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ACC Roundup - Suspensions At Georgia Tech And Louisville

Georgia Tech can get by without Chris Bolden, but Louisville will have a tough time without Chris Jones. Meanwhile, Notre Dame has an epic night from the line.

Louisville's Chris Jones could probably use some balance in his life.
Louisville's Chris Jones could probably use some balance in his life.
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In Wednesday's only ACC game, Notre Dame downed Wake Forest 88-75.

ACC Wednesday Night Action
Teams Times TV
Louisville @ Syracuse 7:00 ESPN/ESPN2
Virginia Tech @ Miami 7:00 RSN
BC @ FSU 9:00 ACCN
UNC @ Duke 9:00 ESPN/ACCN
Schools Conf W-L Conf PCT W-L PCT
Virginia 12-1 .923 24-1 .960
Notre Dame 11-3 .786 23-4 .852
Duke 9-3 .750 22-3 .880
Louisville 8-4 .667 20-5 .800
North Carolina 8-4 .667 18-7 .720
Syracuse 7-5 .583 16-9 .640
Clemson 7-7 .500 15-11 .577
Miami 6-6 .500 16-9 .640
Pitt 6-7 .462 17-10 .630
NC State 6-7 .462 15-11 .577
Florida State 6-7 .462 14-12 .538
Wake Forest 4-10 .286 12-15 .444
Georgia Tech 3-11 .214 12-14 .462
Virginia Tech 2-10 .167 10-15 .400
Boston College 1-11 .083 9-15 .375
Tuesday's Results
Notre Dame 88 Wake 75

Check this out: Notre Dame hit 27-28 from the line. What is the record for that? That's amazing.

Zach Auguste was the guy who missed one: loser!

Just kidding. He bounced back from his recent slump with 12 points and four boards.

Jerian Grant had 24 for the Irish.

Give Wake this: unlike the last few years, the Deacs compete hard. It's just that there's not enough experienced talent to really get it done.

Devin Thomas is doing his part: the junior big man had 26 points and 11 boards.

After his crushing turnover at Virginia, Codi Miller-McIntyre perhaps had trouble bouncing back. He had 10 points on 3-8 shooting, five assists and three turnovers.

Darius Leonard had 10 off the bench. This was a game where the highly promising Konstantinos Mitoglu might have made a big difference. He's not an easy matchup for the shorter Irish.

Mitoglu had eight points and missed all his threes.


Wait and see where he is in a year or so. He's exactly the kind of player we want to see Danny Manning work with. We want to know if he can teach his knowledge of the game to other skilled big men.

Not every great player can. Remember when Magic Johnson quit coaching the Lakers?

He couldn't stand how inferior the newer Lakers were.

If Manning can refine Mitoglu's game, it won't just help Wake play better. It'll be a huge recruiting advantage.

Recruiting is at heart an odd business. You can find the occasional sure bet like Jahlil Okafor or Kyrie Irving. You can come up with someone like Chris Carrawell, who was far better than anyone expected at Duke.

You might pick up someone like Greg Paulus, who came in with a huge reputation that he didn't live up to (he's still one of our favorites, simply because he never stopped trying to give his all. That guy is a winner, period).

Or, on a down side, you might get people you're not really happy with.

For Duke, that was Rasheed Sulaimon. For Georgia Tech, it's Chris Bolden, who has been suspended indefinitely.

And you can add Louisville's Chris Jones to that list.

Like Chase Benahan before him, he appears to have exhausted Rick Pitino's patience.

Pitino says that it's not basketball related and won't comment beyond that.