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ACC Roundup

Two ACC games and one out of conference matchup for Saturday, all with interesting themes.

Teams Times TV
Maryland @ Temple 11:00 AM ESPNU
Wake Forest @BC 12:00 AM ACC Network
Georgia Tech @ Clemson 2:30 PM ACC Network
School Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
Duke 4-0 1.000 16-2 .889
North Carolina 3-1 .750 16-3 .842
NC State 3-1 .750 14-5 .737
Florida State 3-1 .750 12-6 .667
Virginia 2-1 .667 15-2 .882
Maryland 2-2 .500 12-5 .706
Boston College 2-2 .500 7-11 .389
Miami 1-2 .333 10-6 .625
Wake Forest 1-3 .250 10-8 .556
Clemson 1-3 .250 9-9 .500
Georgia Tech 1-3 .250 8-10 .444
Virginia Tech 0-4 .000 11-7 .611

First, Maryland's visit to Temple: as Duke learned, Temple is a tough team.  Maryland is at this point not an NCAA team, but they (or someone on the committee) can credibly argue that you should start seriously examining them after Alex Len and Pe'Shon Leonard joined the team.

In that light, Temple is a huge game for Maryland and could be something to build on.

Wake at BC features two teams struggling to rebuild, but could still be a taut and exciting game.

And Georgia Tech has a lot to prove after the disaster against State while Clemson would no doubt prefer to stay over .500.

The feature of the weekend though may be critical injuries: UNC lost Dexter Strickland, their best defender, for the rest of the year to a knee injury.  Virginia lost Assane Sene for six weeks to ankle surgery. And State is waiting to hear about CJ Williams, who has injured his shoulder.

UNC and Virginia are serious NCAA contenders and State is not far behind. UNC has the best chance of overcoming this sort of loss, but Virginia is very thin already and losing a useful center can't help.

State is hoping that Williams will be back for Sunday's game with Miami.