Sunday, February 12, 2006

JJ Redickulous

Every favored team won despite 3 being on the road. JJ Redick looked phenomenal again scoring 35 (again), but this time his teammates carried the load as well (especially in the early going) with Shelden Williams grabbing a double-double and Greg Paulus nailing threes from the old Cole Field House. Florida, behind a strong second-half, was able to knock off LSU. Wake Forest finally got off the schnide with a win over Charlotte.

3 games on Sunday with the best one being North Carolina @ Miami.

North Carolina @ Miami 8:00 FSN
Almost one month ago, Miami went into Chapel Hill and shocked the Tar Heels 81-70 behind 65 points from their talented backcourt. Both teams have remained right in the middle of the ACC pack not able to capitalize on chances to break away. As of now, both of these teams look as if they are on track to get NCAA Tournament bids, but a win tonight will make them rest a little easier. Miami lacks the inside bodies to bang with Tyler Hansborogh (25 pts last meeting), but UNC lacks the athletes on the perimeter to match up with Miami's talented trio. Both are coming off heartbreaking home losses. I like Miami in a very close game because they have the biggest game changer on the floor, Guermilo Diaz.
Prediction: Miami

NC State @ Georgia Tech 1:00 JP
NC State has swept the season series from Georgia Tech the last two seasons and looks to make it three on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Jackets are looking to break an 8 game losing streak; their longest since the 1980-81 campaign. Paul Hewitt's team played the Wolfpack tough for 37 minutes last time in Raleigh, but the long range bombing of State proved too much at the end. NC State broke a streak of 7 consecutive losses in football to Georgia Tech this year, maybe the Yellow Jackets can repay the favor? I doubt it.
Prediction: NC State

UMass @ FSU 5:30 FSN
An interesting non-conference matchup to break up the grueling confernence schedule for the Seminoles. The Minuteman are at .500 in the weak Atlantic-10 this season, so I look for FSU to win this contest relatively easily at home.
Prediction: FSU

Saturday: 8-2
Season: 41-14

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