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ACC Roundup

A pretty quiet day other than Coach K’s return

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NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at North Carolina State
Feb 1, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack guard Maverick Rowan (24) reacts to hitting a three pointer during the second half against the Syracuse Orange at PNC Arena. Syracuse won 100-93 in overtime. 
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Virginia’s success is predicated on defense but unless you want to win 1-0, you need to score some points. Offense was a problem early on for the ‘Hoos, but it’s gotten better.

Marial Shayok, Devon Hall, Isaiah Wilkins and Ty Jerome have all stepped up and are all averaging double figures for the last seven games.

Folks in Clemson are still talking about the national football championship, but they did stop long enough to notice Clemson played Georgia Tech and did reasonably well.

Bonzi Colson, perhaps the ACC’s most unique player, has been nominated for the Karl Malone Award.

Pitt’s Michael Young was nominated as well

We respect Malone’s accomplishments, but as much as we’d like to see Colson win a major award - he’s an amazing player - why is a major award named for a man who impregnated at 13-year-old girl and then refused a relationship with his son?

Of course the ACC is loaded with talent and also with guys who are coming on fast. Take Donovan Mitchell. Or Jordan Chatman who, by the way, finished BYU in two years.

Some big news out of Syracuse - the university says it’s sticking with Jim Boeheim’s retirement plan even though Boeheim hinted that he might change his mind.

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