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ACC Roundup - GT Lighting it Up, BC's Backcourt Impressive So Far

Brain Gregory is known for many things, but offense hasn't been one of them.

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

In Thursday's ACC action, Virginia thumped Bradley 82-57, Miami mauled Mississippi State, 105-79, BC had little trouble with Central Connecticut, winning 82-57, Clemson prevailed over Texas Southern, 76-56 and Georgia Tech had a great outing against Green Bay, burning the Phoenix by 30, 107-77.

Friday's ACC Action
Teams Times TV
Hofstra vs. FSU 3:30 pm CBSSN
Miami vs. Utah 7:00 pm ESPNU
Duke vs. VCU 7:30 pm ESPN2
Detroit @ Pittsburgh 8:00 pm ESPN3
LBSU vs. Virginia 9:30 pm ESPNU
Thursday's Results
  • Miami 105 Miss. State 79
  • Boston College 82 Central Conn. 57
  • Clemson 76 Texas Southern 56
  • Georgia Tech 107 Green Bay 77
ACC Standings
Clemson 0-0 3-0
Georgia Tech 0-0 3-0
Miami (FL) 0-0 3-0
North Carolina 0-0 3-0
Florida State 0-0 2-0
Boston College 0-0 2-0
Louisville 0-0 2-0
Notre Dame 0-0 2-0
Syracuse 0-0 2-0
Pittsburgh 0-0 1-0
Duke 0-0 2-1
NC State 0-0 2-1
Wake Forest 0-0 2-1
Virginia 0-0 1-1
Virginia Tech 0-0 1-1

It's very early yet, but Georgia Tech, a team that has struggled offensively for years, is averaging 97.3 ppg.

'Bama transfer Nick Jacobs is hitting 17.5 ppg, Marcus Georges-Hunt 17 and Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell 16.5. Virginia Tech transfer Adam Smith is putting up 11 ppg.

We'll see how it holds up but so far so good. Outside shooting is very much improved. Charles Mitchell has lost weight as well. After a long dry spell, there is a glimmer of hope in Atlanta.

Virginia started a bit slowly against Bradley but soon picked up steam and rolled over the Braves. Bradley certainly couldn't slow UVA down, hitting 56.6%.

Virginia also hit 94.1% from the line (16-17).

Miami hit 17 of its 21 first shots and just crushed Mississippi State. Miami exceeded Virginia's offensive shooting performance, hitting 56.7%. The 'Canes also scored 28 from the line despite missing 10.

That's a lot of free throws.

Eli Carter is turning out to be a good catch for BC. the Florida grad has hit for 23 and 18 so far.

But freshman Jerome Robinson is averaging 17 thus far. Looks like BC has a pretty good backcourt. And big man Dennis Clifford is playing well too.

Like Georgia Tech, BC has some hope now.

Clemson's Sidy Djitte had his first career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Jaron Blossomgame had 22 to lead Clemson.

Clemson held Texas Southern to 35.6% from the floor.

Friday offers some interesting games. Miami takes on Utah, currently ranked #16. Pitt takes on Detroit, and Detroit is a basketball school. That should be fun.

And Virginia gets Long Beach State in the Charleston Classic. Long Beach has a history too.