Tuesday, February 17, 2009

ACC Ballers: Standings Week

You all have spoken and it seems like UNC's Wayne Ellington is your unanimous choice to shoot the ball with the game on the line. Can't really say I disagree. Yet another reason why the Heels are the most complete team in the ACC.

Another volatile week in the ACC was capped off by a Boston College upset over another Tobacco Road school and a tough win by UNC down in Coral Gables. The ACC season is now in full tilt and a number of developments have taken place over the course of the year. Here are a few tidbits to keep you up to date:

- UNC Senior G/F Marcus Ginyard will miss the remainder of the year. Sophomore F William Graves has been suspended for the remainder of the season.
- UNC Freshman C Tyler Zeller, who was expected to miss the remainder of the year, may return to the lineup as early as Wednesday 2/18.
- Virginia Tech Sophomore F Jeff Allen will be suspended one game (Wednesday at Virginia) for inappropriate behavior after he was fouled in a game against Maryland this past Saturday.

ACC Standings (in conference, overall):

1. North Carolina: 9-2, 23-2
2. Duke: 7-4, 20-5
3. Clemson: 6-4, 20-4
4. Wake Forest: 6-4, 19-4
5. Florida State: 6-4, 19-6
6. Virginia Tech: 6-4, 16-8
7. Boston College: 7-5, 19-8
8. Maryland: 5-5, 16-8
9. North Carolina State: 4-6, 14-9
10. Miami: 4-7, 15-9
11. Virginia: 2-8, 8-13
12. Georgia Tech: 1-10, 10-14

(Name, Class, School, Average)

1. Tyler Hansbrough, Sr, UNC - 21.1 ppg (points per game)
2. Tony Douglas, Sr, FSU - 20.3 ppg
3. Jack McClinton, Sr, Miami - 20.3 ppg
4. Jeff Teague, So, Wake Forest - 20.2 ppg
5. Malcolm Delaney, So, Virginia Tech - 18.6 ppg

(Name, Class, School, Average)

1. Gani Lawal, So, Georgia Tech - 10.1 rpg
2. Trevor Booker, So, Clemson - 8.9 rpg
3. Jeff Allen, Fr, Virginia Tech - 8.8 rpg
4. Alade Aminu, Sr, Georgia Tech- 8.5 rpg
5. Al-Farouq Aminu, Fr, Wake Forest - 8.3 rpg

(Name, Class, School, Average)

1. Trevor Booker, So, Clemson - 2.3 bpg
2. Soloman Alibi, Fr, FSU - 2.1 bpg
3. Ed Davis, F0, UNC - 1.8 bpg
4. (tie) Assane Sene, Fr, UVA - 1.7 bpg
4. (tie) James Johnson, So, Wake Forest - 1.7 bpg

(Name, Class, School, Average)

1. Tywon Lawson, So, UNC - 6.4 apg
2. Tyrese Rice, Jr, BC - 5.5 apg
3. Iman Shumpert, Fr, Georgia Tech - 5.2 apg
4. Greivis Vasquez, So, Maryland - 4.6 apg
5. Jeff Teague, So, Wake Forest - 3.9 apg

(Name, Class, School, Average)

1. (tie) Jeff Teague, So, Wake Forest - 2.1 spg
2. (tie) Tywon Lawson, So, UNC - 2.1 spg
3. Tony Douglas, Jr, FSU - 2.0 spg
4. Jeff Allen, Fr, Virginia Tech - 1.9 spg
5. Danny Green, Sr, UNC - 1.8 spg

ACC Ballers' Performance of the Week....

This week the award definitely goes to UNC guard Tywon Lawson. While leading his team to two road victories against Duke and Miami Lawson averaged 23 points, 4.5 assists, while going a perfect 11-11 from the line.

ACC Ballers' Dunk of the Week....

Clemson Senior Center Raymond Sykes gets big on Syracuse.....

Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's been a long time Coming!!!!!...Duke gets the ol' Tiger Stomp at LittleJohn

I know it's been a while but after the the past few week it is time for ACC Ballers to come back. First, lets start off by discussing the massacre at Littlejohn last night. The 10th ranked Tigers of Clemson, for the first time in 22 attempts, defeated the third ranked Duke Blue Devils 74-47. But, this wasn't just a win, this was a hide the women and children stomp out. There were lots of yelling (mainly Clemson players and fans), crying (mainly Duke players and coaches), and silence from the announcers (unfortunately they are Duke fans as well). This game was a track meet from the jump ball on. Clemson got out running and never stopped. I honestly felt bad for Duke because there was nothing they could do. Oliver Purnell had everybody at Littlejohn ready for this game (apparently he even had the student assistants running sprints when they made mistakes in practice) and man were they ever. There was a stretch in the second half where it seemed as though Clemson would simply block a shot at on one end, and dunk on the other. And they yelled every time they did either.

First half demolishing.....

Second half.....

Click for the box score

After a wild few weeks of ACC basketball. Here is a look at the updated Standings.

1. North Carolina (20-2, 6-2)
2. Duke (19-3, 6-2)
3. Clemson (19-2, 5-2)
4. Boston College (18-6, 6-3)
5. Wake Forest (17-3, 4-3)
6. Virginia Tech (14-7, 4-3)
7. Florida State (16-5, 3-3)
8. Miami (15-7, 4-5)
9. Maryland (14-8, 3-5)
10. NC State (12-8, 2-5)
11. Georgia Tech (10-10, 1-6)
12. Virginia (7-11, 1-6)

ACC Ballers' Performance of the Week....

Has to go to UNC's junior two guard Wayne Ellington. On Tuesday against Maryland, the former McDonald's All American went for 34 point on 12-15 shooting from the field (7-9 three pointers) and 9 rebounds in Carolina's 108-91 rout of the Terps.

ACC Ballers' Dunk of the Week...

Has to go to my dude Trevor Booker down in Clemson, SC. This was just raw (Clearly you get points from ACC Ballers' for yelling after a dunk. We believe in hype here).