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ACC Roundup

With three games Tuesday night, the State-Stanford match was clearly the headliner. And kudos to State for scheduling a tough team over the December break, by the way.

Wednesday's ACC Action
Teams Times TV
Clemson @ Coastal Carolina 7:00 PM ESPN3
Morgan State @ Virginia 7:00 PM ESPN3
North Carolina @ Texas 9:00 PM ESPN2
Tuesday's Results
  • Wake Forest 79, Furman 55
  • Miami 72, UCF 50
  • NC State 88, Stanford 79
School Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
Duke 0-0 .000 9-0 1.000
Maryland 0-0 .000 9-1 .900
Miami 0-0 .000 7-1 .875
NC State 0-0 .000 8-2 .800
North Carolina 0-0 .000 8-2 .800
Virginia 0-0 .000 8-2 .800
Virginia Tech 0-0 .000 8-2 .800
Georgia Tech 0-0 .000 7-2 .778
Clemson 0-0 .000 6-3 .667
Florida State 0-0 .000 6-4 .600
Boston College 0-0 .000 5-5 .500
Wake Forest 0-0 .000 5-5 .500
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Harris leads Wake Forest past Furman, 79-55

We couldn't really pull against the great Johnny D, but at the same time, we're happy for State. It's a really useful win for the Pack and for the ACC at large.

State just basically outplayed Stanford. The Pack shot 56.1% for the game, with Richard Howell shooting 6-8. Lorenzo Brown, who Johnny Dawkins said was the key to the game and one of the best guards in the country,  shot 9-15.

The only players who were under .500 were Rodney Purvis (3-7) and Jordan Vandenburg (0-1).

We could be wrong, but after a bumpy passage against Oklahoma State, Asheville and Michigan, State seems to have steadied the ship, and Brown's improved play is a big part of the improvement.

Miami had no problems with Central Florida, cruising to a 22 point win. Reggie Johnson had 16 points and 13 boards for the 'Canes, while Durand Scott averaged 17.

Miami crushed the Knights on the boards, 37-22. With their team coming together, it's an intriguing bunch. Their ACC opener with Georgia Tech could be very interesting as both teams look to be getting better quickly.

And what better news could their be for Wake than a solid blowout?

Furman's no great shakes, but did anyone rule out an upset here? Given the way Wake's played thus far, and with a ton of freshmen, there are no guarantees. It's a nice respite from a rough patch. CJ Harris and Travis McKie led the way as usual with 20 and 16 points respectively.

Not a lot to write home about on Wednesday: Clemson gets Coastal Carolina which comes in at 3-5, while Morgan State takes on a crippled Virginia team.

The best game is UNC's visit to Texas. ACC fans know that this (to date anyway) is not a vintage UNC team, but it's not a great Texas team either. Texas is still without Myck Kabongo and just 6-4.

The Longhorns have lost to Chaminade and USC. Losing to Chaminade is not a particularly good sign.

They only managed 41 points against Georgetown and allowed UCLA to pull off a 12-2 run to win that game.

We have no clue how this one will turn out. Barnes always has physical teams and UNC is relying increasingly on finesse. We'll see.