ACC Tuesday. Must wins and Platinum unis

Final week of the ACC regular season kicked off last night as Duke held off Wake Forest in Winston-Salem 79-71. The Blue Devils finished 8-0 on the road in the ACC, the third team in school history to do that. Wake rallied from a 23 point deficit to cut the game to 6, but didnt get any closer.

NC State vs Miami. This is a must win for both teams, if they have any chance of making the NCAA Tournament. Especially State,as they are trying to snap their 4 game losing streak. Reggie Johnson was reinstated by the NCAA for Miami. It is Senior Night at the RBC Center for C.J. Williams, Kendall Smith & Alex Johnson.

It is also Senior Night in Chapel Hill as UNC takes on Maryland. Last game at home for ACC POY candidate Tyler Zeller, Justin Watts and three other UNC seniors.  The Tar Heels will be wearing their Nike Platinum uniforms for the game tonight.

Also,

Georgia Tech visits Boston College.

Bitter writer (from Virginia) calls for boycott of ACC basketball games because of UNC/Duke bias.

 

Monday Morning Fodder – February 27, 2012

It is Monday, so it is time to look at the weekend that was.  Huge weekend in the ACC, with all 12 teams taking the floor, and only one game being a blowout while two went to overtime.  Hit the jump for more. Continue reading Monday Morning Fodder — February 27, 2012

ACC Round-Up – February 21, 2012

There were four games in the ACC last night.  As discussed here, UNC took down NC State.  We also saw Georgia Tech manage only 37 points in a home loss to Clemson. Virginia squeaked past Virginia Tech by two (61 – 59).  Maryland beat Miami by a score of 75 – 70.

This leaves a three way tie at the top of the league:

North Carolina 11 – 2
Duke 10 – 2
Florida State 10 – 2
Virginia 8 – 5
NC State 7 – 6
Miami 7 – 6
Maryland 6 – 7
Clemson 6 – 7
Virginia Tech 4 – 9
Wake Forest 3 – 10
Boston College 3 – 10
Georgia Tech 2 – 11

Monday Morning Fodder – February 20, 2012

Another Monday is upon us, and this one is a holiday.  Remember when people used to get President’s Day as a paid holiday?  While those days are long gone, the days of me bitching about sports are not.  Hit the jump for my thoughts on the ACC’s weekend action, and my take on the Karl Hess situation. Continue reading Monday Morning Fodder — February 20, 2012

Monday Morning Fodder – February 13, 2012

It was a pretty blah sports weekend from my seat, but there are still some things to discuss.  Hit the jump for a few talking points. Continue reading Monday Morning Fodder — February 13, 2012

Monday Morning Fodder – January 23, 2012

It’s another Monday morning, so it looks like it’s time to recap the weekend.  Anything worth talking about happen?  Holy crap what a weekend.  NFL, Joe Paterno, ACC action…  it’s all after the jump. Continue reading Monday Morning Fodder — January 23, 2012

Monday Morning Fodder – January 16th, 2012

Well that was one hell of a weekend, was it not?  Should we start with the NFL and then work to college basketball?  I think we shall.  Hit the jump for the weekend’s talking points. Continue reading Monday Morning Fodder — January 16th, 2012

Monday Morning Fodder – January 9th, 2012

That’s right, people.  Monday Morning Fodder is back and better than ever.  With a huge sports weekend in the books, it’s time to reset the past two days of action.  Hit the jump for NFL Wild Card and ACC opening weekend coverage. Continue reading Monday Morning Fodder — January 9th, 2012

ACC Primer – Wake Forest

So far we have looked at Georgia Tech, Clemson and Duke.  Next up is Wake Forest, one of the five teams that Arizona State has managed to beat this year.  Hit the jump for the breakdown. Continue reading ACC Primer — Wake Forest

ESPN Power Rankings

Do you guys even care about ESPN and their rankings anymore?  For some reason, even though I dismiss them, I have to check out the weekly “power rankings” when they come out.  This week’s rankings are up, and the top five are UNC-CH, Duke, UVA, VaTech and NC State.  It will be interesting to see how these shake out through the next two months, and also how accurate our TSB picks turn out.

It should be noted that the ACC regular season does not start until this Saturday, the 7th.  Is it just me, or is it a late start this year?  Based on what you have seen so far, are you excited for the season or will it be more of the same?  Georgia Tech has been the bad surprise for me, with Wake Forest actually being on the positive end of that discussion.