In Thursday's night ACC action, UNC hammered Hofstra 107-63, State smacked 85-65, Florida State rolled over FIU 89-66, but Yale upset BC 75-67, Stanford knocked off Virginia 81-60, and Maryland fell to Pitt, 79-70.
You know, that's not too shabby.Â Maryland is, as usual, picked lower than they'll probably finish, but they pushed the #5 team in the country.
Pitt ran a slew of big men at Jordan Williams, but he still got 14 points and eight rebounds.
They'll play Illinois in the consolation, and they might lose that one, too.Â But give them credit for being willing to take on some tough teams early with a lot of young players and guys in new roles.
BC's loss to Yale is a bit weirder, but they've made a habit of losing to Ivys lately and it is just the third game of Steve Donahue's tenure.Â He struggled against Yale in the Ivy League, going just 9-11.Â Yale hit 12-21 from behind the line.
Billy Baron, who has been great so far, was shut down by Johnny Dawkins and Stanford's defense, going just 1-5.
Assane Sene, who came to UVa with Brandenburg, played 14 minutes and had no real impact.Â Stanford limited UVa to 20 field goals for the game, and of those, nine three pointers were safely out of the lane and relatively simple to launch. We're sure Tony Bennett is gnashing his teeth over giving up 81 points to anyone.
Chris Singleton, who has been dynamite so far, cooled down slightly but still pulled down 13 boards and scored 14 against Isaiah Thomas's Florida International team.Â Deividas Dulkys kicked in 22 and Michael Snaer knocked in 15.
Down in San Juan, Harrison Barnes had his coming out party for UNC scored 19 points, had seven boards and two assists, pretty much all in the first half as UNC had no trouble with Hofstra.Â John Henson had 12 points with 11 boards, while Tyler Zeller had 11 and eight. The Heels had six players in double figures.Â Bright sign for the future:Â Kendall Marshall had nine assists in 16 minutes.
In the Charleston Classic, State ran Jeff Lebo's ECU team out with ease.Â But why did Tracy Smith only play six minutes? Looks like he banged up his knee and it hurt too much to go on.
Scott Wood and Lorenzo Brown led the way with 13 and 16, while DeShawn Painter came off the bench for a double-double with 12 and 10.
How bad are things going for Wake Forest?Â This bad.
Called before the UNC board of Trustees, coach Butch Davis said that "I want to make it perfectly clear to everyone that I am saddened and embarrassed.Â I will do absolutely everything I can in my power to make sure these things don't happen again."
A little more caution on who he hires might help.
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