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ACC Roundup - A Mixed Bag

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee hit 14 threes but after falling behind early, Notre Dame still had little trouble, building a 20 point lead before coasting to an eight point win.

Wednesday's ACC Action

Teams Times TV
Wofford @ UNC 7:00 ESPN3
Richmond @ Wake Forest 7:00 ESPN3
IUPUI @ NC State 7:00 ESPN3
Jacksonville @ Virginia Tech 7:00 ESPN3

Tuesday's Results

  • Kentucky 74 Duke 63
  • Notre Dame 86 Milwaukee 78
  • Louisville 87 Hartford 52
  • Syracuse 79 St. Bonaventure 66
  • Pitt 84 St. Joseph's (IND) 43
  • Florida State 98 Jacksonville 79
Clemson 0-0 2-0
Wake Forest 0-0 2-0
Florida State 0-0 2-0
Georgia Tech 0-0 2-0
Miami (FL) 0-0 2-0
North Carolina 0-0 2-0
Louisville 0-0 2-0
Notre Dame 0-0 2-0
Syracuse 0-0 2-0
Boston College 0-0 1-0
Pittsburgh 0-0 1-0
Duke 0-0 2-1
NC State 0-0 1-1
Virginia 0-0 1-1
Virginia Tech 0-0 0-1

Mike Brey singled out VJ Beacham for special praise, saying that "I thought V.J. was fabulous. He continues to grow. Rebounding the basketball, stepping up and making big shots for us when we were dying to score in the first half and we were down."

Good news: all five starters finished in double figures. Bad news: six bench players managed only five points, all by Matt Ryan.

Last year, opponents could beat Louisville by forcing the Cards to shoot outside. This year?

Not so much. Between Quentin Snider, Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, Louisville has some quality scorers and so far are well ahead of last year's three point shooting performance.

Louisville shot well again against Hartford (50.8% overall and 36.8% from three point range) and also rebounded well, grabbing 44 (16 offensive) to Hartford's 26 (four offensive).

Michael Gbinije had 23 to pace Syracuse to a 13 point win over St. Bonnie's on Jim Boeheim's birthday. The Bonnies had just eight players but still led Syracuse at halftime.

DaJuan Coleman watch: the oft-injured big man got 14 minutes and scored four points and grabbed four rebounds.

Also worth noting - Syracuse basically went just seven deep and all bench points (13) came from Tyler Lydon.

Pitt played St. Joseph's of Indiana, but that's a D-II team and there's not much to learn. Pitt had a long trip back from Okinawa too, where the game with Gonzaga was basically rained out.

More interesting news from Tallahassee, where Dwayne Bacon racked up 27 points and nine rebounds. Bacon may be leading the ACC in scoring with 23 per game - while averaging 24 mpg.

Fellow freshman Malik Beasley is averaging 21.

Best bet for Wednesday: Richmond at Wake Forest. The Spiders have been a pest for Wake for some time.

State had a great shot at Bam Adebayo but on Tuesday he announced for Kentucky.