On Tuesday night, Virginia beat Clemson by seven, just like they did in Charlotteville.
As has happened several times in the past, Clemson kept it close but still lost.
Malcolm Brogdon had 18 points to lead Virginia. London Perrantes added 13.
Clemson has won nine games and will probably make it 10 in their regular season finale at Boston College.
That's pretty good for the Tigers.
In Louisville, Georgia Tech's roll almost continued as the Yellow Jackets fell by just three, 56-53. Adam Smith missed a three which would have put the game into overtime.
After the game, Louisville coach Rick Pitino, mindful that it was Senior Night and that grad students transfers Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, who picked Louisville in order to play in the postseason now can't, honored them in a special way: he gave them rings to thank them for their leadership and commitment and, presumably, to sort of apologize.
It was a nice thing to do for two kids who clearly have been solid citizens and assets for Louisville.
There are only a handful of games left in the ACC season. On Wednesday, Pitt takes on a dangerous Virginia Tech, Miami travels to Notre Dame and BC visits NC State.
Only State seems like a sure bet.
UNC's Marcus Paige, who is admirable in many ways, has repeated as the ACC's top basketball scholar athlete. That's a tremendous achievement and unlike some of his Tar Heel predecessors, he earned it on his own.
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