ACC Morning Linkfest 1/8 with Game Sim Predictions -

ACC Morning Linkfest 1/8 with Game Sim Predictions

by WebMaster

Posted: 1/8/2013 6:53:57 AM

We decided before the BCS Title game that we're not claiming Notre Dame yet, right?  Although that did look a lot like ACC football... That's beside the point though.  Before we get into tonight's basketball game between Duke and Clemson I wanted to selfishly point out something that every ACC fan should take note of.  The ACC launched a new daily show yesterday which airs online at noon every day.  The show is called ACC Live and airs on The ACC Digital Network.  I'll be appearing on the show for a short segment once or twice a week, and will be on today's show.  Make sure to check it out.

Tonight Duke hosts Clemson in the second conference game of the season for both teams.  The # Blue Devils should win this game.  For Clemson, you have to make this an ugly, physical game.  Attack Ryan Kelly on the defensive end with the hope you can get him in foul trouble.  It's Kelly (not Plumlee) that is the key for Duke on both ends of the floor.  You have to defend the 3, especially in transition, and limit the Blue Devils to 4 or fewer 3 pointers made.  Someone on the perimeter must step up and hit open shots to create space for Booker down low.

That's the path to a Clemson victory, of course Ryan Kelly is a smart defender, Duke shoots the 3 better than most teams, and the Blue Devils can play a little defense as well.  The strength of this Duke team is its scoring versatility.  They can beat solid teams even when 2 guys have an off night.  Even more difficult is taking a young backcourt into Cameron and asking them to play with poise.   Hard to see Clemson being in this one by the time we reach halftime.

Game Sim Predictions

Clemson at Duke - Duke wins 68-59 Sim the game here

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 Team Conf Pct Overall Pct
 Duke  1-0  1.000  14-0  1.000
 Maryland  1-0  1.000  13-1  0.929
 NC State  1-0  1.000  12-2  0.857
 Virginia  1-0  1.000  11-3  0.786
 Miami  1-0  1.000  10-3  0.769
 FSU  1-0  1.000  9-5  0.643
 Georgia Tech  0-1  0.000  10-3  0.769
 UNC  0-1  0.000  10-4  0.714
 Virginia Tech  0-1  0.000  9-5  0.643
 Clemson  0-1  0.000  8-5  0.615
 Boston College  0-1  0.000  8-6  0.571
 Wake Forest  0-1  0.000  7-6  0.538

 Injury Report 
John Auslander (MD)
left tibia fracture, out for season
Nick Faust (MD)
back spasms
Reggie Johnson (MI)
broken thumb, mid Feb return
Jordan Vandenberg (ST)
Marshall Wood (VT)
broken left foot


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