In Saturday's ACC action, State woke up to thump USC Upstate, 79-60, Georgia Tech got past Savannah State 69-59, and Long Beach State somehow put a scare into UNC, 96-91.
|Sunday's ACC Action!|
|Penn State @ Virginia Tech||1:00||Comcast SportsNe|
|Wake Forest @ UNCW||2:00||MASN|
|Stetson @ Miami||4:00||Nope|
|Boston College @ Maryland||4:00||FSN|
|Clemson @ Florida State||6:15||FSN|
Harrison Barnes shot well for a change, hitting 7-16, but Leslie McDonald might have been the difference as he came off the bench for 17.Â UNC had their traditional Achilles heel, allowing LBSU to shoot 10 three pointers and overall didn't defend well, giving up 50.6%. The 49ers also stayed with the Heels on the boards and somewhat surprisingly, UNC didn't block any shots.Â Ol' Roy was excited about the offense, but this is a team Clemson beat by 14.
After a slow start, State turned it up against Upstate (is that a great name or what?), but both Javi Gonzalez and Jordan Vandenberg got banged up. Ryan Harrow apparently put on quite a show and wound up with 20 points.
Tech beat Savannah State, but take a look at the boxscore: not only did Paul Hewitt not go with his normal heavy bench use, but he got nothing from them, including Glen Rice Jr:Â collectively four boards and no points.Â That can't be a good sign.Â Fans will start turning soon - oh look, it's already started.
On Sunday, Virginia Tech gets a chance to break their losing streak when Penn State visits, BC heads down to Terp Town, Clemson visits Brad Brownell for his ACC debut, Miami hosts Stetson, and Wake goes on the road to Wilmington.
They'll take some much-needed help as freshman Melvin Tabb and transfer Nikita Mescheriakov, both 6-8, will be available.Â Tabb has been out to focus on academics but this is the first time Mescheriakov has been on the court for Wake.Â Since they just had seven players for Holy Cross, it's bound to help.
The game we're most curious about though is Maryland and B.C. Both teams are improving and it's Steve Donahue's first experience with inter-conference play.Â Should be really interesting.
Great question: who would you pick to play 2-on-2? Scott Wood picked Mason Plumlee; Jordan Williams and Joe Trapani picked Nolan Smith.
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