of the first half as neither team led by more than four points the rest of the opening frame. A free throw by Boone at the 1:05 mark gave the Tribe a 37-36 lead that it would take into the halftime break.

UNCW held a 38-37 edge early in the second half when a three-pointer from the top of the key by Mathieu sent the Tribe on a 9-1 spurt that gave them a 46-40 margin with 14:46 left to play.

The Seahawks regained the lead moments later, taking advantage of back-to-back trifectas from McMillan to pace a 14-1 spurt that put UNCW in front, 54-47.

Mathieu once again helped William & Mary respond, converting an old-fashioned three-point play to end the Seahawks spurt and propel the Tribe to score 12 of the next 14 points and take a 59-56 lead with 6:07 left to play.
Atkins brought the William & Mary stretch to a close, scoring seven straight points for UNCW to offset a three-pointer by Kerstetter and give the Seahawks a slim 63-62 edge with 2:26 remaining.

The two teams traded missed shots before Teague was fouled grabbing an offensive rebound with 1:28 on the clock. Teague would make both free throws to stretch the UNCW margin to three, 65-62.

The teams again went without a basket for nearly a minute before a Boone layup with 32 seconds remaining made it a one-point game, 65-64.

The Tribe would get a chance to gain the lead moments later as it forced the Seahawks into a turnover and Mathieu drew a foul with 13 ticks on the clock. Mathieu would miss both free throw attempts, however, leading to Mobley being sent to the line with six seconds remaining.

Mobley made both tosses at the charity stripe to put the Seahawks back in front, 67-64. UNCW would foul freshman Marlena Tremba with six-tenths of a second remaining. Tremba would make the first, but missed the second to give the Seahawks the two-point victory.

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE: UNCW enjoyed an 18-8 in second-chance points as it pulled down a season-high 19 offensive rebounds … Both teams shot better than 45 percent in the first half (UNCW .455/W&M .483) and under 35 percent in the second half (UNCW .314/W&M .345) … The contest featured a total of eight ties and 15 lead changes, with four ties and seven lead changes occurring in the second half … Both teams shot 37 percent or better from three-point range (UNCW 6-of-16/W&M 8-of-18) … UNCW was 9-of-11 (.811) from the free-throw line while William & Mary was just 9-of-16 (.563) … The two teams combined for just 27 turnovers (UNCW 13/W&M 14).

UNCW improved to 17-29 all time in the CAA Women’s Basketball Championship as they won a game in the tournament for the eighth straight season.

UNCW improved to 31-32 all-time against William & Mary as it picked up its 10 victories in 12 games against the Tribe. The Seahawks also moved to 1-1 versus William & Mary in the CAA Championship as the two teams met in postseason play for the first time since the 1997 Championship.

UNCW had five players score in double figures for the first time this season and the first time in the Adell Harris era.

UNCW improved to 5-0 this season and 6-3 under Harris in games decided by three points or less.

UNCW dished out double-digit assists for the 11th time this season as it finished with 11 assists on 26 baskets made.

UNCW made six three-point field goals in the contest, one shy of matching its season high of seven, set against Northern Kentucky on Nov. 16.

1 – Naqaiyyah Teague
Reached double digits in points for the sixth time this season and the first time since 29 against Florida Atlantic.
2 – Brie Mobley
Reached double figures in points for the 17th time this season and for the fourth consecutive contest.
3 – Kelva Atkins
Reached double figures in points for the 26th time this season and the 42nd time in her career.
Grabbed double digit rebounds for the second time this season and the second time in her career.
Led team in scoring for the 20th time this season and the 26th time in her career.
Led team in assists for the 25th time this season and the 39th time in her career.
Surpassed the 20-point plateau for the sixth time this season and the eighth time in her career.
14 – Johanna McMillan
Reached double digits for the first time in her career as she established a new season high in points, breaking previous season high of nine set against Northern Kentucky on Nov. 16.
45 – Ryan Flowers
Reached double digits in points for the seventh time this season.
Grabbed double-digit rebounds for the ninth time this season.
Posted her team-leading fourth double-double of the season.
Led team in rebounding for the 16th time this season.
Established a new career high with four blocked shots, breaking previous season high of two set at Northeastern on Feb. 2.


Click icon to see video of our story with coach Dave Allen:

WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– Expressing a desire to spend more time with his wife, children, and three grandsons, longtime coach Dave Allen, the founding father and architect of UNCW’s swimming and diving program, is heading for dry land.

Allen announced his retirement on Thursday after coaching 43 years at three different institutions and will step down officially on June 30, 2014. A national search for his successor will begin soon.

“Words cannot describe what Dave Allen has meant to this department, the university and the community,” said Jimmy Bass, UNCW’s athletic director. “He has not only been the most successful coach on our staff and in the conference, Dave has been a tremendous ambassador for the sport of swimming and diving nationally.

“We will miss Dave’s tireless work ethic, friendship and professionalism, and thank him so much for his service over the last 36 years.”

Allen, 66, recently led the men’s team to an unprecedented 13th consecutive Colonial Athletic Association championship in College Park, Md. He has also coached the UNCW women to three championships, including back-to-back crowns in 1998 and 1999, and the 1997 and 1998 ECAC crowns.

“It’s time for me to step aside and let someone else take the program to a higher level,” said Allen. “The decision to retire is not based on any one thing. I still enjoy the on-deck coaching and working with the student-athletes and the competitions. There are so many other behind-the-scenes duties that need much more energy than I have right now.

“This is something that I discussed with my family going back to last year. Winning the conference meet this year, especially the way we did it, put an exclamation point on the season. I don’t know if it can get any better.”

Allen originated the program in 1977-78 and has directed the Seahawks to a combined 16 conference championships, 13 on the men’s side and three for the women, along with a pair of Eastern titles.

The ultra-successful mentor has been named CAA Coach-of-the-Year 15 times, including five for the women and 10 for the men.

“We have accomplished a lot of great things here, but there’s more growth still to do with this program and more work to be done,” Allen continued.

“I’m very proud that I was given the opportunity by Coach (Bill) Brooks to start the program. I hope people will remember that we built and developed a program that the university and the city of Wilmington could be proud of.”

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Allen coached his teams to 542 dual meet wins at three institutions. Prior to UNCW, where he has a record of 494-356 in 36 seasons, he coached one season at Allegheny (4-7) and then six at Potsdam State (44-26).

Allen swam collegiately at Springfield (Mass.) College and began his coaching career at Allegheny College in 1970-71. He spent one year at Allegheny before moving on to Potsdam State (N.Y.), where he compiled a 44-26 record with the Bears.

At Potsdam, Allen’s squad captured the state championship in 1977 and was ranked No. 15 in the NCAA Division III poll. In his final two seasons in New York, Allen coached five All-Americans and was voted Coach-of-the-Year. He was inducted into Potsdam’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.

The Seahawk program took off in 1977-78 with Allen at the helm. In 36 seasons at UNCW, Allen has coached 15 All-Americans, 155 conference champions and 19 Eastern titlists.

Allen was honored in 1987 when he was selected to represent the United States government in a five-week tour of the Mideast. He presented clinics and seminars in Turkey through the U.S. Information Service’s Sports America program.

Allen’s student-athletes have also enjoyed great success in the classroom. Eight swimmers – Steve Hewins (1990-91), Laura Doepp (1991-92), Deb Kresho (1993-94), Brendan Curl (1999-00), Tiago Barreira (2002-03), Michael Krayer (2005-06), Melissa Milstead (2006-07), Bennett Rainey (2009-10) – have captured the Chancellor’s Cup, the school’s highest academic honor for athletes.

Hewins also became the first UNCW athlete to earn a CAA Post-Graduate Scholarship, while Doepp was named to the GTE-CoSIDA District III Academic All-America team.

Krayer, meanwhile, closed out his career as one of the most decorated swimmers in the program’s history. In addition to helping the Seahawks secure four CAA titles, he was named the CAA Male Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year in 2004-05 and 2005-06.

Six of Allen’s swimmers have been inducted into the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame, including inaugural class members Janet Johnson and Sam O’Leary in 1998. Other swimmers enshrined are Burak Erdem (2002), Amy Lewis (2006), Dan Gallagher (2010) and Adrienne Sutton (2014).

Allen, whose children, Matt, Brian and Stephanie, have all attended UNCW and competed on the swim teams, plans to travel with his wife of 43 years, Ellen, and enjoy time with this family.

Allen said, “We are staying in Wilmington and will continue to support UNCW and UNCW Athletics as much as we can.”

Dave Allen’s Conference Championships
Men – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Women – 1998, 1999, 2006

Dave Allen’s Career Highlights

On March 1, 2014, the men’s team wins the final relay behind Alex Labonge, Adam Salzman, Gabe Thran and Joe Gallene to edge William & Mary and keep intact a 13-year dynasty in men’s swimming and diving.

Carly Tanner competes in the 50 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke and 100 Freestyle at the 2013 NCAA Championships in Indianapolis.

The 2010-11 men’s team pulls away on the final day of the CAA meet behind Luke Murphy and Michael Baric, who combine to score 80.5 points in the meet. Stephanie Forlenza sets a meet record in the 200 Backstroke.

Caitlin Kersteir wins the 100-Yard Butterfly for the fourth straight year as the women’s team takes second in the 2009-10 meet. Kersteir earns the Thomas V. Moseley Award, the university’s highest athletic award and becomes the first women’s swimmer to compete in the NCAA Championships, swimming in the 50 Free and 100 Fly events.

Rob Anderson joins Kersteir in the 2010 NCAA Championships, competing in the 50 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke events.

Kersteir and Anderson collect CollegeSwimming.com All-America honors in 2010 for outstanding senior campaigns.

Melissa Milstead is named CAA’s Women’s Swimming Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year for the second straight year and receives the school’s Chancellor’s Cup Award for Academic Excellence.

Allen is named 2006 CAA Men’s and Women’s Coach-of-the-Year after guiding the Seahawks to a sweep of the league’s hardware. The men’s team, powered by 35 All-CAA performances, cruises to a 277-point victory over George Mason. The women dominate George Mason by 155.50 points behind 21 All-CAA swimmers.

Senior diver Dean Berman is named 2006 CAA Diver-of-the-Meet and Diver-of-the-Year and becomes the first Seahawk to earn All-America honors at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Atlanta.

Senior Michael Krayer is selected 2006 CAA Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year in swimming for the second consecutive season and is honored as the top male scholar-athlete in the conference.

Melissa Milstead is selected 2006 CAA Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year after the team wins its first championship since 1999.

Sprinter Dan Gallagher finishes fourth in the 50-Yard Freestyle at the 2002 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships in Athens, Ga.

The women’s team captures the 1998-99 conference title in one of the most dominating performances in the history of the meet. The Seahawks set four conference records, established 11 school records and win 11 of 20 events in building an impressive 161-point win over James Madison.

All-time greats Janet Johnson and Sam O’Leary make up two of the five members of the inaugural class of the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.

In 1995, Burak Erdem wins the 200-Yard Backstroke, becoming one of only two swimmers in CAA history to repeat as conference champion four straight years in an event.

Steve Hewins becomes the first UNCW student-athlete to earn a CAA Post-Graduate Scholarship in 1991.

The budding program signals its arrival when butterflier Sam O’Leary becomes the school’s first NCAA Division I All-American in March of 1982.


Click the video icon to see our story on the CFCC Sea Devils

WILMINGTON, NC (CFCC) — The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) released the bracket for the upcoming National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas on Monday as Cape Fear Community College received a 24-seed in the 24-team event.
“Our guys have grown so much over this year and it’s been a wild ride,” said CFCC Coach Ryan Mantlo. “We plan to get a few days of work in and we now know our opponent, so it’s just a matter of getting things done. I told our guys to enjoy this moment and the experience as we compete for a national title.”

Each of the 16 districts in the NJCAA advanced to the National Tournament along with eight additional teams as ‘zone’ qualifiers and at-large selections. All teams are seeded in the bracket at the direction of the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, with the top 8 seeds receiving first-round byes.
No. 24 CFCC will have a first-round game against No. 9 South Plains out of Texas. Tip-off is scheduled for noon on Monday, March 17. The tournament runs through March 22.

“This is a moment our guys will never forget,” said Mantlo. “We’ve come such a long way since the beginning of the season and it’s all a tribute to the hardwork we’ve put in each day at practice. We look forward to representing Region 10 to the best of our ability as we get ready for this next challenge ahead of us.”

Cape Fear advanced to the National Championships with a 99-89 win over Brunswick Community College in the Region 10 Finals on Saturday afternoon. The Sea Devils have been led all season by a trio of players, including Anthony Vanhook (22.1 ppg), Osandai Vaughn (20.1ppg) and JT Murphy (10.9ppg).

For a complete tournament bracket and seedings for the NJCAA National Tournament, log onto www.njcaa.org.