If Danny Manning was hoping to get a measure of his Wake team by Arkansas, he might have gotten more than he wanted: the Razorbacks smoked Wake, 83-53, forcing 20 turnovers and limiting the Deacs to 32.2% from the floor.
|Thursday Night ACC Action|
|Drexel vs. Miami||3:00||ESPNU|
|New Mexico vs. B.C.||5:00||ESPN2|
|Jacksonville vs. N.C. State||7:00||RSN|
|Cal vs. Syracuse||9:00||ESPN2|
|Wednesday Night Results|
Quite rightly, Manning called it a beatdown.
Although Devin Thomas had six turnovers, he continues to produce for Wake Forest: the junior had 19 points and 10 boards. So far he's averaging 19 ppg and 12.5 boards.
Notre Dame had no problem with Coppin State, winning 104-67. Zach Auguste led the way with 21 points and seven boards.
Like Thomas, he has significantly upped his game so far, averaging 19.5 ppg and 5.5 rpg.
Jerian Grant added 15; Demetrius Jackson added 10 points and added four assists.
And Virginia Tech, playing before 5,586 souls, took Liberty down 73- 63.
The Flames cut the lead to six with just 4:04 to go, but the Hokies took care of business down the stretch.
It's a small team with a short bench, so every victory is important.
Thursday's games should be much better: Miami gets Drexel in Charleston, which is a good follow-up to the win over Florida.
B.C. plays New Mexico in San Juan, and that's almost certainly going to be a loss.
State plays Jacksonville at home. We don't know much about Jacksonville this year, but State is looking good so far in the post T.J. Warren era.
And most intriguing, Cal, with new coach Cuonzo Martin, visits Syracuse. It's an odd pairing between Martin and Cal, but it might work. It's going to be an adjustment after Mike Montgomery's style though.