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No great surprises Monday night, and no upsets, as Clemson, Florida State, Virginia Tech and Maryland all won with relative ease.

Tuesday Night ACC Action!
Delaware @ Virginia ESPN3 7:00 p.m.
Florida Gulf Coast @ Miami Not a chance 7:05 p.m.
Monday's Results
  • Clemson 76, Presbyterian 44
  • Florida State 95, Buffalo 68
  • Virginia Tech 69, Rhode Island 50
  • Maryland 67, Morehead State 45
School Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
North Carolina 0-0 .000 2-0 1.000
Virginia Tech 0-0 .000 2-0 1.000
Boston College 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
Clemson 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
Duke 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
Georgia Tech 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
Miami 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
NC State 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
Wake Forest 0-0 .000 1-0 1.000
Florida State 0-0 .000 1-1 .500
Maryland 0-0 .000 1-1 .500
Virginia 0-0 .000 1-1 .500

Clemson's game was their debut, and they got solid performances from seniors Devin Booker and Milton Jennings, who got 11 and 15 points respectively and combined for 11 boards.

The Tigers also got 32 points from their young bench. A solid defensive performance: Clemson held Presbyterian to 30.2% from the floor.

Despite an atrocious 20 turnovers - against Morehead State, coached by former Kentucky guard Sean Wood - Maryland just had too much for the Eagles.

After the game, Mark Turgeon said that "[t]he hardest thing for me, I was trying to figure out how to get guys in the game. It’s a luxury. We had a lineup that was really playing well, because we were up 22. Big game, I might not do that, but we had a lineup that was really playing well and I subbed four of them out. It’s a luxury to find."

No one played more than Alex Len's 24 minutes, and he finished with 11 points, seven boards and three blocks.

It wasn't necessarily easy, and Virginia still has a ton of injuries and missing players, but the Cavs pulled past Fairfield in the Preseason NIT, 54-45. Joe Harris led the way with 15 points and seven boards, while Akil Mitchell added 12 and eight. Freshman Evan Nolte added 11 on 4-6 shooting. The rest of the team provided 16 points; two starters failed to score.

Florida State didn't exactly fly by Buffalo, but Michael Snaer made sure they would not be upset, taking over the game late. Playing for Buffalo: former Cavalier Will Regan, who got 20 minutes and scored four points and pulled down four boards.

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We're sure the Hurley brothers will get Rhode Island up and running quickly, but they weren't up to Virginia Tech's challenge Monday night as the Hokies won 69-50 behind 25 from Erick Green.

Rhode Island had significant foul trouble which helped to neutralize Tech's lack of depth. Xavier Munford took 22 shots, hitting 11; the rest of the starters were 5-26. Won't win many that way.

After the game, Green obliquely criticized former coach Seth Greenberg, saying "I feel free. Coach Johnson is letting me play. ... He lets me play ball."

The obvious implication is that he hasn't felt that way in the past.

Cadarian Raines finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds.