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The best news to come out of Monday night was State's victory over Texas.  Now let's be clear: this is not the best team Rick Barnes has had lately and he has a lot of freshmen (six). Still, Texas is a powerful program and a well-coached team.  Yes, they lost an 18 point lead, but State also had something to do with that. 

Tuesday Night ACC Action!
Teams Times TV
Florida Gulf Coast @ Miami 7:00 p.m. RSN
Tennessee State @ North Carolina 7:30 p.m. ESPN3
Coastal Carolina @ Clemson 9:00 p.m. RSN
Virginia Tech  vs. Syracuse
in Preseason NIT
9:00 p.m. ESPN2
Monday Night ACC Scores
  • Duke 77 Tennessee 67
  • Virginia 60 Drake 52
  • NC State 77 Texas 74
  • UMass 82 BC 46
ACC Standings
School Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
Duke 0-0 .000 5-0 1.000
Florida State 0-0 .000 4-0 1.000
Miami 0-0 .000 3-0 1.000
North Carolina 0-0 .000 3-0 1.000
Virginia Tech 0-0 .000 3-0 1.000
Wake Forest 0-0 .000 3-0 1.000
NC State 0-0 .000 4-1 .800
Virginia 0-0 .000 4-1 .800
Clemson 0-0 .000 2-1 .667
Georgia Tech 0-0 .000 3-2 .600
Maryland 0-0 .000 2-2 .500
Boston College 0-0 .000 1-2 .333

When was the last time the Pack pulled off a game like this? You know, it happens in the ACC, but aginst a national power? It's been a while.

State got a solid game out of Scott Wood, even though he wasn't sure earlier in the day if his ankle would hold up. He scored 16.  CJ Leslie hit 17, DeShawn Painter added nine and Richard Howell added eight.

Virginia finished the Paradise Jam 2-1 and in fourth place.  After a superb defensive performance against Drexel, UVa held Drake to 52 points on 39% shooting.  Joe Harris hit for 18 and Mike Scott finished with 14 points and nine boards.

B.C,. is almost bound to improve through the season, but with 10 freshmen, they're going to have some growing pains. Well, Monday night qualifies: UMass beat them senseless.  They're not a great team, but they clocked the Eagles, nearly lapped them in fact, winning 82-46, at B.C. no less. Silvio O. Conte was less than half full for the massacre.

Anyone remember this line? "If they can take York..." well, if UMass can take B.C. by 36, what would Duke or UNC do? At this point, B.C. is almost helpless against serious competition.

The most interesting game Tuesday night is Virginia Tech vs. Syracuse.  The rest are actually pretty lame.  But can "Doe-Doe," aka Dorian Finney-Smith,  keep up his impressive early performance against the Orange? Will they be distracted by the Bernie Fine situation? Stay tuned!

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