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In Tuesday night's ACC action, Florida State shot down Gardner-Webb, 78-53, Virginia Tech lost to Kansas State, 73-57, and Wake was crushed by VCU, 90-69.

Wake had trouble dealing with VCU's pressure and it won't get better any time soon as rookie point guard Tony Chennault has had surgery on his left foot.  Wake committed 23 turnovers.

Point guard or no, Wake is in trouble and the Bzdelik experiment, or at least what we can see of it, is not going so well -- or at least you could say that whatever he's teaching isn't translating to on the court success.

No great surprise in Tallahassee as Florida State rolled again, winning 78-53.  You have to remember the competition, but so far they've beaten Northern Florida by 20, UNCG by 24, and now Gardner-Webb by 25.

There were times in the past when they would have won by a much smaller margin or perhaps lost.

Chris Singleton followed up his triple double against UNCG with 30 against Gardner-Webb.

Virginia Tech has carefully avoided games like K-State for several years, and the payoff has been no NCAA bids.  So they go out to Manhattan, play well for a while, but end up losing by 16.

Good for them.  They have ambitions of better things but they'll never get anywhere without these sorts of games.

And losing to the #3 team at their place -- there's no shame in that.

After losing to Kennesaw State in their last outing, Georgia Tech will take on Albany.  Once known for sending the five Jones brothers, post players all, to the NBA (Caldwell was the best and played with the Sixers), they shouldn't offer any challenge.  But that's so last year.  We'll see.

From what we know so far, though, it's hard to see the ACC dominating the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

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