(We published this out of order. For the current ACC Roundup, go here)
In Monday's ACC action, Wake got by Mercer, 74-71, UNC clobbered Mississippi State 95-49, UVa took down Pat Knight's Lamar 63-44 and Virginia Tech survived Wes Miller's UNCG squad, 96-87.
|Maryland/Big Ten links are here|
|Tuesday's ACC Action|
|North Texas @ Virginia||7:00|
|Lafayette @ Maryland||8:00||RSN|
|North Carolina vs. Butler||8:00||ESPN/ESPN2|
Travis McKie and CJ Harris led their young Wake teammates as McKie had 23 points and 15 rebounds, while Harris finished with 15 points on 4-6 shooting.
Codi Miller-McIntyre had a freshman game with two points on 1-6 shooting.
Chase Fischer added 11.
You know what we realized about Wake - and maybe it's just us - we can't ever remember a player referring to their coach. At Duke, State and UNC, and other ACC schools, the players frequently say stuff like "Coach says we should.." or "Coach told me..."
At Wake? We can't remember it. Just a thought, but it's kind of interesting and perhaps indicative of something. No idea what, but there you are. Keep it in mind.
Pat Knight comes from a certain tradition, as you likely know, and dad Bob would be horrified with a team averaging 24 turnovers. UVa forced 14 but had five in the first eight minutes. Virginia had a 19 point lead early in this battle of sons of legendary coaches.
Joe Harris had 17 to lead the Cavs. Paul Jesperson tossed in nine, while Akil Mitchell had 10 points and eight boards.
Carolina had no trouble at all with Rodney Hood's old team, Mississippi State, holding the Bulldogs to just seven first half baskets. Carolina went up 29-6 and never looked back.
Leslie McDonald and PJ Hairston led the way with 21 and 18 respectively.
Marcus Paige finished 1-7 and had three assists.
Virginia Tech struggled with Greensboro: it was a two-point game with 3:36 left, and the Hokies ended up winning from the foul line.
Jarrell Eddie had 28, Erick Green had 26 and Robert Brown had 10. Cadarian Raines and Marquis Rankin had nine each.
Best news for Tech: the Hokies went nine deep. Any depth is good depth for them this year.
Tuesday's games see North Texas tangling with UVa, UNC gets Butler in Maui and in their first post-announcement game, Maryland hosts Lafayette. It would be cool if the fans started an ACC chant.