Monday, January 28, 2008

ACC Basketball Standings

In case you weren't aware #3 Duke defeated Maryland at Comcast Center last night 93-84. Demarcus Nelson lead Duke in scoring (27), rebounding (7), and assists (4). To add on he also had 4 steals, many of them completely changed the momentum of the game. This game played out almost as expected as the Terps got 46 points and 20 boards form Gist and Osby but in the end Duke's perimeter players were too good. To go along with Nelson's 27 Gerald Henderson Jr. went off for 23 and freshman point guard Nolan Smith added 14 points to go along with 6 boards.....

This week we are focusing on the ACC Standings. The ACC season has gotten started and already there has been upsets and a buzzer beater.

Wayne Ellington goes for 36 and the game winning three at Little John against Clemson.

Along with Duke/Maryland game I got a chance to watch another ACC game last night (to quote a friend 'ACC Sunday night hoops is one of the greatest ideas ever.') and it lived up to expectations in terms of entertainment. Behind senior point guard Matt Causey Georgia Tech overcame a 10 point half time deficit to beat Virginia on the road last night in overtime. Causey scored 12 in overtime along and hit a three pointer from what seemed like several feet past the nba three. I got a chance to see the game and came away very impressed with both point guards from Tech. Georgia Tech's starting point guard Maurice Miller had a nice showing as well scoring 11 points in a variety of ways before leaving the game for good with an ankle injury. Virginia's Calvin Baker scored 16 for the Cavs but BMOC (big man on campus) freshman Gani Lawal was huge inside for Tech. He scored 15 tough points and grabbed 6 boards as well. He's a beast right now and next year he'll be even better.

With this said, there is plenty of season left. Most teams in the conference have only played 5 conference games and as result have about 11 games left. I expect the standings will be shaken up more than a few times as some teams go on win streaks and some teams bottom out. As of 1/28/08, this is what the standings look like.

ACC Standings (in conference, overall):

1. Duke: 5-0, 17-1
2. North Carolina: 4-1, 19-1
3. Boston College: 3-2, 12-6
4. Clemson: 3-3, 15-5
5. Virginia Tech: 3-3, 12-8
6. Georgia Tech: 3-3, 10-9
7. Miami: 2-3, 15-4
8. North Carolina State: 2-3, 13-6
9. Wake Forest: 2-3, 12-6
10. Maryland: 2-3, 12-8
11. Florida State: 2-4, 13-8
12. Virginia: 1-4, 11-7

(Name, Class, School, Average)

1. Tyler Hansbrough, Jr, UNC - 22.0 ppg (points per game)
2. Tyrese Rice, Jr, BC - 20.0 ppg
3. Sean Singletary, Sr, UVA - 18.1 ppg
4. Wayne Ellington, So, UNC - 16.8 ppg
5. Greivis Vasquez, So, Maryland - 16.5 ppg

(Name, Class, School, Average)

1. Tyler Hansbrough, Jr, UNC - 10.1 rpg
2. James Johnson, Fr, Wake Forest - 8.3 rpg
3. Trevor Booker, So, Clemson - 8.2 rpg
4. Jeff Allen, Fr, Virginia Tech - 8.1 rpg
5. J.J. Hickson, Fr, NC State - 8.0 rpg

(Name, Class, School, Average)

1. Tyrelle Blair, Jr, BC - 4.3 bpg
2. James Gist, Sr, Maryland - 2.5 bpg
3. Trevor Booker, So, Clemson - 2.1 bpg
4. Bambale Osby, Sr, Maryland - 2.1 bpg
5. J.J. Hickson, Fr, NC State - 1.7 bpg

(Name, Class, School, Average)

1. Sean Singletary, Sr, UVA - 6.7 apg
2. Greivis Vasquez, So, Maryland - 6.3 apg
3. Tywon Lawson, So, UNC - 5.8 apg
4. Eric Hayes, So, Maryland - 5.4 apg
5. Tyrese Rice, Jr, BC - 5.1 apg

(Name, Class, School, Average)

1. Tony Douglas, Jr, FSU - 2.7 spg
2. Jeff Teague, Fr, Wake Forest - 2.4 spg
3. James Mays, Sr, Clemson - 2.3 spg
4. Jeff Allen, Fr, Virginia Tech - 2.1 spg
5. Cliff Hammonds, Sr, Clemson - 2.1 spg

.......ACC Ballers Dunk of the Week
(keep in mind that these dunks didn't necessarily take place this week).

L.D. Williams gettin' big on Georgia Tech.

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