A look at the updated 2016 ACC Tournament bracket after Duke’s loss to Notre Dame in the quarterfinals
The Duke Blue Devils are a perennial powerhouse in the ACC and, even after an up-and-down regular season this year, they were still considered one of the favorites in the 2016 ACC Tournament. On Thursday, they played in their second game of the tournament in a quarterfinals matchup with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Duke jumped out to a lead in the first half and seemed to be firmly in control of the matchup and bound for a semifinals matchup with their rivals in the North Carolina Tar Heels as they pushed their lead to 16 points at one point in the second half. However, Zach August wasn’t about to allow the Irish to go down without a fight.
Auguste came up huge throughout the entire game, but especially in the second half with a number of huge rebounds, buckets, and defensive plays that allowed Notre Dame to come back. Auguste finished with 19 points and an astonishing 22 rebounds as they ultimately forced overtime and overcame Duke to advance to the semifinals of the 2016 ACC Tournament.
Now that Duke has lost and Notre Dame has advanced, let’s take a look at the updated 2016 ACC Tournament bracket after this game. For a printable version of the bracket, simply click on the picture and you’ll be all set.
North Carolina vs. Notre Dame in the semifinals is going to be a huge matchup for the ACC Tournament, especially considering that the Tar Heels were upset by the Irish in the regular season.
Who do you have in the ACC Tournament Finals and who do you have winning it all with what’s happened to this point? Let us know in the comments below.