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Playing in first ACC Tournament, Dawes looked like a senior, not a freshman

GRENESBORO, N.C. — Al-Amir Dawes was a little anxious about playing in Wednesday’s second-round game at the ACC Tournament.

The freshman from New Jersey grew up watching the tournament and wondered what it might be like to play in college basketball’s best conference tournament. The experience did not disappoint him. Of course, it helped that he and the No. 8 seeded Tigers found a way to extend their season for at least another day with a 69-64 victory over No. 9 Miami Wednesday at the Greensboro Coliseum.

“Coming in as a freshman, you are just going to see what you are going for and playing for,” he said.