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Conference Tournament Roundup: UVA survives on Beekman’s buzzer-beater

Results from the ACC and Big 12 men’s basketball Conference Tournaments.
Results from the ACC and Big 12 men’s basketball Conference Tournaments.(WHSV)
Published: Mar. 11, 2021 at 2:25 PM EST
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Results from the ACC and Big 12 men’s basketball Conference Tournaments.

Beekman’s buzzer-beater leads top-seeded UVA to win over Syracuse

Reece Beekman’s three-pointer as time expired lifted UVA, the No. 1 seed, to a 72-69 victory over 8th-seeded Syracuse Thursday afternoon in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The game-winning shot was Beekman’s only bucket of the contest. Sam Hauser led UVA in scoring with 21 points while Jay Huff added 13 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks. Trey Murhpy III finished with 15 points for the Cavaliers. Syracuse was led in scoring by Buddy Boeheim, who poured in a game-high 31 points.

UVA advances to the ACC Tournament semifinal round Friday night. The Cavaliers are scheduled to play Georgia Tech at 6:30 p.m.

UNC defeats Virginia Tech in ACC quarterfinals

No. 3 seed Virginia Tech lost to No. 6 seed North Carolina, 81-73, Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament.

UNC’s size proved to be the difference, especially in the second half. The Tar Heels outrebounded Hokies, 43-32, and grabbed 14 offensive rebounds to Virginia Tech’s five. Armando Bacot scored 17 points, hauled in 13 rebounds, and blocked four shots for UNC. RJ Davis led the Tar Heels in scoring with 19 points.

Virginia Tech was led in scoring by Justyn Mutts, who poured in 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Tyrece Radford added 20 points and six rebounds for the Hokies.

North Carolina advances to face Florida State in the ACC Tournament semifinal round Friday night. Virginia Tech will now await its seed for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

WVU falls to Oklahoma State in Big 12 Quarterfinal

No. 4 seed West Virginia lost to fifth-seeded Oklahoma State, 72-69, Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament. The Mountaineers had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds but Sean McNeil’s three-pointer came after the final buzzer sounded.

West Virginia was led in scoring by Miles McBride, who scored 19 points and dished out six assists, and Taz Sherman, who poured in 19 points off the bench. Cade Cunningham and Avery Anderson III each scored 17 points to lead the Cowboys.

West Virginia will now await its seed for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

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