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ACC Roundup

There's a school of thought that says the ACC is down, and there may be some truth to that. But on days like Saturday, who the heck cares?

Where else could you start but with the Terps? We said that we thought UNC wasn't playing well and that they could be had, and sure enough, they were. But we didn't think Maryland was up to it, at least not offensively. But the Terps were brilliant. They completely outplayed and outclassed UNC. All the talk of going undefeated has come to a screeching halt.

ACC Standings
Duke 3-0 1.000 15-1 .938
North Carolina 3-1 .750 18-1 .947
Boston College 3-1 .750 12-5 .706
Clemson 2-2 .500 14-4 .778
Maryland 2-2 .500 12-7 .632
Virginia Tech 2-2 .500 11-7 .611
Miami 1-2 .333 14-3 .824
NC State 1-2 .333 12-5 .706
Virginia 1-2 .333 11-5 .688
Wake Forest 1-2 .333 11-5 .688
Florida State 1-2 .333 12-6 .667
Georgia Tech 1-3 .250 8-9 .471

Maryland looked more confident, more assertive, and more imposing than UNC. Now the Heels have to figure out how to get things back on track. It's not like they're in a hole - it's just one game. But it's clear now they can be had, so any aura they had is gone.

The Heels only shot 38%, which makes it harder to win, for sure. And consider this: while Clemson managed UNC's pressure fairly easily in their recent matchup, that wasn't the case in Durham. So what doy ou make of the discrepancy?

Meanwhile, in Raleigh State had a sensational end to a game they appeared to let go of: at the end of overtime, Gavin Grant hit a layup, hen stole the inbounds and hit another to make it even more clear.

These are the kind of wins which can turn your season around.

Meanwhile, Georgia Tech finally got a win, defeating Virginia Tech, 81-70, and UVa defeated B.C., 84-66. Matt Causey scored 30 for GT, which surely was unexpected. Hokie rookie Jeff Allen lost his cool and bumped an oficial. There's an excellent chance he'll be suspended, possibly missing Duke's trip to Blacksburg.