Jeff Fischel's ACC Basketball Top 5 Plays of the Year (so far)
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JEFF FISCHEL'S TOP 5 PLAYS (SO FAR)
VIRGINIA (DARIUS THOMPSON)
It required a suspension of disbelief. In fact, this was a 100% Wake lock with :20 left. But then crazy things started happening. A steal. A 3-pointer. 2 missed free throws. Another 3. 1 missed free throw. Then this.
DUKE (GRAYSON ALLEN)
Virginia fans derisively refer to this bucket as a game-winning walk. Look, we just went through how the Cavaliers had no business winning vs Wake. For frustrated Cavaliers fans, consider it karma. I did love Tony Bennett's postgame comment: I joked to Coach K, "I think he traveled." He said, "Well, I think he got fouled."
LOUISVILLE (DONOVAN MITCHELL)
This is the highest-ranked play in the top 5 that catches you off guard. It's not an end-of-game moment. But Donovan Mitchell flew OVER one of the best freshmen in the nation, Malik Beasley, and threw it down ostentatiously. How's that for an SAT word?
NC STATE (CAT BARBER)
I hate to think of where the Pack would be this year without Mr. Barber. I know this, the Pack could have an OT loss vs High Point, but Cat saved 1 of the Pack's 9 lives with this shot.
SYRACUSE (TYLER ROBERSON)
I'd say Mr. Roberson enjoyed his visit to Cameron. He scored 14 points and had 20 rebounds to help Syracuse beat Duke. And Roberson threw down a ridiculous off-hand alley-oop jam.