The Latest: Appleby cleared to play for Florida
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):___7:45 p.m.Florida guard Tyree Appleby has been cleared to play and was in the starting lineup for No. 1 seed in the second round for a third time, joining the 2000 team against Arizona and the 2017 squad against Villanova. Sister Jean Delores Schmidt gave an inspirational pregame prayer to her Loyola Chicago team before the eighth-seeded Ramblers met top-seeded Illinois in Sunday’s second round. UCLA and Abilene Christian face off Monday, assuring that at least one double-digit seed will reach the Sweet 16. This is the first time four teams seeded 13th or worse made it to the second round.
Cavaliers’ Beekman hits game winning three to advance past Orange
-Virginia has advanced to the ACC Tournament semifinals in six of the last seven ACC tournaments and for the 26th time overall. 1 seed for the ACC Tournament for the sixth time in school history and fifth under head coach Tony Bennett (2014-2015-2018-2019-2021). - The Cavaliers are 43-63 all-time in the ACC Tournament and 18-24 in Greensboro, including the 2014 tournament title. - Boeheim has averaged 22 points in five career ACC Tournament games, scoring at least 15 points in each. - The Orange slipped to 4-6 in the ACC Tournament and to 2-3 in games played in Greensboro.
Syracuse dominates No. 16 Virginia Tech in 78-60 win
Jan 23, 2021; Syracuse, New York, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Joseph Girard III (11) drives the ball past Virginia Tech Hokies guard Nahiem Alleyne (4) in the first half at the Carrier Dome. 16 Virginia Tech 78-60 on Saturday. Nahiem Alleyne led Virginia Tech with a season-tying-high 20 points. Virginia Tech closed to 47-44 on a lay-in by David N'Guessan with 13:45 to go, then Syracuse outscored the Hokies 31-9 to build its biggest lead of the game at 78-53. “Their zone was good today,” said Virginia Tech coach Mike Young.
No. 1 Clemson wakes up late to beat Syracuse 47-21
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) throws a pass during an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. 1 Clemson used a late boost to pull away to a 47-21 victory after Syracuse drew within a score at 27-21. Syracuse (1-5, 1-4), a 45-point underdog, rallied from 17-0 down to draw within a touchdown late in the third quarter before Clemson regained its footing. The Syracuse Orange couldn't finish this one off, however. There seemed no way Syracuse should be in position to scare the Tigers, yet it had its chances late.
Flames striving for offensive consistency against Syracuse
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Syracuse Orange came to the Hill City and left the Flames a sour 24-0 loss in 2019′s season opener. “I actually think they’re better,” said Syracuse head coach Dino Babers. “I think we’re further along in year two than I thought we’d be,” said Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze. Liberty enters at 4-0 with a staunch defense but an offense that’s seeking consistency in the passing game. The Flames hope to be the ones standing on Saturday and in the process, gain their first ever win over an ACC team.
Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Nike, Smart Global and Biogen
Nike earned 70 cents per share on revenue of $10.33 billion, topping the earnings of 58 cents per share and revenue of $10.09 billion Wall Street expected, according to Refinitiv. Smart Global shares fell 3% during extended trading after the parent company of chipmaker SMART Modular Technologies reported a first-quarter earnings miss. For the second quarter, the company expects adjusted earnings between 45 cents to 55 cents per share and revenue between $265 million to $275 million. Analysts had forecast earnings of 58 cents per share on revenue of $271 million. Biogen added they will retire the shares and that the latest repurchase is separate from its prior repurchase in March 2019.cnbc.com