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Georgia Tech, after a near exhibition disaster against Indiana (PA), had a better outing in their season opener against Florida A&M.

It was of course Derrick Favor's debut, and he wound up with 10 points and eight boards. Fellow freshman Brian Oliver added 12. All together, the freshmen had 38 points, and that's without Daniel Miller, who is redshirting.

ACC Sunday Action!
Teams Times TV
ECU @ Wake Forest 2:00 Nope
Valpo @ UNC 4:00 FSSO/NESN/FSFL
Brown @ Virginia Tech 4:00 No Money Here
ACC
Standings!
School Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
North Carolina 0-0 .000 2-0 1.000
Boston College 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
Clemson 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
Duke 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
Maryland 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
NC State 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
Virginia 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
Wake Forest 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
Florida State 0-0 .000 0-0 .000
Georgia Tech 0-0 .000 0-0 .000
Miami 0-0 .000 0-0 .000
Virginia Tech 0-0 .000 0-0 .000

Iman Shumpert had 18 points and Gani Lawal wound up with 16 points and 12 boards.

By the way, Favors has been playing with blisters on his feet for several days.

Down the coast, Miami took on N.C. Central and gave them the basic ACC treatment, winning by 30, although it took them awhile to wear the Eagles down. Adrian Thomas had 16 and Dwayne Collins had 12 for Miami.

Clemson's freshman class is really good, probably their best since Tates Locke was on campus cheating his rear end off to get players in. They're all good, they're all athletic. Very promising indeed.

This kind of stuck in our head from a story we linked the other day about Sean Mosley:

One night when Mosley was 16, he sat down for a chat with his father in their Baltimore home. Mosley's AAU team, then called Team Melo, was leaving in a few days for a tournament in North Carolina. It was a nondescript conversation, father-son stuff. And then Mosley mentioned that the team might make a stop at Virginia Tech on the way...Rick Mosley, a former investigator in the Baltimore criminal courts who previously had served four years in the Army, began speaking with parents of other players on the team, probing for information. He discovered that some parents didn't feel comfortable having their sons ride with the team because they felt some of Team Melo's coaches were trying to "shop them" to certain college programs.

So is he saying that Virginia Tech is open to players being "shopped"? If so, they need to shop better. They're just under NCAA quality on a regular basis and that's surely not what Seth Greenberg has in mind.

Tech takes on Brown Sunday in an easy tune-up. Should be easy, anyway, but that's what Georgia Tech thought about Indiana (PA).

Also on Sunday, UNC takes on Valparaiso, and that can be at times tricky, although UNC's size should take care of any concerns. Homer Drew is a sharp coach, though, and his teams are always well-coached. If they can shut off the break and the three point shot, who knows? Could be closer than people think.

ECU got their first win ever over an ACC team two years ago, but it'll be tough to get their second against Wake. Wake's bigger, faster, and more talented. We will say this for Mack McCarthy: he's a pretty sound coach and you never completely go against a good coach. Given equal talent, we think he'd outcoach Dino Gaudio.

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