Monday, January 14, 2008

Hoops Schedule - Week of January 14

Will the blowouts continue?

After an average victory margin of 1.25 points in the first four games of conference play, the average margin of victory this weekend was 19.17 points. After starting the season 1-3, home teams won all six games this weekend.

As baldy as NC State was blown out of the Smith Center, they fared better than Wake Forest. Boston College blistered the Deacs by shooting 66.1% from the field, including 68.4% from beyond the Arc. BC's 112 points were the most the Eagles have ever scored in a conference game (ACC or Big East). It was also the first time the Eagles had scored 100 points in a conference game since joining the ACC 3 years ago. BC last scored 100 points in a conference game (ACC or Big East) in 1985.

It has been worse for the Wolfpack... On Feb 6, 1993, the Heels beat the Pack by a score of 104-58 in Chapel Hill. The Wolfpack did manage to score 23 points in the first half that afternoon.

Carolina has now scored 90 or more points in seven straight games for the first time in school history.

Clemson season ticket holders have gotten their money's worth from the Tiger's first two home conference games. Saturday night's double-overtime win against Florida State marked the first time in conference history that a team opened conference play with back-to-back overtime games.

Miami's 14-1 start ties this season with the 2000-2001 season for the best start in school history. The 'Canes are now 4-0 in conference openers since joining the ACC.