After going a perfect 6-0 this weekend in picking games, the Game Sim's record (using the average predicted score) improves to 42-12 on the year. Let's take a quick trip through the 4 games on the conference schedule and see what might happen...
Boston College @ Clemson Tuesday 9 PM
Clemson scored the first 15 points of the game, but Boston College cut the lead to 4 by the end of the first half. A Corey Raji 3 point play gave Boston College their first lead early in the 2nd half and started a 2nd half that saw the lead exchange hands several times. Boston College pulled out a road win though as they topped Clemson 67-62. The Eagles made 4 straight free throws and Clemson couldn't convert in their final 3 possessions to account for the 5 point spread. Corey Raji led BC with 19 points, while Milton Jennings led Clemson with 15 points.
Miami @ Wake Forest Wednesday 7 PM
Travis McKie's tip-in at the buzzer gave Wake Forest their 2nd conference win of the year and led Wake Forest to a 73-71 win over Miami. McKie led the Demon Deacons with 21 points, while JT Terrell added 13 points, and Ari Stewart added 11 points in the win. Durand Scott led Miami in scoring with 17 points and scored several late buckets to keep Miami in it. The key to the game was Wake's defense which held the Hurricanes to 40% shooting and the ability to keep Miami off the offensive glass.
UNC @ Duke Wednesday 9 PM
In what was a game of runs, Duke's final run pushed them to a 71-64 victory over the Heels. Nolan Smith led the Blue Devils with 23 points and 3 assists, while Kyle Singler added 16 points and Mason Plumlee tallied a near double-double of 8 points and 9 rebounds. Duke held the Heels to 40% shooting and Harrison Barnes struggled in his Cameron debut making just 4-16 shots. Tyler Zeller led the Heels with 17 points and Leslie McDonald added 12 points in the loss.
FSU @ Georgia Tech Thursday 7 PM
Florida State jumped out to a 15 point first half lead behind their defense, but Georgia Tech tied the score at 55 in the final 2 minutes before Derwin Kitchen took over and pushed FSU to the 62-56 victory. Chris Singleton led the Seminoles with 15 points, while Derwin Kitchen added 13 points in the victory. FSU held Georgia Tech to 37% shooting from the field. Iman Shumpert led Georgia Tech with 15 points in the loss.