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ACC Roundup - Louisville Cruises Past Georgia Tech And More Covid Problems

An easy night for the Cards as the Yellow Jackets come out flat

Georgia Tech v Louisville
 LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - FEBRUARY 01: David Johnson #13 of the Louisville Cardinals defends Jose Alvarado #10 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at KFC YUM! Center on February 01, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Georgia Tech gave Louisville a solid game for 20 minutes but the second half belonged to the Cardinals as Louisville ripped off a 14-2 run to blow the game open, ultimately winning 74-58.

One reason they won? They controlled Jose Alvarado, who has been sensational lately.

Other than the Clemson game on January 20th, where he scored just eight, since December 20th, he ripped off 29, 20, 25, 20, 25, 26 and 21 points.

At Louisville, he shot just 3-11 and 1-6 behind the line.

We had expected Miami to be the team with tired legs after playing on Saturday but as it turns out it was Georgia Tech.

Josh Pastner alluded to this when he said that “you’re going to have a competitive imbalance somewhat on the schedule because you’re going to try to remake games, and that’s just part of the deal.”

Tech shot just 32.4 percent and allowed Louisville to run wild in the second half.

But as Pastner says, it’s a strange season and you have to take it as it comes.

Take Boston College for instance.

Down to just four scholarship players, Jim Christian was essentially ordered to play Florida State Tuesday and is doing so under protest: “Our administration made the decision that the game needs to be played. They know how I feel about it, but once that decision is made, my job is to get these guys ready. To let you know, we’ve spent the last two days trying to teach five guys our basic defense and offense so we could play Florida State on Tuesday night. [School administrators] know my opinion. It’s not easy to do. It’s a tough situation. I don’t think anybody in the country has attempted to do that.”

In a lucky break, at least for Boston College, that game will now not be played: Florida State is back on pause and BC, Pitt and Virginia Tech have been postponed.

As for BC, it’s five games and counting. The next scheduled game is Saturday against the Wolfpack of NC State.

On Tuesday, Wake Forest visits Notre Dame and UNC head down to Clemson. We wouldn't put much past Wake Forest right now. That team is really coming together.

As for Clemson, it’s a great example of this season. When they were riding high and UNC was struggling, the Tigers were due to visit the Dean Dome and people were giddy about a possible second straight win for Clemson in Chapel Hill.

Now, the Tigers have been blown out in four of the last five games and UNC is certainly better than it was.

Will it get ugly again?

Tuesday Night’s ACC Action

  • Wake Forest at Notre Dame || 5:00 || ACCN
  • UNC at Clemson || 7:00 || ACCN

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