Sunday, February 4, 2007

Tar Heels still best in ACC

Here’s a look at the week in the ACC.
Virginia and N.C. State are up. Virginia Tech and Clemson are down. And Duke and North Carolina are both coming off losses as they prepare for Wednesday’s edition of the nation’s most beloved college basketball rivalry in Durham:
1.North Carolina (20-3, 6-2 ACC)
2.Virginia (15-6, 7-2)
3.Florida State (17-6, 5-4)
4.Duke (18-5, 5-4)
5.Boston College (16-6, 7-2)
6.Virginia Tech (16-7, 6-3)
7.Clemson (18-5, 4-5)
8.N.C. State (13-8, 3-5)
9.Maryland (17-6, 3-5)
10.Georgia Tech (14-8, 3-6)
11.Wake Forest (10-12, 2-8)
12.Miami (9-14, 2-7)
Player of the week: N.C. State center Ben McCauley scored 20 points at Virginia Tech and shot 6-for-6 from the field for 17 points in an upset of North Carolina as the Wolfpack stunned two ranked teams.
Coach of the week: Gastonia native Leonard Hamilton directed Florida State to its first win in 16 tries at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Florida State has won five of its past six, owns wins against Florida and Duke and appears on track for its first NCAA tournament bid since 1998.
Play of the week: Guard Sean Singletary’s one-handed, off-balance 5-footer over Josh McRoberts and DeMarcus Nelson gave Virginia a 68-66 overtime victory against Duke.
Dunk of the week: Freshman L.D. Williams got Wake Forest some rare attention and mention on ESPN’s plays of the day with a pair of sensational jams against Georgia Tech.
On deck: After back-to-back heartbreaking losses, coach Mike Krzyzewski will lead Duke against rival North Carolina on Wednesday in Durham. North Carolina’s top-rated freshman class will get its first taste of the intimidating atmosphere at Cameron Indoor Stadium, which hasn’t been electric enough to stop Virginia Tech or Florida State from winning there this season.
-- Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Best in ACC? Isn't that the fastest kid in the Special Olympics?

Anonymous said...


Ask Lute Olsen, Thad Matta, Bruce Pearl and others if the ACC is overrated. The guys in Chapel Hill certainly are getting a lot of press, rightly so. But when NC State can step up and win at home, and FSU and VT can go into Cameron and win, it's certainly not because the Heels and Devils are no good.

Come on, you Big Ten (or Big East, or SEC, or Pac 10) homer. Let's be realistic here.

uncjschoolgrad said...

Best in the ACC? Uh, no not on Saturday they weren't. They were outcoached and outplayed by one of the most under-resourced teams in college basketball. When UNC can beat this NC STATE squad (which probably will happen in the Chapel Hill rematch) then you can glorify your Heels, but Ken, give us a break until then. This week, UNC isn't even the best, perhaps not even the second best team, in the Triangle.