Saturday, January 13, 2007

ACC Basketball Predictions

Now ACC fans can start the "real" college sports season - basketball. No other conference can match the ACC in tradition, fans, and excellence.

NC State @ Wake Forest 12:00
A match up of potential conference cellar dwellers. The Deacs need this one on their home court as their will not be many opportunities for them on the road.

Clemson @ Maryland 2:00 ESPNU
The Tigers face a very good test to their undefeated record on the road comes against the Terps who may have been caught looking ahead this week in their loss to Miami. Clemson has needed last second shots in two of their past three to keep the streak alive.

Virginia @ Boston College 2:00
Boston College is quietly going about their business dispatching teams left and right. The Cavs put a scare into the Tar Heels for about 30 minutes on Wednesday, but Sean Singletary can only do so much by himself.

North Carolina @ Virginia Tech 3:30
The Hokies have already beaten Duke this year and would love to knock off the top rated Tar Heels. Virginia Tech has a lot of athleticism which allowed them to prevail over the Blue Devils. But Roy's Boys have some players as well and go 9 deep to combat the Hokies.

Florida State @ Georgia Tech 6:00 ESPNU
This game or the Clemson-Maryland game will be the best of the day. The Yellow Jackets looked pretty good for most of the game vs Duke, but you never know with a young club. Senior Mario West is the glue that keeps Georgia Tech together.

SUNDAY
Duke @ Miami 5:30 FSN
Will the Devils suffer their third straight ACC loss? They had not lost two in a row until 95-96 and ironically the second loss that year was to Georgia Tech too. Miami surprised many, myself included, with their road stunner over Maryland. The Canes have been up and down much like Duke. I have a feeling the practices in Durham have been very "spirited" as of late.

Predictions:
Wake over NC State

Maryland over Clemson
Boston College over Virginia
North Carolina over Virginia Tech
Georgia Tech over Florida State
Duke over Miami

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