Duke was hoping to punch its ticket to the Big Dance with a deep run in the ACC Tournament, and early in the week it looked good for Coach K's crew. On Tuesday, Duke crushed BC 86-51; then on Wednesday the Blue Devils dominated Louisville 70-56. On Thursday, however, positive Covid tests ended their season.
On the GridCard, after Duke was thrown out, North Carolina vs Virginia Tech was subbed in and decided the GridCard. The replacement Ticker game gave dangerzone (39) and Kara (39) the GridCard win over Lim Lamb (38) and LD (38). It was the first Hamlin-Hopper of the year for both dangerzone and Kara. AK (36) won another PGT, and amcmayonnaise (35/66) earned the King Kong. Six other players posted Qualifying Scores in Gm20: Jeep Lover 2 (34), Dano (32), MMc (32), Ace (31), keyz (31), and Kevin K (31).