No. 5 seed Duke, No. 6 seed Virginia and No. 7 seed Virginia Tech also have byes but only to the second-round games. White went 8-of-9 from three-point range, including seven made three-pointers in the second half alone.
Syracuse under Jim Boeheim seems to always play well in these conference tournaments and they need to get back into a good rhythm after dropping four of the last six games overall to end the regular season.
But Luke Kennard's short jumper in the last minute eliminated Clemson from the tournament and capped off another huge game for the Wooden Award finalist. The two seniors were benched for the first 10 minutes of the Panthers' regular-season finale loss to Virginia on Saturday by coach Kevin Stallings.
Q. 11-2 run. They got control of the game, and you came back. We're a tough team to knock out.
In their first year in the conference the Orange as the #2 seed was upset by North Carolina State in their first ever trip 66-63. The Cardinals are 2-3 in neutral site games, including the 1986 national championship game and the 2013 Elite Eight game in Indianapolis.
Duke: The Blue Devils lost their only meeting with Louisville this season, falling 78-69 on the road.
Then in 2013 and '14, the ACC raided the Big East again, adding Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Louisville.
The crowd of 4,254, sixth-largest in Sojka history, stormed the court and mobbed the players to set off a March celebration.
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No. 9 Georgetown vs. The Bison (26-8) gained the conference's automatic NCAA tourney bid for the first time since 2013.
Game 6: No. 7 Virginia Tech vs.
"You saw a game where a lot of guys played well", Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. Near steal. Though Mitchell still got the ball, Matt Jones contested his 3-pointer that was nowhere near the rim as time expired. "Every coach in the country that's on the bubble thinks his team should get in". Louisville's ability to run fresh bodies at Duke and wear it down played roles in home wins the last two seasons, including a 78-69 verdict January 14. We have to be prepared for that and really ready to handle their pressure the whole game.
OUR PREDICTION: The Tigers are 4-9-2 against the spread in their last 15 games when taking on an opponent with a winning record and are 2-8-2 at the betting window in their last 12 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above.600. Duke hit more 3's than 2's and still won. The final two games will feature the two teams from Virginia. Furman held on his serve and pushed to the tiebreaker, which Soendergaard led early 4-1. "But the two threes he took were right on target".
Duke battled injuries to an up-and-down fifth-place finish, the Wolfpack fired their coach and suffered a blowout loss on the tournament's opening day and the Florida State Seminoles finished second in the league after being voted eighth in the preseason poll.
Tatum was especially good against Clemson - 20 points, nine rebounds and four assists.
The victor will advance to face No. 5 seed Duke at 2 p.m.in a second-round game on Wednesday.