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ACC Roundup - First Conference Loss

And it goes to Georgia Tech

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Southern v Louisville
LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 13: Darius Perry #2 of the Louisville Cardinals dribbles the ball against the Southern Jaguars at KFC YUM! Center on November 13, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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The ACC is no longer undefeated: Georgia Tech gets points for playing at #5 Tennessee - and keeping it reasonably close - but UT’s D was the difference.

The Vols shot just 39.6% for the game - typical Rick Barnes - but held Tech to just 27.6%.

In a good bit of news for Josh Pastner’s team, Texas transfer James Bank III was given immediate eligibility and played. He didn’t do much at Texas, but he is 6-8 and 243 and Tech needs front court help.

So stay tuned.

One in one out: As Tech got Banks on the court, NC State’s Ian Steere left the Wolfpack. State played Asheville without him and lost Markell Johnson on a hard pick. He sat out the rest of the game but it didn’t matter since State won by 51 largely on the back of defense: the Pack forced 24 turnovers.

State still has some challenges - inside play for one - but as Kevin Keatts said afterwards, most of his players are pretty equally talented. State has topped 100 each time out so far and done so while playing good defense.

Miami is still sitting Dewan Hernandez but it didn't matter much in this one as Miami won by 38 as Stephen F. Austin’s moment of glory appears to have passed.

Pocket rocket Chris Lykes had 20 points and six assists. He had 22 against Lehigh so he’s off to a nice start.

Kiwi sophomore Sam Waardenburg has moved into the starting lineup for Hernandez but this is a guard-oriented team. Lykes, DJ Vasiljevic and Anthony Lawrence combined for 55 points. Fellow guard Zach Johnson came off the bench for another 15.

New coach Chris Mack asked his team for more heart and passion and Louisville delivered, hammering Southern 104-54

Admittedly that’s not a great test but he asked and they delivered and that’s promising.

The Cards forced 23 turnovers and held Southern to 39.1%.

Jordan Nwora led the way with 20 points.

Wednesday’s games don’t look particularly promising with Duke-Eastern Michigan being perhaps the most promising.

Wednesday's ACC Action
Teams Times Video
Eastern Michigan @ Duke 7:00 ACCNE
Sam Houston @ Clemson 7:00 ACCNE
Radford @ Notre Dame 7:00 ACCNE
Tuesday's Results
  • Tennessee 66 Clemson 53
  • NC State 100 UNCA 49
  • Miami 96 Stephen F. Austin 58
  • Louisville 104 Southern 54

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