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ACC Roundup

In Thursday's only ACC game, Maryland beat Morgan State, 89-65, although the Bears kept it close for a half. Todd Bozeman, who is back in coaching after nuking the Cal program, is doing a good enough job to give erratic UConn and Miami a close game, but not the Terps. Gary Williams did get frustrated enough to throw his jacket on the ground, but David Ginsberg, the AP writer, suggests that maybe he was just mad about 13 first half turnovers.Here's a question: since it was a home game, did the Post not send a reporter? How about that - the Sun did it, too. Maybe they're just placeholders. It's pretty chintzy if not. Those are great papers and you'd think they'd send someone over for a Maryland game.

ACC Standings
Clemson 0-0 .000 8-0 1.000
Duke 0-0 .000 8-0 1.000
North Carolina 0-0 .000 8-0 1.000
Miami 0-0 .000 7-0 1.000
Boston College 0-0 .000 6-1 .857
Florida State 0-0 .000 8-2 .800
Virginia 0-0 .000 6-2 .750
Wake Forest 0-0 .000 5-2 .714
Maryland 0-0 .000 6-3 .667
NC State 0-0 .000 4-2 .667
Virginia Tech 0-0 .000 4-3 .571
Georgia Tech 0-0 .000 4-4 .500
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Presumably they'll both get a real reporter to Sunday's game with B.C., since it kicks off the conference season and all.

The Miami Herald on Miami's fast start:

Why have the Hurricanes gotten off to such a fast start? Defense. UM ranks first in the ACC and 20th nationally in field goal percentage defense (.368). The Hurricanes are second in the conference to Wake Forest in scoring defense (59.3 points). “I’m ecstatic about how we’re doing defensively,” Haith said.

………UM may be the deepest team in the ACC. Nine players average more than 16 minutes per game and the only Hurricane among the ACC’s Top 25 in minutes played is James Dews, who is 24th with an average of 28.9 minutes per game.

FSU's had a hectic schedule lately and the 'Noles are ready to catch their breath a bit.