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ACC Basketball Update(1/11)

Georgia Tech 74 Duke 63

For the first time since 1995, Duke is 0-2 in the ACC. In fact Duke has four game losing streak in regular season ACC games after dropping the last two games in 2006 and the first two this season. Everyone's favorite whipping boy Greg Paulus had another unimpressive game with six points, three assists, three turnovers, and four fouls. Of course I have heard it suggested that perhaps Josh McRoberts should be castigated a little more for his failure to seize the role of #1 offensive option. One can only imagine how much that might actually help. As for GT, I was not aware they had dismissed Lewis Clinch, the team's third leading scorere. Obviously this impacts their depth and their offense in general since he was contributing about 13 points per game. Tonight GT came close to giving the game away but eventually put Duke down to get their first ACC win.

Miami 63 Maryland 58

Maryland, Maryland, Maryland.

I kind of wish I could have seen Gary Williams during this one. Miami is 2-1 in the ACC which is a better conference mark than a lot of good teams. Going to College Park and winning is actually fairly impressive and sad for Maryland who looked really good at time during the early part of the season but now is 0-2 in the ACC. Maryland shot 22% from the floor. Miami only shot 31%. I guess when your opponent shoots 22%, then 31% is really getting it done. Maryland now gets undefeated Clemson which means something has to give.

Virginia Tech 74 UNCG 51

The Hokies came back following their big win over Duke with a solid victory against UNCG. Hokies get UNC at home next.

UNC 79 UVa 69

A bad game which still results in a win is probably the last thing the rest of the ACC wanted to see.