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ACC Roundup!

In ACC action Wednesday night, Virginia Tech survived Georgia Tech, 76-71, and State, in a big upset, knocked off Wake, 82-76.

No Games Thursday
ACC Standings
North Carolina 8-2 .800 22-2 .917
Duke 7-3 .700 20-4 .833
Clemson 6-3 .667 20-3 .870
Florida State 6-3 .667 19-5 .792
Virginia Tech 6-3 .667 16-7 .696
Wake Forest 5-4 .556 18-4 .818
Boston College 6-5 .545 18-8 .692
Maryland 4-5 .444 15-8 .652
Miami 4-6 .400 15-8 .652
NIT Aspirants
NC State 3-6 .333 13-9 .591
Virginia 1-8 .111 7-13 .350
Georgia Tech 1-9 .100 10-13 .435

State's win was more impressive than the score indicates.  The Pack managed Wake for most of the game, building a 20 point lead before Wake came back late.  They threw a box-and-one at Jeff Teague and dared the rest of his team to beat them from outside.  They couldn't.  Wake made a furious comeback but State, in a change, held on.

Since starting 16-0, Wake is 2-4 and only beat Duke on a last-second shot in that streak.  Jeff Teague said that "We have to realize that everyone is gunning for us. We came out lackadaisical. We think we're Wake Forest and everyone is going to lay down for us. When we start realizing that they're not, we'll get back to winning."

Better hurry up: Wake is now looking up at five teams.

We really didn't see this one coming The loss to Virginia Tech this past weekend was deflating.  We didn't think State could bounce back like this.

In Blacksburg, Tech's frustrations continue - Georgia Tech's, that is. They had a shot against the Hokies but couldn't close the gap, and Malcolm Delaney ended the discussion in the second half.  The Yellow Jackets have now lost eight of nine and are wishing Derrick Favors could show up now.  To make matters worse, star rookie Imam Shumpert might have broken his nose.