Monday, February 18, 2008

ACC Hoops - Feb 19-21

Florida State, NC State, Miami, and Va Tech face must-wins this week or they can start planning to host NIT games. Miami is going to have to make some noise to avoid being this year's Clemson.

UVa and Ga Tech face must wins as well, but instead of worrying about the NCAA bubble, they need to worry about the NIT bubble. Fan-bases barely forgive NIT appearances, but totally missing the post-season is a definite no-no if a coach wants to stick around for a while.

According to Carolina, they do not have a healthy point guard... Seems like I remember Kenny Smith being doubtful for the State-Carolina game one year due to knee surgery. He hobbled his way to 20+ points that night in Reynolds.

With Duke's loss at Wake, Carolina remains the only undefeated team on the road... Duke is the only team to remain undefeated at home in league play.

Carolina's 12.2 rebound margin is impressive. The Heel's are getting rebounds in 65.5% of their defensive rebounding opportunities and 39.9% of their Offensive rebounding opportunities.

Mike Kitts, Tim Nestor, Tony Greene Karl Hess remain the kiss of death for home teams with home teams only winning a combined 27.6% of the games these guys work. At 4-0, Mike Kitts remains the home-team's best friend, followed closely by Bernard Clinton and Brian Kersey who see the home team win almost 82% of the games they work. Overall, home teams are winning 58.5 % of games played.