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ACC Morning Linkfest 2/14 with Game Sim Predictions

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Three good basketball games around the ACC last night.  Duke's win over UNC was the featured game of the night, but Miami and Boston College both picked up solid wins as well.

UNC missed a chance for a big win last night.  The Blue Devils came out of the game not shooting well and the Heels had Cook, Curry, and Mason Plumlee in foul trouble in the first half.  Yet at halftime, UNC led by just four points.  UNC's smaller, quicker lineup was able to defend the Blue Devils effectively and the Duke defenders were unable to stay in front of their man without handchecking leading to the foul trouble.  The problem for UNC is that you can only keep a talented team down for so long and Duke finally found their range from deep.  Further Mason Plumlee started to establish himself in the post late leading to a few easy baskets.

Miami and Boston College picked up wins on Tuesday night as well.  BC's win was in large part due to a collapse by Wake Forest, but what else would you expect from two of the league's worst teams.  Miami picked up a solid win at FSU in a rivalry game that the Seminoles started out strong.  Shane Larkin took over in the second half and helped Miami take control of the game.  Larkin is making a stronger case each game for the league's player of the year.  Check out the highlights, links, and more below.

Tonight, Georgia Tech hosts Clemson at 7 PM on the Raycom Sports Network.  Here is a preview of tonight's game.

Game Sim Predictions

Clemson at Georgia Tech - Clemson wins 60-56 Sim the game here

Boston College/Wake Forest Highlights

Miami/FSU Highlights

Duke/UNC Highlights

 Team Conf Pct Overall Pct
 Miami  11-0  1.000  20-3  0.870
 Duke  9-2  0.818  22-2  0.917
 Virginia  8-3  0.727  18-6  0.750
 NC State  6-5  0.545  17-7  0.708
 UNC  6-5  0.545  16-8  0.667
 Maryland  5-6  0.455  17-7  0.708
 FSU  5-6  0.455  13-11  0.542
 Clemson  4-7  0.364  12-11  0.522
 Wake Forest  4-8  0.333  11-13  0.458
 Georgia Tech  3-7  0.300  13-9  0.591
 Boston College  3-8  0.273  11-13  0.458
 Virginia Tech  2-9  0.182  11-13  0.458

 Injury Report 
Ryan Kelly (DU)
reinjured right foot
Terrance Shannon (FS)
 
Jason Morris (GT)
plantar fasciitis - Feb return
John Auslander (MD)
left tibia fracture - out for season
Joel James (NC)
concussion

Links

Yesterday's Games

Matchup  
 Wake Forest 63 @ Boston College 66  Box
 Miami 74 @ FSU 68  Box
 UNC 68 @ Duke 73  Box

Today's Games

Time Matchup TV  
 7:00:00 PM  Clemson @ Georgia Tech  RSN  Preview

 

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