In Saturday's ACC action, Virginia Tech dumped Longwood 70-52, Virginia triumphed over Georgia Tech 72-64, Maryland escaped Clemson 79-77, and Florida State thumped Boston College 67-51.
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The less said about Longwood the better so let's move on.
Virginia played without Assane Sene, who hurt his ankle in the Boston College game, and Georgia Tech played without Kammeon Holsey, who was ill.
So lots of guards for everyone! Three-pointers were a major difference: Virginia had 10 while Georgia TechÂ had just three.
In College Park, Jordan Williams had his now traditional double- double to help lead Maryland to victory over a stubborn Clemson team.
The Terps shot 50%, which was probably a relief after the Virginia Tech game, and for a bonus, Williams, a lousy free throw shooter, hit a pair with just under two minutes to go to give Maryland a five-point lead.
At 12-7, Maryland tournament hopes are still alive and let's face it, they've gotten used to this sort ofÂ pressure.
In Tallahassee, hot defense trumped hot offense as Florida State shot down Boston College, holding the Eagles to 35.4% from the floor.
Joe Trapani had 19, Reggie Jackson had 13, and Corey Raji had eight. No one else scored more than four.
Florida State is now tied with Duke for first place and obviously owns the tiebreaker if it comes to that.
Before the Maryland game, Virginia Tech's Malcolm Delaney had some harsh words for Maryland fans.
As it turns out, he says that someone at Comcast rolled something in a piece of newspaper and threw it, hitting his mother, who was there for her son's game and coincidentally, her birthday.
By our count, that's the second mother of a player to be assaulted in Comcast, with Carlos Boozer's long been the first.Â Delaney was not impressed: "That's why I said what I said. I don't really want to get back into it, but it's something that's uncalled for, for fans to do. They crossed the line once again."
Quite right if so. And given the number of warnings by and to the University, at some point someone who gets assaulted is going to sue and they will have a paper trail a mile long. When that happens, Maryland is going to pay dearly.
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