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ACC Roundup - Deacs, FSU Win

And on to a big Tuesday

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NCAA Basketball: Charleston Southern at Florida State
Dec 18, 2017; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Charleston Southern Buccaneers guard Jamaal David (0) drives against Florida State Seminoles guard M.J. Walker (23) during the second half at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Florida State won 69-58. 
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Exam break games tend to be a big erratic and so while you might have expected FSU to smoke Charleston Southern, the ‘Noles won by just 11, 69-58.

Phil Cofer had 19 to pace Florida State.

Charleston Southern had 20 turnovers and was held to 36.2% from the floor.

Wake had tough time from Cliff Ellis’s Coastal Carolina team, winning by just four, 84-80.

Still, the Deacs won and that makes six straight even if Keyshawn Woods had to lock the game down with late foul shots. Winning beats the hell out of losing.

Doral Moore is not as good as John Collins was last year but he’s a key factor in Wake’s improvement. He had 11 points and 10 boards last night.

It’s a big Tuesday night for the conference with eight games: Virginia hosts Savannah State, Clemson and South Carolina have their annual grudge match ( at Clemson) while Notre Dame tries to recapture some momentum with a visit from Dartmouth, Syracuse gets Buffalo at home, NC State will see one-time trouble maker Robert Morris (not so dangerous now), the Hokies take on the Blue Hose, Delaware State has a chance to sting Pitt and finally, like Clemson, Georgia Tech gets a crack at hated rival Georgia.

The rivalry games should be the best ones but it won’t shock us if Buffalo gives Syracuse trouble.

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