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ACC Roundup

In Sunday's ACC action, UNC bounced Asheville 91-75, Virginia convincingly thumped South Carolina State 75-38, Maryland took Wilmington 71-62 and State pounded Morehead State, 91-61.

Monday Night ACC Action!
Teams Times TV
Del. State @ Georgia Tech 7:00 p.m ESPN3`
Monmouth @ Virginia Tech 7:00 p.m ESPN3`
UCF @ Florida State 7:00 p.m ESPN3`
New Hampshire @ BC 7:00 p.m No Way

Most interesting thing about the State game? They did it without CJ Leslie and promising rookie Thomas de Thaey.

No matter: DeShawn Painter scored 19, Scott Wood hit for 18, and Richard Howell had 25. Of course it's inferior competition, but remember, State has struggled for the last 10 years or so against inferior competition. Moreover, they played team ball, and they're in shape.  This is a team to keep an eye on: they're better already.

In a bit of a surprise, Mark Turgeon benched Terrell Stoglin, and really helped his team. The Terps were erratic, but they showed some potential.  How much will become clear later.

UNC had a big size advantage and used it, with Tyler Zeller scoring 27 and Jon Henson racking up 20 points and 12 boards. Asheville had no way to compete with that and only UNC's travel schedule kept the game as close as it was.

Kendall Marshall had 15 assists too.

Virginia won by 37, which while again against inferior competition nonetheless suggests a stronger program.  KT Harrell and Joe Harris hit for 13 and Mike Scott grabbed 15 boards.

Virginia held South Carolina State to 25.5% from the floor.

On Monday, FSU takes on the Knights of UCF, Georgia Tech gets Delaware State in a battle of the Bugs, Monmouth challenges Virginia Tech and B.C. hosts New Hampshire.

All of them should be wins with the possible exception of B.C., where the Eagles are a team of Eaglets, virtually all of them new.  That could be a rough adjustment; we'll see.