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ACC Roundup

You don't have to like UNC to respect what they accomplished against Virginia Tech. With seven players either out or playing at less than full strength, the Heels just decimated Virginia Tech. In fact, it was Seth Greenberg's worse loss at Tech, prompting him to say "I don't have a chart in my office ranking my embarrassing losses. You can take these [game tapes] and flush them down the toilet."

ACC Sunday Action!
Teams Times TV
Miami @ Georgia Tech 1:00 Raycom
Virginia @ B.C. 1:00 Raycom

In today's standings chart, we've separated the teams by what we think their chances are of making the NCAA tournament.. The top four are in if they picked today, Wake and Miami could still make it, and the rest are pretty much long shots at best and would most likely only be invited if they win the ACC Tournament. Not impossible, but not necessarily the easiest path.

ACC Standings
Duke 10-0 1.000 22-1 .957
North Carolina 9-2 .818 24-2 .923
Clemson 7-4 .636 19-6 .760
Maryland 7-4 .636 17-9 .654
Wake Forest 5-5 .500 15-8 .652
Miami 3-6 .333 16-7 .696
NC State 4-7 .364 15-10 .600
Virginia Tech 5-6 .455 14-11 .560
Boston College 4-6 .400 13-10 .565
Florida State 3-8 .273 14-12 .538
Georgia Tech 4-5 .444 11-12 .478
Virginia 1-9 .100 11-12 .478

Good idea. Tech only managed to shoot 25% from the floor, got outrebounded 49-21, had 21 turnovers, and only hit 4-18 from three point range. There's just not much you can say, really. It was a thorough and utter whipping, and even more impressive when you consider what the Heels are dealing with.

Maryland is back on track after losing at Duke, but Gary Williams worried that his guys were still a bit woozy after getting hammered in Durham.

They were, for awhile, but the Terps snapped out of it and ultimately beat FSU, 82-72.

Down eight at the half, Landon Milbourne stole the ball on the first possession of the second half for a massive dunk which set the tone for what was to come.

And in Raleigh, despite the nostalgia surrounding the reunion of State's '83 championship team, Sidney Lowe's teammates couldn't transfer the magic to this version of the Pack, and Clemson won, 71-64, turning back a State comeback and validating the idea that they are a different breed than previous Clemson teams.

For the Pack, El Sid tightened his rotation and his starters got the vast majority of the minutes. that didn't include Brandon Costner, who got 15 minutes, went 0-3 and finished with one point and one rebound. Marques Johnson has pretty much completely fallen out of the rotation, with only four minutes.

Clemson didn't shoot well from the floor, but in a bit of a surprise, managed to hit 10-16 from the line.

The Tigers and Terps continue to stalk each other in the standings, both at 7-4.

Wake Forest has a huge chance to move up, both in the conference and in the tournament jockeying, if they can beat Duke Sunday night.

Miami, too, really needs the game against Georgia Tech. They're on the edge, but they're not out yet.