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Well give credit where credit is due: we expected Georgia Tech to get smoked but good by Kansas, but the Yellow Jackets roared back at the end and very nearly stole the game. Pretty impressive, considering how bad they've been early on. Kudos to Hewitt & co.

Wednesday Night ACC Action!
Teams Times TV
Hampton @ UVa 7:00
South Florida @ Wake Forest 7:00
Liberty @ Virginia Tech 7:00
UNC @ Canda 9:00
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 10-3 .769
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 4-5 .444
Maryland 0-1 .000 6-5 .545

And in the other game Tuesday night, Bobby Cremins nearly pulled off an upset of FSU, losing 66-61 after leading most of the way. Near miss! Charleston had a one point lead and the ball with 51 seconds left but couldn't hold on.

Good thing FSU won the basketball game, because it wasn't a good football day at Free Shoes U: Florida State suspended as many as 25 players for the upcoming bowl game with Kentucky. That's a huge hit. The returnees will also be penalized next season: the average suspension is for 3.6 games.

This is punishment for academic misconduct.

Anyway, it's definitely a positive that both basketball teams won. Another crappy week could have cost the ACC a lot of momentum in the race for seeds.

Virginia plays Hampton Wednesday night, but UVa has a serious injury bug going on. Hampton is dangerous, too: they've given Maryland and George Mason very tough games and did beat VCU. Not a great time to have big injuries, and a loss would be another chink in the ACC's armor.

In the other games, South Florida takes on Wake, Liberty heads over to Virginia Tech, and Nicholls State gets ready to visit UNC.

UNC's Deon Thompson says he's not where he thought he'd be this season, despite getting in much better condition.

In some ACC alum news, Darryl Strawberry is currently touring the D-League.