In Friday night ACC action,Â BC fell to Holy Cross, 86-64, Virginia fell to TCU, 57-55, Maryland beat Colorado 78-71 and Georgia Tech beat VCU, 73-60.
|ACC Saturday Action!|
|Virginia vs. Drexel||3:30 p.m.|
|NC State vs. Vanderbilt||6:30 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Charleston @ Clemson||7:00 p.m.||ESPN3|
|North Florida @ Miami||7:00 p.m.||theACC.com|
Maryland, apparently quickly learning from Mark Turgeon, was more aggressive and intense.Â After a disastrous game against Alabama, Terrell Stoglin bounced back with 32 points and took it to Colorado in the second half.
Afterwards, Turgeon said this: âItâs huge for everybody involved.Â [The players] âsee the stuff weâre doing works when we come from behind against a good team and win. You can take 10 practices, and it wouldnât have [accomplished] what this game did today.â
Good news for the Terps. Now they have something to build on.
As for Georgia Tech, VCU is off to a slow start after last year's miracle run. Tech got Glen Rice Jr. back, and that helped.Â Rice scored 19 in his return and Tech put five guys in double figures.
Both games are big confidence games we'd think as both teams are getting used to new systems and overcoming personnel losses.
We were a bit surprised that Virginia lost, but then again we know nothing about TCU.Â When you shoot 37.5% and have 19 turnovers, it can't be easy to win.
No surprise BC lost - they have a huge learning curve with 11 new players.Â Jordan Daniels managed 15, John Cahill got 13, and Dennis Clifford hit for 10.Â But BC shot just 37.3% . Returnee Danny Rubin got just nine minutes and fellow vet Gabe Moton got just three, so lots of work to do.