In Tuesday night ACC action, Maryland trounced Holy Cross, 73-48, and Wake took out BYU, 79-62.
For Maryland, it's their fourth straight win since losing to American at home. And they did it without Eric Hayes, who sat out with an ankle injury. Holy Cross lost their point guard for the year, though, after he blew out his Achilles tendon against San Francisco.
Perhaps not surprisingly then, the Crusaders coughed it up 23 times (Maryland had eighteen boo-boos of their own) and only shot 27%.
It wasn't a pretty game by any means, but the Terps are getting better after a disastrous start, and that's what you look for.
By the way, the mustard-colored jerseys of the Lefty era returned.
Who gave Wake the Wheaties? The Deacs were very solid against BYU. If you'll remember, this team knocked off Louisville before it was clear Louisville had a Caracter problem and gave UNC a tough game, too.
Wake just pounded them. Who knew? The Deacs have now won six straight and appear to have some clue about offense too.
Wednesday night is a busy night for the conference, with five games. State will get another chance to flirt with playing down to an opponents level when N.C. Central comes to town. They're practically begging to have themselves kneecapped, and if it's a four or five point game late again, who knows?
After their loss to UNC, Clemson bounces back with a game against Charlotte. Expect them to be a bit surly.
UNC gets Asheville and the tallest player in college in 7-7 Kenny George.
Georgia Tech plays Georgia, a smarter, tougher, more disciplined team. Gee, who should be favored?