Monday, February 25, 2008

ACC Basketball Standings

Two things I discovered this week. 1) Pooh Bear Mars is the best name in high school football and 2) Russell Westbrook is a highlight waiting to happen.

1) Pooh Bear's youtube highlight.

I checked on and "Pooh Bear Mars" is how they list him (Although I'm pretty sure his real first name is Larvez). Check for yourself if you have doubts....

2). Russell Westbrook did it again. LenKendric Longmire is the most recent Pac-10 victim of Westbrook's ridiculous dunks.

It was a typical week in the ACC for every team but Virginia. The Cavaliers had a 1-9 in conference record coming in, and although they had 3 games scheduled, they bumped their ACC record to 3-9, beating Boston College on the road and NC State at home. What about that other game they were supposed to play against Georgia Tech this past week? Yea, that got postponed due to a leaky roof at Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta this past Thursday. The ACC was forced to move the game to Monday March 3rd. Regardless, it's been a great week for the Cavaliers. They went undefeated for the week and have a week off to get rested/ready for a tough game at Miami on Saturday. To go along with this recent success, UVA commit Sylven Landesberg was named a 2008 McDonald's High School All American. He, along with seven other high school players that have committed to ACC schools, will play in the most prestigious high school all-star game in the country (basically if you make this game you're considered one of the top 30 basketball players in the US) on March 26 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Another ACC team that had a great week hails from the Sunshine state. Miami reeled off three wins last week against Georgia Tech, Duke, and Maryland. This impressive run has been lead by junior guard Jack McClinton who averaged 19 in these three Hurricane victories. The 22 points he dropped on #2 Duke kept the Devils from getting back in that game.

In the Fan Pick game this week UNC came out on top of Wake Forest at home. Same story here. Hansbrough bullied his way to 29 points. Ellington and Green shot well from the perimeter and UNC won for the fifth straight time. Most of you predicted this would happen while myself and someone else was wrong. I was thinking that Wake would take the momentum from the Duke win, coupled with UNC's lack of depth at the point guard position, and give UNC a run. So much for that.

ACC Standings (in conference, overall):

1. North Carolina: 11-2, 26-2
2. Duke: 10-2, 26-3
3. Clemson: 7-5, 19-7
4. Maryland: 7-6, 17-11
5. Virginia Tech: 7-6, 16-11
6. Miami: 6-6, 19-11
7. Wake Forest: 6-6, 16-9
8. Florida State: 5-8, 16-12
9. Georgia Tech: 4-7, 11-14
10. Boston College: 4-8, 13-12
11. North Carolina State: 4-9, 15-12
12. Virginia: 3-9, 13-12

(Name, Class, School, Average)

1. Tyler Hansbrough, Jr, UNC - 23.1 ppg (points per game)
2. Tyrese Rice, Jr, BC - 20.6 ppg
3. Sean Singletary, Sr, UVA - 18.8 ppg
4. Greivis Vasquez, So, Maryland - 17.5 ppg
5. Wayne Ellington, So, UNC - 16.7 ppg

(Name, Class, School, Average)

1. Tyler Hansbrough, Jr, UNC - 10.5 rpg
2. J.J. Hickson, Fr, NC State - 8.6 rpg
3. James Johnson, Fr, Wake Forest - 8.3 rpg
4. Trevor Booker, So, Clemson - 8.2 rpg
5. James Gist, Sr, Maryland - 8.1 rpg

(Name, Class, School, Average)

1. Tyrelle Blair, Jr, BC - 3.6 bpg
2. Bambale Osby, Sr, Maryland - 2.3 bpg
3. James Gist, Sr, Maryland - 2.2 bpg
4. Trevor Booker, So, Clemson - 1.9 bpg
5. J.J. Hickson, Fr, NC State - 1.6 bpg

(Name, Class, School, Average)

1. Greivis Vasquez, So, Maryland - 6.7 apg
2. Sean Singletary, Sr, UVA - 5.9 apg
3. Tywon Lawson, So, UNC - 5.7 apg
4. Tyrese Rice, Jr, BC - 5.1 apg
5. Eric Hayes, So, Maryland - 4.9 apg

(Name, Class, School, Average)

1. Tony Douglas, Jr, FSU - 2.9 spg
2. Jeff Allen, Fr, Virginia Tech - 2.2 spg
3. Jeff Teague, Fr, Wake Forest - 2.1 spg
4. Cliff Hammonds, Sr, Clemson - 2.0 spg
5. K.C. Rivers, Jr, Clemson - 1.9 spg

ACC Ballers Dunk of the Week....

Deron Washington handin' out more facials.

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