In Wednesday night ACC action, Wisconsin took care of Maryland and their Top 25 ranking, winning 78-69, Miami beat Florida Gulf Coast, 77-58, and Virginia beat Cleveland State, 76-65.
That was an impressive win actually, because Virginia has struggled early, and they did in this game, too. It was a comeback victory, with UVa down 10 in the second half.
Tony Bennett seems to sticking with a lineup, more or less, of Mike Scott, Mustapha Farrakhan, Sammy Zeglinski, and Sylven Landesberg, and having a consistent lineup is bound to help. This is a game they can build on.
There's nothing much to say about Miami's game since the opponent is so lame but Dequan Jones had a career high (16) and Malcolm Grant moved back into the starting lineup ahead of Durand Scott. Point guard controversy! That's about it.
Wisconsin hit 10 three pointers and that was the difference in that game. Maryland didn't actually shoot that badly at 48.2%, and got fairly balanced scoring.
Maryland now falls to 4-2. They get IU in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and then get Villanova.
ACC official Karl Hess is hearing it from Sean Miller after Hess hit him with a T in the Vandy game. Says Miller:
âI said, âWatch the three seconds, watch the three seconds. Thatâs a tough one in the world of college basketball. That really is...I think he has an individual problem with me. Itâs something when we get back to Tucson, I really have to address. I want to make sure that our team has the best opportunity to win...I thought the game was very well officiated but when you get a tech at the eight minute mark for saying `Watch the three seconds,â thatâs a tough one. I just ask: Is that the standard for all coaches across the board when he referees?â
No great surprise here, but Virginia is looking to buy out Al Groh.
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