2021 ACC Tournament: Semifinal Recap (3-12-21)

By: Joe Dillard Jr.

Headline Photo Courtesy of ACC/Winston-Salem Journal/Andrew Dye)

Joe Dillard Jr.-LMS Network Columnist and Host of “Commonwealth Sports Talk”

Day 4 has two games scheduled and the first one is cancelled due to a UVA positive COVID-19 test.  This allows Georgia Tech to advance into the title game with just one victory needed to reach the game.  So, with the leaving one game left Carolina faced off against Florida State in a true battle that provided all types of action. Florida State came out in the first half dominant in all phases of the game. 22 to 8 with points in the paint and plus 6 from the three-point line.  

Florida State’s Scottie Barnes (4) flies to the basket on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Greensboro, N.C. (Winston-Salem Journal/Andrew Dye)

With Carolina down 35-24 they would yet need another halftime comeback. Coming out in the first 8 minutes Carolina went on a run to gain a 2-point lead however that might have gassed Carolina out as Florida State led by the 7-footer Balsa Koprivica 17 points and 11 rebounds. Florida State displayed their physicality and skill to advance to the ACC Championship against Georgia Tech at 8:30pm on ESPN.