The Final Word: Syracuse thumps Georgia Tech, 90-61

first_imgMORE COVERAGEAndrew White’s 40-point explosion propels Syracuse past Georgia Tech, 90-61What we learned from Syracuse’s rout of Georgia Tech in regular-season finaleSyracuse continues home dominance and beats Georgia Tech, 90-61Gallery: Syracuse routs Georgia Tech, 90-61, in regular-season finale Andrew White caught fire to help Syracuse (19-13, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) resoundingly stomp on visiting Georgia Tech (17-14, 8-10), 90-61, in the Carrier Dome on Saturday night. We also learned that Dajuan Coleman was told he’d never play basketball again, head coach Jim Boeheim thinks John Gillon would be All-ACC if he could play another year and Tyler Roberson could be a “really good college player” if he hit jumpers.Our beat writers Connor Grossman and Paul Schwedelson discuss SU’s comeback win and where it puts SU in NCAA Tournament contention. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 4, 2017 at 9:42 pm  AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Mack Brown, North Carolina’s upset bid vs. Clemson falls short on curious 2-point attempt

first_imgFor the third time in five years, Clemson needed a defensive stop on an opposing 2-point conversion attempt to come away with a slim victory.The latest defensive stand came against North Carolina on Saturday against the Tar Heels, led by first-year coach Mack Brown. Carolina running back Javonte Williams scored a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:17 remaining; Brown — not wanting to draw the game out further — made the decision to go for the 2-point attempt. Unfortunately for Carolina, the slow-developing triple-option play failed to convert, allowing Clemson to maintain the one-point lead. After failing to recover the ensuing onside kick, Carolina fell 21-20 at home against the top-ranked Tigers.MORE: Trevor Lawrence meets Clemson’s most important standard: Get the winUNC was a 2-point conversion away from defeating @ClemsonFB, but the Tigers held on!Watch all the highlights in our 60′ in 60″ ⬇️— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 28, 2019It was a valiant effort by Brown and the Heels, who were considered 27.5-point home underdogs heading into the matchup. But college football is not a game of moral victories, and the Twitter reactions to the play call reflected as much:Mack Brown went for two just like all of the Twitter armchair coaches always want to!— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) September 28, 2019You HAVE to go for the 2 point conversion if you’re Mack Brown.Clemson is the more talented team. It’s easier to get 2 yards one time, than try to win in overtime! #ClemsonVsUNC— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) September 28, 2019I loved Mack Brown going for the win there.I don’t know what the hell that play actually was tho? 🤦🏻‍♂️— Jorge Sedano (@Sedano) September 28, 2019Love Mack Brown going for 2, don’t love running a stretch triple option play against a fast Clemson defense— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) September 28, 2019Mack Brown with the worst play call at the goal ever… hate to see it— Barstool Blue Devils (@BarstoolBDevils) September 28, 2019Mack Brown— Ⓜ️arcusD ▶️ (@_MarcusD3_) September 28, 2019Give Mack Brown a lot of credit for the decision. Wish more coaches made those types of calls. Can’t believe that was their best two point play.— BryanBroaddus (@BryanBroaddus) September 28, 2019I admire Mack Brown for going for 2 and the win at home with 1:17 left vs No. 1 Clemson. Absolutely the right decision. I didn’t love the option play called – Clemson is too well coached and fast. Need to trick ’em. But loved the spirit and guts.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 28, 2019How Mack Brown’s gonna be dancing in the locker room after this tough loss to Clemson…— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) September 28, 2019When you decide to give the game to Clemson on a botched 2 point conversion— Auburn Athletics Grief Counselor (@sheabooskyy) September 28, 2019last_img read more