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Sports: Friday, March 12, 2021

Caps Down Flyers, Hokies Eliminated While UVA Survives In ACC, SU Schedule

The Washington Capitals continued their winning ways with a 5-3 win over Philadelphia last night. Nic Dowd scored twice for the Caps, while John Carlson reached the 500-point plateau with a goal, as Washington improved to 16-6-4. The Capitals host the Flyers again tomorrow night at 7. Air time is 6:45 on The River 95-3.

In the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, Reece Beekman’s 3-point buzzer beater propelled UVA into the semifinals with a 72-69 win over Syracuse. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech was eliminated by North Carolina 81-73. The Cavaliers will take on Georgia Tech tonight at 6:30, while the Hokies will await their fate on Selection Sunday.

The big news at the ACC Tournament yesterday was Duke dropping out of the tournament because of coronavirus issues. The Blue Devils had won their first two games of the ACC Tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday.

In the Big 12 Tournament, WVU fell to Oklahoma State 72-69. The 18-9 Mounties will now see where they are seeded in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

And on the Shenandoah University scoreboard, undefeated Bridgewater blanked Women’s Soccer 2-0. Today, Men’s Tennis plays at Shepherd, Field Hockey hosts Ferrum, and Baseball entertains Guilford. A full slate of events are scheduled tomorrow.

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