ACC Morning Linkfest 1/31 -

ACC Morning Linkfest 1/31

by WebMaster

Posted: 1/31/2012 6:17:02 AM

ACC Morning Linkfest 1/31

Two of the ACC's contenders are playing teams that are in need of impact wins tonight.  Virginia hosts Clemson and the Tigers will be playing without forward Milton Jennings who was suspended indefinitely for academic reasons.  UNC travels west to Winston-Salem to play Wake Forest in another test of Roy Williams ability to motivate. 

Jennings absence will make stopping Mike Scott even more difficult for Clemson, but the matchup I'm curious to watch is whether or not Virginia can slow down Andre Young.  Young is the core of the Clemson offense and most likely he will be guarded by Virginia's Jontel Evans.  If Young gets his shot going, Clemson can beat anyone.

UNC's focus will be on two players, CJ Harris and Travis McKie.  For Wake Forest, you can't focus on one player in particular, but simply on challenging every single shot.  Georgia Tech really played off Kendall Marshall in transition and Marshall picked the Yellow Jackets apart.  If I'm Jeff Bzdelik, I'm taking a different approach and keeping a hand in Marshall's face at all times, see if you can limit his vision.

 Team Conf Pct Overall Pct
 Duke  5-1  0.833  18-3  0.857
 UNC  5-1  0.833  18-3  0.857
 FSU  5-1  0.833  14-6  0.700
 Virginia  4-2  0.667  17-3  0.850
 NC State  4-3  0.571  15-7  0.682
 Maryland  3-3  0.500  13-7  0.650
 Miami  3-3  0.500  12-7  0.632
 Clemson  3-3  0.500  11-9  0.550
 Wake Forest  2-5  0.286  11-10  0.524
 Boston College  2-5  0.286  7-14  0.333
 Virginia Tech  1-5  0.167  12-9  0.571
 Georgia Tech  1-6  0.143  8-13  0.381




Today's Games

Time Matchup TV  
 7:00:00 PM  Clemson @ Virginia  ESPN2  Preview
 9:00:00 PM  UNC @ Wake Forest  ESPNU  Preview


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