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Virginia Tech deals Clemson its 6th consecutive ACC loss

Virginia Tech deals Clemson its 6th consecutive ACC loss

CLEMSON, S.C. — Seth Allen scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half as hot-shooting Virginia Tech held off Clemson 82-81 on Sunday, sending the Tigers to their sixth straight Atlantic Coast Conference loss.

The Hokies (15-4, 4-3 ACC) shot 60.9 percent (14 of 23) in the second half and 54.7 percent overall to win for the third time in the past four games. Allen made five of his six shots — including three 3-pointers — in the final 20 minutes and had a critical steal with 90 seconds left to keep Virginia Tech out front.

The Tigers (11-8, 1-6) appeared to take the lead down 70-69 as Jaron Blossomgame's shot with 3:48 left was rolling around and ready to fall in when teammate Sidy Djitte, attempting a tip in, knocked it away.

Chris Clarke soon followed with a three-point play and Allen hit a crushing 3-pointer with 29 seconds left to seal things for the Hokies.

Clemson got within 80-78 with 5.9 seconds left on Blossomgame's 3-pointer. But Justin Bibbs hit two foul shots to seal things.

Blossomgame and Avry Holmes had 20 points each for Clemson, whose ACC losing streak is its longest since dropping seven straight to end the 2012-13 season.

Holmes hit a 3-pointer for Clemson as time ran out to end the scoring.

Zach LeDay had 16 points and Ahmed Hill had 11 for the Hokies.

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Cal Ripken Jr. congratulates Terps' Anthony Cowan Jr. on becoming the latest 'Iron Man'

Cal Ripken Jr. congratulates Terps' Anthony Cowan Jr. on becoming the latest 'Iron Man'

Anthony Cowan Jr.'s time at the University of Maryland has been filled with big buckets in clutch moments. But above all else, Cowan has been one thing for the Terps: consistent.

On Wednesday night, for Maryland's thrilling last-second win over Minnesota, Cowan started his 127th consecutive game. Now a senior, Cowan has never missed a game in his Maryland career. The start on Wednesday allowed him to pass Keith Booth for the most consecutive starts in school history.

An impressive feat, Cowan is now the Terps' "Iron Man."

Among all the congratulations, Cowan received a special one from one of the all-time Iron Men: Cal Ripken Jr. The former Orioles shortstop, who played in a record 2,632 straight games, sent a message to Cowan welcoming him to a special group.

The Hall of Famer, who has been in attendance at Maryland games in the past, said the best part about being an Iron Man is that you're someone everyone can rely on. He sees a lot of that in the Maryland guard.

"I wanted you to know that we can all count on you," Ripken Jr. said. "Keep things rolling and good luck in March."

If Maryland wants to make a deep run in March, it'll need Cowan to continue to be consistent. The good thing for the Terps is that he knows no other way.

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When is Selection Sunday 2020? Date, time, how to watch, live stream

When is Selection Sunday 2020? Date, time, how to watch, live stream

It's almost March, and that mean the madness is about to begin.

But before the upset, buzzer-beaters, bracket busters can commence, the tournament field has to be decided. That's where Selection Sunday comes in to play. One of the most anticipated days of the year, teams across the country will learn their path toward a potential National Championship.

Here's everything you need to know about Selection Sunday.

When is Selection Sunday?

The 2020 Selection Sunday begins on March 15, at 6 p.m. ET.

Where can I watch Selection Sunday?

The 2019 Selection Sunday will be shown on TBS at 6p.m. ET following the conclusion of all conference tournament games. 

Is there a Selection Sunday Live Stream?

The 2019 Selection Sunday show can be streamed on NCAA.com 

The show will run through each region of the bracket, highlighting the 32 conference champions and 36 at-large teams that will be in the mix.

2020 NCAA Tournament Important Dates

  • Selection Sunday: March 15
  • First Four: March 17-18
  • First Round: March 19-20
  • Second Round: March 21-22
  • Sweet 16/Elite Eight: March 26-29
  • Final Four: April 4
  • National Championship: April 6

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