Wednesday, October 19, 2011

UNC overwhelming choice to win ACC

CHARLOTTENorth Carolina received 57 of a possible 59 first-place votes to finish atop the ACC media poll released Wednesday at the conference’s Operation Basketball media event.

The Tar Heels return all five starters, including preseason ACC player of the year selection Harrison Barnes, from a team that finished 29-8, reached an NCAA regional final and won first place in the ACC with a 14-2 conference record last season.

Duke was picked second in the poll, followed by Florida State, Virginia, Miami, Virginia Tech and Clemson. N.C. State was selected to finish eighth, with Maryland, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Boston College closing out the poll.

Barnes and teammates John Henson and Tyler Zeller were voted to the preseason All-ACC team, with Barnes as the only unanimous selection. Miami’s Malcolm Grant also was selected, and Duke’s Seth Curry tied Virginia’s Mike Scott for the final spot on the team. Barnes received 57 of a possible 59 first-place votes, with Henson getting the other two.

Duke freshman Austin Rivers was voted ACC rookie of the year, also receiving 57 votes. North Carolina’s James McAdoo and Maryland’s Nick Faust each received one vote for rookie of the year.

Here are the poll results:
ACC standings, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points:
  1. North Carolina (57) 706
  2. Duke (2) 649
  3. Florida State 560
  4. Virginia 463
  5. Miami 455
  6. Virginia Tech 411
  7. Clemson 403
  8. N.C. State 316
  9. Maryland 264
  10. Georgia Tech 176
  11. Wake Forest 109
  12. Boston College 90

Harrison Barnes, UNC, 59 (unanimous); John Henson, UNC, 47; Tyler Zeller, UNC, 46; Malcolm Grant, Miami, 32; Seth Curry, Duke, 20; Mike Scott, Virginia, 20

Player of the Year
Harrison Barnes, UNC, 57; John Henson, UNC, 2

Rookie of the Year
Austin Rivers, Duke, 57; James McAdoo, UNC, 1; Nick Faust, Maryland, 1

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Carolina has one major problem, they have to get by Duke & Coach K.

Anonymous said...

Awww....Isn't that cute. That last poster is apparently concerned about whether UNC wins the ACC. Sorry, Charlie, but we're gunning for, and winning, the national title this year. Maybe we'll let Duke win the ACC tourney this year, though, so they can celebrate and call their season a "success"....

Michael Procton said...

Won't find us in the NIT any time soon, bro.

Anonymous said...

Carolina fans: only fanbase on the planet that annually crowns themselves National Champs before the seasons starts.

Year after year after year...

P.S. if you happen to beat Duke this year, please don't storm the court again. Embarrassing.

uncz1978 said...

I see the ABC'ERS are alive and well. Sorry to disappoint you but Carolina is going to be good.

So all the Carolina haters should spend as much time supporting their own teams as they do hating Carolina, their teams might do better.

BTW I love our new slogan "Together We are Carolina.

Anonymous said...

University of

Anyway it's football season...can't wait for State to stomp some heels, 5 years running!!!

Anonymous said...

Two predictions: UNC will be national champs. Walmart stock will surge.

Anonymous said...

UNC has the best team on paper they have had in many years. This team should be better than either of the last 2 championship teams ('05 & '09). We all know that doesn't always translate into a championship, but it would be hard to bet against them. As for Duke, it's hard to not think they are a bit over-rated this year. I think they lost way too much from last year's team to be ranked 5th or 6th in the nation, but I suppose we shall see.

Anonymous said...

Watch out for Virginia you sons of bitches

Anonymous said...

Massive roadblock between the Heels and the NC...KENTUCKY. KENTUCKY. KENTUCKY.

Anonymous said...

Make sure Unc's basketball players take plenty of notes in their Swahili studies.

Anonymous said...

UNC-CHeat: The most corrupt athletics and college administrative bodies in the NCAA. CONgratulations!

Anonymous said...

Thug U better not disappoint.

Anonymous said...

The recent storming of the field from Minnesota after they beat Iowa last weekend gas brought this issue up at Big Ten schools as well. Some media are saying it’s poor form by the Gophers to rush the field while others are saying it’s an important rivalry win for a rebuilding program. There’s been a good debate at TC Huddle. I found your article searching for more opinions on the issue.

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Anonymous said...

Anyone else think that Kentucky looks WAAAY more like a #1 team so far than UNC?

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