In Saturday's ACC action, Wake beat winless USC Upstate, 72-48, Vandy knocked off Georgia Tech, 92-79, Clemson took South Carolina 85-74, Providence beat B.C. in overtime, 98-89, and UNC went to Lexington and won, 86-77.Clemson, in case you missed it, is 7-0 and 18th nationally. After last year's epic collapse, one could be forgiven for not taking them seriously, but the general consensus is that this year's bunch is much, much better than last year's. Ron Morris thinks they could be "scary good" by March.
One of the nice things for the Tigers is that their freshmen are growing up quickly.
You have to scroll down to find it in this article from the Times, but FSU's Ralph Mims sang the national anthem before the Minnesota game, and apparently did pretty well.
As we said yesterday, it's pretty much a tradition in Chapel Hill to say so-and-so will "probably not" play after an injury, only to see that player starting. Happened again with Ty Lawson. Roy Williams said he probably wouldn't play and there he is, starting against UK.
After the shocking Gardner-Webb loss, Kentucky is now 4-2, with both losses coming to schools from North Carolina. Toss Duke into that, and you know they must hate this state like no other.
If things are going well for Clemson, you can't say that for Georgia Tech. They were eviscerated by Vandy, which shot 64% overall and 65% from behind the line in the first half and Tech fell behind 51-31. Paul Hewitt yanked three starters for the second half, but still lost.
Tech's tradition of border-line dirty play under Paul Hewitt continues as the Jackets were whistled for two hard intentional fouls.
B.C. was down by 19 to Providence but managed to rally to put game into overtime.