Hokies Seth Allen named ACC Sixth Man of the Year

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 Virginia Tech guard Seth Allen has been named the ACC Sixth Man of the Year, as announced by the league on Sunday.

Allen, a senior from Woodbridge, Virginia, has come off the bench in 24 of the 29 games in which he has appeared, averaging 13.1 points, 3.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds while playing close to 29 minutes per contest. He has scored in double-figures 21 times and enters the ACC Tournament with 20-or-more points in three of his last seven games. Allen scored the eventual game-winning basket in five of the Hokies’ 10 ACC wins this season.

Allen was also named honorable mention All-ACC. He is joined by teammate Zach LeDay, who earned honorable mention honors for the second consecutive season. LeDay leads the Hokies in scoring and rebounding this season and scored in double figures in 28 of the 30 games to date.

Justin Jackson of North Carolina was named ACC Player of the Year and is joined on the first team by John Collins of Wake Forest, Bonzie Colson of Notre Dame, Luke Kennard of Duke and Donovan Mitchell of Louisville.

Josh Pastner of Georgia Tech was named the league’s Coach of the Year and Dennis Smith Jr., of NC State earned Freshman of the Year honors. Collins was named Most Improved Player and Ben Lammers of Georgia Tech was named Defensive Player of the Year.

All-Atlantic Coast Conference

53 total voters

(5 points per 1st team vote, 3 points per 2nd team vote, 1 point per 3rd team vote)

FIRST TEAM School Points

Luke Kennard Duke *265

Justin Jackson North Carolina 256

John Collins Wake Forest 255

Bonzie Colson Notre Dame 253

Donovan Mitchell Louisville 231

SECOND TEAM

Dwayne Bacon Florida State 141

Dennis Smith Jr. NC State 126

Ben Lammers Georgia Tech 109

Joel Berry II North Carolina 102

London Perrantes Virginia 90

THIRD TEAM

Michael Young Pittsburgh 85

Jaron Blossomgame Clemson 67

Andrew White III Syracuse 67

Davon Reed Miami 66

Jayson Tatum Duke 51

ALL-HONORABLE MENTION (10-or-more points)

Kennedy Meeks North Carolina 34

Matt Farrell Notre Dame 25

Zach LeDay Virginia Tech 24

Jerome Robinson Boston College 23

Jonathan Isaac Florida State 20

Seth Allen Virginia Tech 18

Jamel Artis Pittsburgh 17

V.J. Beachem Notre Dame 12

Steve Vasturia Notre Dame 11

Tyler Lydon Syracuse 10

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Ben Lammers Georgia Tech 50

Isaiah Wilkins Virginia 41

Donovan Mitchell Louisville 39

Davon Reed Miami 25

Xavier Rathan-Mayes Florida State 19

Matt Jones Duke 19

ACC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Dennis Smith NC State 36

Jayson Tatum Duke 8

Josh Okogie Georgia Tech 3

Ky Bowman Boston College 3

Jonathan Isaac Florida State 3

ACC COACH OF THE YEAR

Josh Pastner Georgia Tech 24

Roy Williams North Carolina 8

Mike Brey Notre Dame 7

Leonard Hamilton Florida State 4

Danny Manning Wake Forest 3

Buzz Williams Virginia Tech 3

Jim Larrañaga Miami 2

Rick Pitino Louisville 2

ACC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Ben Lammers Georgia Tech 37

Isaiah Wilkins Virginia 6

Kamari Murphy Miami 4

Matt Jones Duke 3

Xavier Rathan-Mayes Florida State 1

Dennis Smith NC State 1

Steve Vasturia Notre Dame 1

ACC MOST IMPROVED

John Collins Wake Forest 26

Ben Lammers Georgia Tech 15

Matt Farrell Notre Dame 9

Justin Jackson North Carolina 1

Luke Kennard Duke 1

Donovan Mitchell Louisville 1

ACC SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR

Seth Allen Virginia Tech 43

Tadric Jackson Georgia Tech 4

Frank Jackson Duke 3

Marcquise Reed Clemson 2

Markell Johnson NC State 1

The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team has earned a bye in the first round of the 64th annual New York Life ACC Tournament, which will be played Tuesday through Saturday at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Tech finished the regular season 21-9 overall and 10-8 in ACC play. The Hokies tied for seventh place and are the seventh seed in the event. Tech will play the winner of the Boston College vs. Wake Forest on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

The tournament opens Tuesday with three first-round games. No. 12 Clemson (16-14, 6-12) faces No. 13 NC State (15-16, 4-14) at noon, followed by the Wake Forest-BC game at 2 p.m. No. 11 seed Georgia Tech (17-14, 8-10) faces No. 14 Pittsburgh (15-16, 4-14) at 7 p.m. to complete the first day’s action.

Fifth-seeded Duke (23-8, 11-7), No. 6 Virginia (21-9, 11-7), No. 7 Virginia Tech (21-9, 10-8), No. 8 Syracuse (18-13, 10-8) and No.9 Miami (20-10, 10-8) will see their first tournament action on Wednesday. Syracuse and Miami will square off at noon, while Duke, Virginia and Virginia Tech will meet the winners of Tuesday’s three first-round games.

Wednesday’s winners will advance to face the tournament’s four top seeded teams in Thursday’s quarterfinal round.

The 2017 New York Life ACC Tournament will culminate with a pair of semifinal games on Friday night and the championship game on Saturday evening. This year’s championship game is set for a primetime 9 p.m. start.

The previous six ACC Tournaments (2011-16) have produced six different champions.

All 14 tournament games will be nationally televised on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU and the ACC Network (ACCN). All games will also be available via WatchESPN and the ACC.com.

The full schedule for the 2017 New York Life ACC Tournament:

Tuesday, March 7

First round

Noon – No. 12 Clemson vs. No. 13 NC State (ESPN2/ACC Network)

2 p.m. – No. 10 Wake Forest vs. No. 15 Boston College (ESPN2/ACC Network)

7 p.m. – No. 11 Georgia Tech vs. No. 14 Pitt (ESPNU/ACC Network)

Wednesday, March 8

Second round

Noon – No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 9 Miami (ESPN/ACC Network)

2 p.m. – No. 5 Duke vs. Tuesday noon winner (ESPN/ACC Network)

7 p.m. – No. 7 Virginia Tech vs. Tuesday 2 p.m. winner (WWCW)

9 p.m. – No. 6 Virginia vs. Tuesday 7 p.m. winner (WWCW)

Thursday, March 9

Quarterfinals

Noon – No. 1 North Carolina vs. Wednesday noon winner (ESPN/ACC Network)

2 p.m. – No. 4 Louisville vs. Wednesday 2 p.m. winner (ESPN/ACC Network)

7 p.m. – No. 2 Florida State vs. Wednesday 7 p.m. winner (WWCW)

9 p.m. – No. 3 Notre Dame vs. Wednesday 9 p.m. winner (WWCW)

Friday, March 10

Semifinals

7 p.m. – Thursday afternoon winners (WFXR)

9 p.m. – Thursday evening winners (WFXR)

Saturday, March 11

Championship

9 p.m. – Friday evening winners (ESPN/ACC Network)

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