BC faces ND in ACC tourney

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 10 seed Boston College (13-18, 7-13) vs. No. 7 seed Notre Dame (19-12, 10-10)Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney Second Round, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Boston College and Notre Dame are set to do battle in the second round of the ACC tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last went at it on Feb. 26, when the Fighting Irish shot 41.4 percent from the field en route to a 62-61 victory. Associated Press March 10, 2020 PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. John Mooney, Prentiss Hubb, T.J. Gibbs and Juwan Durham have combined to account for 66 percent of Notre Dame’s scoring this season. For Boston College, Jay Heath, Derryck Thornton and Nik Popovic have collectively scored 48 percent of the team’s points this season, including 56 percent of all Eagles points over their last five.CREATING OFFENSE: Steffon Mitchell has either made or assisted on 46 percent of all Boston College field goals over the last three games. The junior forward has accounted for 11 field goals and 20 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 74: Boston College is 0-12 when it allows at least 74 points and 13-6 when it holds opponents to less than 74.PERFECT WHEN: Boston College is a perfect 7-0 when it holds an opponent to 60 points or fewer. The Eagles are 6-18 when opponents score more than 60.DID YOU KNOW: Notre Dame has committed a turnover on just 14.4 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-lowest percentage among all Division I teams. The Fighting Irish have turned the ball over only 9.9 times per game this season.center_img BC faces ND in ACC tourney ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

The Latest: FA Cup final in England set for Aug. 1

first_imgThere will be no spectators at matches.The season was scheduled to start on April 4 but was suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko says “both players and fans have missed the vivid emotions of a match and the noise from the stands. Soon all this will return.”The move could help clubs stem losses from refunding ticket holders.Only neighboring Belarus is currently holding professional soccer games with fans in the stadium.___The top two divisions of the Swedish league have been given the go-ahead to start their seasons on June 14. ___The Pan Pacific Swimming Championships won’t be held as planned in 2022 because of a crowded international sporting schedule brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.Canada was scheduled to host the quadrennial event in 2022 but instead will host in 2026.Swimming Canada says charter nations Australia, Canada, Japan and the United States “agreed to defer” the event.The Tokyo Olympics were postponed to 2021. That then led to the swimming world championships being pushed back to May 2022. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The reshaped English soccer season is set to end with the FA Cup final on Aug. 1. The Spanish soccer league could use virtual crowds when the competition resumes in empty stadiums next month.Spanish league president Javier Tebas says the league is working with the possibility of giving fans different options on how to watch the matches on television. He says they may be able to choose either the original feed with no fans or an alternative one with crowds superimposed on the stands.Tebas says fans may also have the option of hearing pre-recorded crowd noise or stick with the live sound from the empty stadiums.Tebas says the Spanish league is expected to resume on June 11 and finish on July 19. The next season would start on Sept. 12. The European competitions are set to be played after the end of the domestic leagues.Tebas says he wants two or three league matches to be played every day until the end of the competition.center_img The Football Association has announced provisional dates for the remaining rounds of the competition a day after the Premier League said it planned to restart on June 17.The quarterfinals of the FA Cup are scheduled to take place over the weekend of June 27-28 and the semifinals on July 11-12.The semifinals and final are usually held at Wembley Stadium. The FA says further information on venues will be announced later.The FA says the match dates are dependent on safety measures being met as lockdown measures are gradually eased during the coronavirus pandemic.___ The 2020 Junior Pan Pacific Championships were moved to August 2022 in Hawaii.___Fans will be in the stadiums when the Russian soccer league restarts next month.The Russian government’s coronavirus task force says spectators will be allowed if they don’t exceed 10% of the stadium’s capacity.The Russian league previously announced it will resume games on June 21. The Latest: FA Cup final in England set for Aug. 1 May 29, 2020last_img read more