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ACC Basketball Roundup(1/15)

Miami, Duke and Wake Forest rule the day.

  • No letdown for Wake Forest on the road at Boston College.  Wake wears the burden of legitimate title contender well by jumping to a 20 point halftime lead and basically keeping it right there.  Jeff Teague continues to be hot with 29 points.  Teague also brought shame and sadness to the life of Tyrese Rice who had this 20 points negated by committing eight turnovers.  That is 12 turnovers combine between Rice and Ty Lawson.  I can hardly wait to see how many Wake forces from Maryland or Georgia Tech
  • Speaking of the Yellow Jackets.  They lost to Duke in a game they very well could have stayed in except the Jackets had no clue how to take care of the basketball and well they have no idea how to take care of the basketball.  Georgia Tech also missed multiple easy shots.  Duke does play solid defense.  Some of GT's problems were due to that and some of them were due to the fact there is no continuity in the program.  On a night when top recruit Derrick Favors committed to the Yellow Jackets you have to wonder how Paul Hewitt keeps bring in this kind of talent but cannot keep a decent team together.  I think the answer lies in the fact that Hewitt has had so many one and done players.  From the outside it seems like Hewitt is an easy coach to play for and after one year he is perfectly fine if you leave. Then again that has always been the case at GT, even under Cremins except back then they left after two years and not one.
  • Miami fell behind by 17 points in the 2nd half but rallied to beat Maryland.  That is a heartbreaker for the Terps and Gary Williams who has been behind the eight ball since winning the national title in 2002.  For Miami, it might not bode well for the next game since the game following a huge rally for victory is usually a tough outing for the team that did the rallying.  Miami goes to Chapel Hill next.
  • Virginia Tech beat Richmond.  Anybody care?  Anybody?