Monday, January 28, 2008

ACC Hoops - January 29-31

All the games are huge this week. Neither Miami, Wake, Florida State, Virginia nor State can afford to lose.

Virginia can't seem to catch a break. After the OT loss to Ga Tech, they have to face a ticked off Maryland squad... How do you shoot 54% from the field and lose by nine? I'm sure Gary Williams has reminded his team about the 22 reasons... make that turnovers that were key in the Terps loss to Duke.

The NC State - Duke game will be the first Raycom game shown in HD this year. I suspect that has something to do with the game being carried by ESPN2 outside of the ACC market area. As for the game, keep this in mind State's offense is not very efficient, only scoring 1.032 points per possession. Combine that with Duke allowing a league least 0.971 points per possession and forcing over 20 turnovers per game and you have a recipe for a long night for the Wolfpack.