ACC tournament 2017 scores, bracket, live blog: Duke beats Notre Dame for title

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Duke shocked the ACC, and the country, on Saturday by beating Notre Dame, 75-69, to complete an improbable run and win the ACC tournament championship.

Duke-North Carolina round three didn’t disappoint on Friday night. The two bluebloods battled to the end at the Barclays Center, and North Carolina — which dominated the first half — gave up a double-digit lead in the second half. It was more about Duke’s dominance than UNC’s blown lead, though. The preseason No. 1 team got major minutes from Harry Giles, who has been limited due to lack of production. And Grayson Allen, who has been a wild card over the last month in terms of his production, added 18 points off the bench to help lead the Blue Devils to an ACC title appearance.

Duke will face No. 3 seed Notre Dame on Saturday in the tournament’s title game after the Irish took care of Florida State on Friday. Duke won the regular season matchup between the two, but Notre Dame is playing as well as anyone right now.

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Since 2000, the league’s tournament has been dominated by Duke, which has taken home the hardware nine times in that span. But thte Blue Devils haven’t won it since 2011, allowing teams like Florida State, Miami, Virginia and North Carolina to be crowned champions in recent years. Now they have a chance to add to that list on Saturday.

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Predictions (Tournament winner)

Jerry Palm: North Carolina

Chip Patterson: Louisville

Matt Norlander: Louisville

Howard Megdal: North Carolina


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Scores (All times Eastern)

Tuesday, March 7 (First round)
Game 1: No. 12 Clemson 75, No. 13 NC State 61
Game 2: No. 15 Boston College, No. 10 Wake Forest 92
Game 3: No. 14 Pitt 61, No. 11 Georgia Tech 59
Wednesday, March 8 (Second round)
Game 4: No. 9 Miami 62, No. 8 Syracuse 57
Game 5: No. 5 Duke 79, No. 12 Clemson 72
Game 6: No. 7 Virginia Tech 99, No. 10 Wake Forest 90 
Game 7: No. 6 Virginia 75, No. 14 Pitt 63
Thursday, March 9 (Quarterfinals)
Game 8: No. 1 North Carolina 78, No. 9 Miami 53
Game 9: No. 5 Duke 81 No. 4 Louisville 77
Game 10: No. 7 Virginia Tech 68, No. 2 Florida State 74
Game 11: No. 6 Virginia 58, No. 3 Notre Dame 71
Friday, March 10 (Semifinals)
Game 12: North Carolina 83, No. 5 Duke 93
Game 13: No. 2 Florida State 73 No. 3 Notre Dame 77
Saturday, March 11 (Championship)
Game 14: No. 5 Duke 75, No. 3 Notre Dame 69
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