In Tuesday night's ACC action, B.C. bowed to State, 74-69, UNC took care of Virginia Tech, 86-78, and Miami managed to lose to Georgia Tech, 78-68.
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This was only Georgia Tech's second win of the season in the ACC.Â Miami's season, barring a big ACC Tournament run, is just about over. There's really no way to make an argument for a bid for this team anymore.
Lewis Clinch exploded for Tech, scoring nine three pointers.Â If you missed it, he's been pretty hot lately from three point range.Â Tech's tournament hopes are slim, but remember: it is in Atlanta this year, and what do they have to lose?Â If Clinch stays hot, they have a solid frontcourt.Â They could be good for an upset.
No matter how rough your life is, there's a pretty good chance Mo Miller's had worse luck.
With just a few minutes left in the critical game against Carolina, Virginia Tech was down 63-62 with about five minutes left, but they just couldn't figure it out.Â At one point, during a timeout, Seth Greenberg stayed outside the huddle with a hand over his face.Â That about summed it up.
UNC just turned it up and pulled away, winning by eight, further damaging Tech's prospects.Â They've now lost five out of their last six and seven out of their last 10: not very impressive.
Like Miami, Virginia Tech was supposed to have a breakthrough season.Â Both are talented teams; neither, so far anyway, has lived up to their talent level.
By contrast, after a miserable season last year, B.C. has really improved.Â The loss in Raleigh shouldn't take away from that.
State's season has been defined by injuries, turnovers, and an inability to keep a big lead.Â They've gotten better about turnovers lately, but they nearly lost an eight point lead in the last two minutes, and Courtney Fells, who can't catch a break this year, injured his groin.
State and Miami are now tied for 9th; that will be broken on Saturday when the two teams face off.