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ACC Roundup

It was a busy night in the ACC, but not the best. Scores and opponents:

  • FSU 76, St. Peter's 63
  • Clemson 103, Western Carolina 60
  • Cincinnati 80, NCSU 71
  • Maryland 66, American 54
  • Miami 59, Louisville 82
  • BC 66, KU 84
  • Virginia Tech 94, Campbell 70

Atlantic Coast Conference
<!a href="" target=_top>Virginia
1-0 9-3
<!a href="" target=_top>Boston
1-0 7-3
<!a href="" target=_top>Virginia 1-0 7-3
<!a href="" target=_top>Miami
1-0 7-6
<!a href="" target=_top>Clemson 0-0 12-0
<!a href="" target=_top>Duke 0-0 11-1
<!a href="" target=_top>North
0-0 10-1
<!a href="" target=_top>Florida
0-0 11-2
<!a href="" target=_top>Maryland 0-1 11-2
<!a href="" target=_top>Georgia
0-1 8-3
<!a href="" target=_top>North
Carolina State
0-1 7-4
<!a href="" target=_top>Wake
0-1 7-4

The big game was BC getting clobbered by Kansas. Apparently, the Eagles
were unprepared for KU to run a zone, and so got smoked.

In D.C., Gary Williams is still frustrated by his team, and unhappy with the
defense. He is tinkering with the lineup as a result, with Parrish
Brown replacing Mike Jones. D.J. Strawberry sparked the team and helped to
overcome a sluggish beginning.

N.C. State continues to compete well, although for the second straight game,
they couldn't close the deal. They led Cincy for much of the game before
letting it go. They're a game team, but they just don't have enough. Still,
Sidney Lowe continues to impress with limited resources.

If anyone had guessed that the last undefeated team in the ACC would be
Clemson, well, maybe after looking at their schedule, yeah, but still...Clemson
is rarely 12-0. But as we have argued before, Oliver Purnell is a
different sort of coach for the Tigers and is doing very well.

St. Peter's has a glorious basketball history, but like most Catholic schools
which used to dominate college basketball, Big East members excluded, the glory
days are behind them. Shouldn't FSU be able to do better than a 13 point

We expected Miami to fade as the season went on, but we thought that would
come later. The 'Canes are barely over .500 now after losing to
Louisville. And Louisville's not all that either, at least not
lately. Rick Pitino is still a great coach, but Louisville, so far anyway,
is not the platform that Kentucky was. After his red-hot start, Jack McClinton
continues to slow, scoring only eight against Louisville.

Virginia Tech is 9-3 after defeating Campbell and has won five straight. But
those five were against Campbell, a rebuilding Seton Hall, Wake Forest, App.
State, and ODU. No doubt the Hokies are improving, but those losses may be