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."
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.
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.
- Wounded UNC wins 39-point walkover
- Terps find their way
- Chapel Hill trip ends up being turn for the worst
- So Long: Woeful Pack falters late, watched by 1983 alumni
- What injuries? Heels roll
- Clemson basketball postgame report
- Some pain, all gain for Tar Heels in win
- 5th-ranked Tar Heels crush Virginia Tech
- Tigersâ bench saves the day at NC State
- Hokies give up against Heels
- North Carolina Deals Hokies Worst Loss of Season
- Party crashed: Clemson denies more Wolfpack magic
- Virginia optimism is guarded
- Rivers, Tigers Survive Wolfpack Rally
- 1983 Wolfpack still a symbol for underdogs
- Heels hammer Hokies on national television
- Trampled by Heels
- Slumping Cavs face lone ACC victim
- Only hope remains from '83