All summer, Sidney Lowe has been portrayed as the ACC guy on the hot seat.Â Monday night, Paul Hewitt shoved him right off of it and claimed it for his own.Â How bad was the loss to Kennesaw State?Â Devastating.Â Consider what Jim Gober tells us:
"Notably,Â Kennesaw State lost an exhibition game this season to LaGrange College (9-18 last season)Â of the Great South Athletic Conference, which isÂ a non-scholarship Division III conference.Â Â Admittedly, Kennesaw State did win its regular season opener against Georgia Southwestern of the Peach Belt Conference by 20 points.Â Of course, GS was 3-13 in the Division IIÂ PBC andÂ 7-20 overall last season."
Tech was down 20 in the first half.Â How could that have possibly happened? It's mind-boggling.
After their Stetson disaster, Wake bounced back with a win over Hampton, 63-56.Â Rookie Travis McKie hit for 21 and C.J. Harris scored 13.Â Ty Walker, a celebrated shot blocker in high school, blocked six.
Clemson struggled a bit with Wofford before putting the Terriers away, 78-70.Â Clemson put five players in double figures.
In Charlottesville, an assertive Billy Baron is making an early argument for the all-rookie team: in his debut, he scored 19; against USC Upstate he bagged 14.Â It's early, but he's looking like a steal.
Mike Scott also added 19 points and 12 boards.
In a quite late game, Miami earned some credibility even though they fell to Memphis at Memphis, 72-68.Â A solid performance.
In Chapel Hill, more bad news for the football team as the NCAA declared Devon Ramsay and Michael McAdoo permanently ineligible.
On Tuesday, Virginia Tech gets a chance to stake a claim with a visit to Kansas State.Â We'll see: call us skeptical until they prove it.
Florida State hosts Gardner-Webb, which should be no big deal, and Wake also welcomes VCU.
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