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ACC Roundup - Virginia Shreds Clemson

And what a performance it was too.

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Clemson v Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - JANUARY 23: Mamadi Diakite #25 of the Virginia Cavaliers dunks in the second half during a game against the Clemson Tigers at John Paul Jones Arena on January 23, 2018 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Virginia defeated Clemson 61-36.
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For slightly more than 20 minutes, Clemson looked like they might hang with Virginia. Then, as we’ve seen so often, Virginia broke them and it wasn’t pretty.

Virginia held Clemson to 13 second-half points and cruised to a ridiculous 61-36 win.

The Tigers had 19 turnovers, shot just 31.9% and only 15% from three point range.

It was a brilliant performance by the Cavaliers and it sets up a huge game Saturday in Cameron as the Cavaliers visit Duke for what promises to be a huge game.

But that’s Saturday. On Wednesday, there are four games and none are sure things.

Georgia Tech heads down to Tally to take on the tough Seminoles, while Boston College goes to Syracuse.

Meanwhile, Louisville will be in Miami and NC State is in Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates.

We’d expect FSU, Syracuse, Miami and State to win, but we could certainly see Tech, BC, Louisville or Pitt - well, Pitt might be a stretch. The other three as upsets? Easily.

And actually Louisville wouldn’t be an upset but winning on the road is never easy.

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