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ACC Roundup

There have been plenty of criticisms about TV and scheduling in the last few
years. Add
Paul Hewitt to the list of the discontented.

ACC
Action For Tuesday, January 31!
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech RSN 7:00
Wake Forest at Miami RSN 9:00
ACC Standings
TEAM CONF W-L TOTAL W-L
<!a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=150" target=_top>Duke 7-0 19-1
<!a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=152" target=_top>N.C.
State
5-2 16-4
<!a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=120" target=_top>Maryland 4-2 14-5
<!a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=103" target=_top>Boston
College
4-3 16-4
<!a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=2390" target=_top>Miami 4-3 12-8
<!a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=258" target=_top>Virginia 4-3 10-7
<!a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=153" target=_top>North
Carolina
3-3 12-5
<!a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=52" target=_top>Florida
State
3-4 12-5
<!a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=228" target=_top>Clemson 3-4 14-6
<!a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=59" target=_top>Georgia
Tech
2-5 9-9
<!a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=154" target=_top>Wake
Forest
1-6 12-8
<!a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=259" target=_top>Virginia
Tech
1-6 11-9

And you know, he's got a point. Unfortunately, so does Fred Barakat,
who says the A.D.'s want the TV money, so you have to dance to the tune they
call.

Tyler Hansbrough is
maybe the best freshman we've seen this year,
but after watching him for a
while, it's amazing how many baskets he scores where he releases his shot at
about 9-9.5 feet off the floor. Part of that is that he's smart enough to
know when he can get away with it, but it blows us away just how often he
can. The emphasis in basketball is on the vertical, but you can only spend
a few seconds in the air.

The Dave Cowens comparison is still our favorite, but we're waiting to see
someone smack one of those low-launching scuds out of the gym.

Tuesday night ACC action sees Tech at Tech (G@V),
and Wake at Miami. Shouldn't Wake be getting seriously pissed about now?

As for the Techs, both have pretty much struggled this season - we don't
think anyone would argue that - and it's a chance for the Hokies to build on the
Wake win and to move further from the cellar.

For Georgia Tech, it's already time to look forward to next year and the
glittering talent haul Paul Hewitt has put together. Tech is going to be
an awful lot of fun to watch, but they'll have the same issue UNC will:
how do you bench guys who were starters when the new kids are clearly better?

Latest Hokie legal adventure can
be found here.

Latest emotionally crushing Hokie off-court basketball loss can
be found here.
These kids are getting no breaks.