Duke found out tonight what happens if J.J. Redick has a bad night. Fortunately for them they were playing Georgia Tech and they won 73-66. If Redick lays an egg like that in the Sweet Sixteen against someone who can actually hold it together for 40 minutes, Duke will be taking the quick flight back to RDU.
UNC thrashes NC State, 95-71 in what many thought would be a closer game. UNC took control with a little under 5 minutes to go in the first half. NC State made a couple of second half runs to get down to as low as 9 points but David Noel hit big shot after big shot to seal the deal. NC State has to face BC on Saturday in an effort to stay in second place even if it is a tie.
Miami took care of Va Tech, 70-59 to get to 7-7 and based on Maryland's current level of play the Hurricanes could get to 9-7 by knocking off the Terps and then beating Florida State at home.
Wake Forest got their second conference win by beating Clemson in OT, 74-68. Of course the game had absolutely no meaning.
Florida State took care of business on their home floor beating Maryland 71-60. The Seminoles got out fast and Maryland was never really in the game. FSU moves to 7-6 in the league with a trip to Va Tech before their titantic battle with Duke in Tallahassee.
My record for the evening: 4-1. I know, I should have never doubted by beloved Heels.
1. Duke 14-0, 26-1
2. NC State 10-4, 21-6
3. UNC 9-4, 18-6
4. Boston College 8-5, 21-6
5. Florida State 7-6, 17-7(wins tiebreaker with UVa)
6. Virginia 7-6, 14-10
7. Miami 7-7, 15-12
8. Maryland 6-7, 16-10
9. Clemson 4-9, 15-11
10. Va Tech 3-10, 13-13
11. Ga Tech 3-11, 10-15
12. Wake Forest 2-11, 14-13