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2008 ACC Tournament Semifinals: Review

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This is what we have come to expect from the ACC Tournament.

#1 UNC 68 #4 Virginia Tech 66

This looked all game long like that game I have seen UNC play so many times where they simply could not get over the hump. In the end they did and Tyler Hansbrough showed why he should be the NPOY by chasing down the offensive rebound and hitting the jumper to win the game. And credit Virginia Tech for coming out and playing toe-to-toe with UNC after the beatdown administered to them in Chapel Hill last month. Seth Greenberg validated his COY award in my opinion.

#3 Clemson 78 #2 Duke 74

Down goes Duke(I love writing that.) Clemson looks like a team on a mission and when this game was tight late, Clemson executed and hit free throws which is probably the more amazing aspect of their win. The Tigers are simply playing great basketball right now and Duke seems to have lost themselves since getting to 10-0 in the ACC.  Kyle Singler has ceased to exist it seems like and in this game so did Jon Scheyer.  It is not surprising to see Duke have problems in February but it is a bit odd to see them lose back-to-back ACC Tournaments because it has been 10 years since it last happened.  Clemson advances to their first ACC title game since 1962.