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ACC Roundup

Duke was the big story in the ACC in recent days, losing twice, but the real story is Miami roughing up the standings. and Maryland's slide which threatens to take them to the NIT.

ACC Sunday Action!
Teams Times TV
NC State @ Virginia 4:30 FSN
Wake @ UNC 6:30 FSN
ACC Standings
North Carolina 10-2 .833 25-2 .926
Duke 10-2 .833 23-3 .885
Clemson 7-5 .583 19-7 .731
Wake Forest 6-5 .545 16-8 .667
Maryland 7-6 .538 17-11 .607
Virginia Tech 7-6 .538 16-11 .593
Miami 6-6 .500 19-7 .731
Florida State 5-8 .385 16-12 .571
Georgia Tech 4-7 .364 11-14 .440
NC State 4-8 .333 15-11 .577
Boston College 4-8 .333 13-12 .520
Virginia 2-9 .182 12-12 .500

James Gist had another poor offensive game, finishing with just 10 on 3-11 shooting, and the backcourt combined for nine turnovers.

Miami, by contrast, is on a hot streak at the right time, having won four games in a row. The Terps have fallen from 3rd to a tie for 5th.

FSU isn't completely out of contention either, though they have almost no margin for error. The 'Noles beat B.C. 66-63, for their first win ever against B.C., in either conference.

Georgia Tech rambled up to Blacksburg and will ramble back with another loss, 932-84 to the offensively challenged Hokies. A.D. Vassallo hit 27 for the Hokies.

Suddenly, there are eight teams fighting for bids and only four who could only bet in by winning the ACC Tournament. It's been a really fluid season, to say the least. Not too long ago, Maryland seemed to have played their way in and Miami had lost three straight. Heck with that. Moreover, if the tournament started today, FSU, Maryland, Virginia Tech and Wake would all probably feel they needed at least one win to be sure of a bid.

Big game on Sunday for Wake Forest, as the Deacs get a chance to follow up their big win over Duke with an equally big win over UNC. Chas McFarland says he's ready to try Tyler Hansbrough, and for a guy who spent his high school summers butting heads with Greg Oden, he's never backed down. So why start now?

Wake has a huge opportunity. What they do with it is another question.