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ACC Roundup

There really is nothing quite like the ACC: before the season, who would have
guessed that Miami and Virginia would have a piece of third place, and Clemson
would be in fourth - at any point in the season? Put more simply, did
anyone think FSU, Clemson, UVa, and Miami would be ahead of UNC, B.C., and

Sunday Night ACC Action!
North Carolina at Florida State FSN 6:30
Atlantic Coast Conference Standings
<!a href="" target=_top>Duke 5-0 17-1
<!a href="" target=_top>N.C.
4-2 15-3
<!a href="" target=_top>Maryland 3-2 13-4
<!a href="" target=_top>Miami 3-2 11-7
<!a href="" target=_top>Virginia 3-2 9-6
<!a href="" target=_top>Clemson 3-3 14-5
<!a href="" target=_top>Florida
2-2 11-3
<!a href="" target=_top>North
2-2 10-4
<!a href="" target=_top>Boston
2-3 14-4
<!a href="" target=_top>Georgia
2-3 9-7
<!a href="" target=_top>Wake
1-4 12-6
<!a href="" target=_top>Virginia
0-5 10-8

But there it is.

Clemson beat Georgia Tech, 73-63, basically on defense: they held Tech to
only three baskets after the 14:18 mark of the second half. Clemson was
outrebounded 49-27 but forced 27 turnovers and of course shut Tech down.

State's Cameron Bennerman is having a pretty good senior year, and his
performance against Wake may have been his best yet: Bennerman scored 26
points, and harassed Justin Gray into 5-22 from the field.

Continuing Wake's tradition of punk behavior (see: Randolph Childress and
Chris "Low Blow" Paul), Gray got mad and threw his gum in the crowd,
hitting a State fan. Afterwards, he said "I
want to win, I'm not here to get taunted by the crowd the whole night and then
walk out with a loss. I was just mad at that point. It happens."

Well so does the losing, apparently.

Maryland had a tight first half, but ran away
from Virginia Tech in the second to win 81-72. Nic Caner-Medley proved to
be a tough matchup for Tech. Tech falls to 0-5 in the conference and 10-8
in the conference, and their NCAA hopes at this point are pretty thin.

B.C. got past Miami, 65-61, but they had to
work for it. But B.C. has owned Miami, beating them eight straight in two

In Sunday night action, UNC goes to Tallahassee to play a much-improved
FSU. With eight days off, the 'Noles will be rested and
refreshed. UNC has struggled some in recent games, and FSU has a lot
of players to throw at the Heels on defense. And for a big game, FSU's
crowd can actually wake up. If the 'Noles win, they'll move to a
four-way tie for third place, and drop UNC to a tie for fifth with Boston