In Saturday ACC action, B.C. takes on FSU, Maryland faces Miami after their breakthrough win over Duke, and Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech will get it on.
The Georgia Tech-Virginia game, rained out if you will on Thursday, has been rescheduled for March 3rd.
Virginia will play three road games in a row: at Miami on March 1st, at Georgia Tech on the 3rd, and then at Duke on the 5th.
The most interesting, and consequential game, is Maryland at Miami.
Miami is still basking in the glow of their win over Duke, and both teams are more or less on the bubble, so whoever comes through here gets the inside position on a bid. Maryland, unlike Miami, is frustated and perhaps confused after their loss to Virginia Tech.
Part of Maryland's problem is Greivis Vasquez, who is highly inconsistent. The Post's Mike Wise quotes an NBA scout as saying that Vasquez's decision making "is just awful."
The guy has huge potential and he's fun to watch, even if he's a jerk at times. It'd be nice if he puts it all together.
B.C. and FSU has become basically a meaningless game in the conference, although with some pressure on Leonard Hamilton, you can bet he doesn't think it is.
The battle of the Techs has more meaning, although it's still a long shot for Virginia Tech to make the field. Georgia Tech is done and the best they can hope for at this point is the NIT. Incidentally, saying he wanted to "shock" people, Deron Washington has cut his dreads and opted for a mohawk.
With C.B. Claiborne finally being honored by Duke, Barry Jacobs asks why the Triangle hasn't honored more local African-American greats. It's remarkable to think that Chapel Hill has no streets named for Michael Jordan or Charlie Scott. A Battier Boulevard works for us, too.