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ACC Roundup - Two Games On Tuesday

As Covid takes a couple of more bites out of ACC predictability

NCAA Basketball: AFR Hall of Fame Tip-Off-South Florida at Virginia Tech
Nov 29, 2020; Uncasville, Connecticut, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Tyrece Radford (23) shoots against the South Florida Bulls in the first half at Mohegan Sun Arena. 
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Two ACC games on Tuesday as the Techs tangle in Blacksburg and Notre Dame and Louisville rumble in the Yum! Center.

Both could be really interesting.

Virginia Tech’s Mike Young is a great offensive mind and Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastner has built his program on defense. But the Hokies have been on pause since February 9th and as we’ve seen, that can be difficult to bounce back from. Georgia Tech comes off of an impressive win at Miami although the ‘Canes have had a tough season and weren’t able to play at a high level.

So who knows? It’s tough to get a grip on where the Hokies are. And will Tyrece Radford be back from suspension?

Too many variables to call this one.

Louisville comes off a blowout in Chapel Hill after a pause of their own, while the Irish were on the wrong end of a magnificent Syracuse comeback.

Both teams should be angry. Who’s going to seize control? Again, it’s hard to tell although Louisville’s conditioning may be suspect still.

As we’ve said before, everyone deserves an asterisk this season. It’s very difficult to build any kind of continuity.

That’s especially true for former Louisville coach Rick Pitino. Back in the game at Iona, Pitino has now seen the rest of his return season canceled due to a third Covid pause, including one where he himself was infected. The Gaels are 8-5 and hope to participate in the MAAC tournament. Like Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Pitino had urged that the season be held later after the vaccines had a chance to slow things down.

Tuesday’s ACC Action

  • Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech || 7:00 || ACCNX
  • Notre Dame at Louisville || 7:00 || ACCN
  • UNC at Boston College

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