clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

ACC Roundup!

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

First some football news: Miami wasted no time whatsoever in firing Randy Shannon.

Sunday's ACC Action!
Teams Times TV
BC vs Cal 1:00 X
Charleston @ UNC 5:30 FSN
Florida@ FSU 7:45 FSN
Virginia Tech vs. UNLV 9:00 ESPN2
ACC Standings
School Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
Duke 0-0 .000 6-0 1.000
Florida State 0-0 .000 5-0 1.000
Clemson 0-0 .000 5-1 .833
Boston College 0-0 .000 4-1 .800
NC State 0-0 .000 4-1 .800
Virginia Tech 0-0 .000 4-1 .800
Maryland 0-0 .000 5-2 .714
Georgia Tech 0-0 .000 4-2 .667
Miami 0-0 .000 4-2 .667
North Carolina 0-0 .000 3-2 .600
Virginia 0-0 .000 3-3 .500
Wake Forest 0-0 .000 3-3 .500

In Saturday's ACC action, Miami got by Florida Gulf Coast (who?), 87-75, State survived Farleigh Dickinson, 77-67, and Georgia Tech lost to Syracuse 80-76.

That they were in the game was largely due to Brian Oliver, whose eyes lit up when he saw the standard 2-3 zone. He ended up with 32 points on 12-21 from the floor and 6-11 from behind the line.  They lost, obviously, but still it must be encouraging to have a competitive game with a ranked team after some less than stellar outings earlier.

We must say, Miami is a bit hard to read.  They have a lot of talent and should be ready to move up, but so far, they're not overly impressive.  It's still early, but it's reasonable to expect better than a twelve point win over FGCU, isn't it?  They gave Memphis a game, but the rest of the schedule, wins and losses alike, isn't impressive.

State had a lackluster win over Farleigh Dickinson but win they did and remember that Tracy Jackson is still out.  DeShawn Painter has done a reasonable job filling in - he had 12 points and four boards - but the team's youth is showing to an extent.

And why wouldn't it?  The starting lineup is a senior, two sophs, and two freshmen.  The bench players in this game were two freshmen, a sophomore and one junior.

Coming up next: a trip to Wisconsin followed by one to Syracuse.  That'll tell a lot.  Possible break: Wisconsin won't have point guard Al Nolen and forward Rodney Williams.

Current DBR Auction!
The DBR App!
The Next Step For DBR
DBR Is On Twitter!(DBRTweetz)
Discover the World's largest E-Book Store! Save big on bestsellers!