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ACC Roundup

In ACC action Monday night, outside of Durham anyway, Miami, now #22 in the country (ranked for the first time in five years) beat the mess out of Stetson, crushing the Hatters, 89-53.  It's pretty clear at this point that this is a different sort of Miami team.  They've got size and quickness and they play hard.  It's not like last year, not even close.  Now if they could just come up with attractive uniforms.

Tuesday Night ACC Action!
Teams Times TV
CofC @ FSU 7:00 X
Kansas @ Georgia Tech 7:00 ESPN
ACC Standings
Boston College 1-0 1.000 7-2 .778
Duke 0-0 .000 10-0 1.000
Miami 0-0 .000 10-0 1.000
North Carolina 0-0 .000 9-0 1.000
Clemson 0-0 .000 8-0 1.000
Virginia 0-0 .000 7-2 .778
Florida State 0-0 .000 9-3 .750
Wake Forest 0-0 .000 6-3 .667
NC State 0-0 .000 5-3 .625
Virginia Tech 0-0 .000 5-4 .556
Georgia Tech 0-0 .000 4-4 .500
Maryland 0-1 .000 6-5 .545

Here is an article from a Kansas site asking how good is Kansas, and using Georgia Tech as a measuring stick (they play Tech in Atlanta on Tuesday).  We're not sure how good Kansas is - pretty good though - but our guess is they rip through Tech like a tornado through Auntie Em.

Tuesday's other game features Charleston and Bobby Cremins taking on old ACC rival Florida State, something he'll relish.  Charleston is 4-4, by the way.  Here's a nice article on Bobby and his wife, Carolyn, who says she's like "the the one on the ground, holding the string to the kite. Sometimes I have to reel him in."  Good thing someone does.

Cremins won 22 games at Charleston last year, by the way.

Clemson is off soon to Puerto Rico, to take part in the San Juan Shootout.  No word yet on whether or not James Mays will be back.

Speaking of injuries, Tyler Hansbrough is expected back on Wednesday to play against Nicholls State. We didn't see the injury, but we saw Ol' Roy's comments afterwards. It brought back the incident from the Duke-UNC game last year, when Gerald Henderson injured Hansbrough.

We don't mean to diminish either injury - both were serious, and no one needs to get hurt.

But can we just say this? Hansbrough plays a very physical game.  And we understand that Williams is naturally going to stick up for his guys.  But Hansbrough plays like a bull in a china shop. They don't call him Psycho T for nothing.  He shouldn't get beat up playing basketball.  But by the same token, he bruises guys up on a nightly basis.