No surprises Tuesday night - Virginia Tech beat William & Mary 74-64,
with no struggle, Miami beat winless Stetson 65-56, and a B.C. team described as
by Duquesne, 81-69, thanks to Akida McClain.
Sounds like UNC was
knocked a bit sideways by the USC loss. How will they bounce
back? UNC-Asheville is probably
a good place to start. Ol' Roy Williams was
not pleased with the West Coast swing.
Not only does State have a tough game with GW coming up, but the Pack opens
with 3 tough ACC road games in their first four conference games. The Pack
goes to Chapel Hill on Jan. 7, then to B.C. three days later, hosts Georgia
Tech, and then travels to Durham on the 18th.
By contrast, B.C. could start out quite well in the conference.
Maryland aside, (road loss in December), the Eagles play at Tech, host State,
then FSU, then go to Miami, then host UNC and Georgia Tech.
By the way, Virginia Tech's record is looking pretty good at 9-3. But
look who they have played: Radford, WCU, Mt. St. Mary's, Marshall, Morgan
State, NC A&T, St. John's, Stanford, and William & Mary. Those are
The losses are to Duke, Ohio State, and Bowling Green. Stanford and St.
John's would have helped in past seasons, but not this year, as both, and
particularly Stanford, stink.
They're not alone in the art of schedule padding, of course. Clemson
has done it too, and State, under Herb Sendek, does it constantly.
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