And so ends the Steve Donahue era - fittingly, in a game that featured a power outage. If you're looking to re-live all the action and drama:
What a barn burner. After the first 6 minutes, the teams had a field goal a piece, along with 2 FT's for Boston College. After the two interruptions, one for a clock malfuction and one for the lights going out, both teams started to gain a bit of momentum going into the half. After leading by double digits for a while, Tech got sloppy and let Boston College back into the game over the last 5 minutes of the game. With 2 minutes left in the game, Boston College was on an 11-0 run, with Tech only up by 1 point.
Trae Golden's three-point play with 35.3 seconds left in overtime helped Georgia Tech beat Boston College 73-70 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
They blew a 13-point lead with just over 8 minutes left and went roughly 10 minutes between field goals in regulation and OT before regrouping to claim their first ACC tournament win since reaching the 2010 title game. Georgia Tech will play sixth-seeded Clemson (19-11) in the second round Thursday night.
We'll have plenty of content to get you ready for this weekend's hockey games but, here's some links on Eagle alums:
With captain Drew Bagnall lost to season-ending shoulder surgery, the Amerks acquired stay-at-home defenseman Nick Petrecki on loan from the Worcester Sharks. Petrecki, 24, is in his fifth American Hockey League season, all with Worcester. He was drafted in the first round (28th overall) by San Jose in 2007, played two seasons at Boston College, then signed with the Sharks.
Defenseman Patrick Wey was 16 when he left home in Mt. Lebanon to move to Waterloo, Iowa, and play in the junior United States Hockey League. That doesn't mean he thinks all Western Pennsylvania hockey players need to go away to develop into NHL talent. "It worked for me," Wey, 22, said Tuesday after being called up from Hershey of the American Hockey League by the Washington Capitals. "I know the hockey community is definitely growing here," he said. "It was just a personal decision for me to go to play in the USHL. There are plenty of ways to get where you want to go. This is the route I took."
Fourteen former football Eagles participated in Boston College's annual NFL Pro Day held on the campus of the college on Wednesday, March 12.
Former Boston College running back Andre Williams burst onto the scene last season, becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist. Now, he's hoping he impressed NFL scouts with a faster 40-yard dash than he had last month at the scouting combine. Williams and about a dozen other Eagles prospects were part of the school's pro day Wednesday under a temporary bubble at Alumni Stadium.
Just Missed the Cut: Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Boston College, Virginia Tech