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ACC Roundup

Coach K has said for some time that Michael Snaer is the most competitive player in the ACC, a point he underscores repeatedly by winning games in dramatic fashion.

No Games Wednesday
Tuesday's Results
  • Miami 72, Boston College 50
  • Florida State 56, Georgia Tech 54
  • North Carolina 87, Wake Forest 62
School Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
Miami 9-0 1.000 18-3 .857
Duke 6-2 .750 19-2 .905
North Carolina 6-3 .667 16-6 .727
Virginia 5-3 .625 15-6 .714
NC State 5-4 .556 16-6 .727
Florida State 5-4 .556 13-9 .591
Maryland 4-5 .444 16-6 .727
Clemson 4-5 .444 12-9 .571
Wake Forest 3-7 .300 10-12 .455
Virginia Tech 2-6 .250 11-10 .524
Georgia Tech 2-7 .222 12-9 .571
Boston College 2-7 .222 10-12 .455

Latest example: Georgia Tech. The game was tied with seconds left and Florida State got the ball to Snaer, who, eschewing three point heroics for a change, drove to the basket, hitting the game winner as time ran out.

The man is leaving a remarkable legacy, not just for Florida State but for the conference as well.

Less remarkable was Wake Forest's collapse at UNC. Able to compete with most conference teams at home, Wake hasn't been able to build on that.

UNC took full advantage. Despite some health issues described by Roy Williams, the Heels had no problem at all with Wake Forest.

Wake Forest had 21 turnovers and hit just 11% on threes (2-18).

On the bright side, the Deacs got a solid game from Devin Thomas, who had 13 rebounds and 11 points although four of the turnovers were his.

Three of the starters - Travis McKie, Codi Miller-McIntyre and Tyler Cavanaugh - accounted for just 13 points.

For the Heels, Reggie Bullock was nearly unstoppable, shooting 7-10 and 4-5 from the floor for 23 points. James Michael McAdoo had 20. UNC shot 60% from three point range and 51.6% overall.

Miami rolled over BC with little trouble, thus shooting down, for the moment anyway, the idea that they weren't as focused as they were earlier.

Jim Larranaga was aware of the danger, saying after the win that "The moment you get distracted, it's like driving your car and texting at the same time. It's too easy to get into an accident."

Rion Brown had a career high 22 for Miami; Kenny Kadji added 16, while Durand Scott and Shane Larkin had 11 and 10 respectively.

Here's an interesting stat and something we expect we'll see more of from Steve Donahue's team as time goes on: BC had only eight turnovers and only one player had more than one.