TWO DUKIES PICK THE ACC
Volume XIII, Episode 20
January 19, 2010
SHOOTING A LOAD EDITION
Matt’s comments in blue.
duhomme's comments in red.
#17 CLEMSON (15-3, 3-1) @ #19 GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (13-4, 2-2)
Demontez Stitt will probably not make this game, which means that some combination of Andre Young and Tanner Smith is going to have to man the point against the BugThugs, who are fresh off dispatching ACC cellar-dwellers UNC-CH at Artificial Noise Arena in front of a quiet mob of angry members of AARP. I hate to see Spewitt have any more success, but it seems clear that the Tiggers will struggle without the key cog in their offense. I think Young is too short to cope with the multifaceted Drek backcourt on either end of the court; Ollie prays for rain.
Georgia Institute of Technology 75, Clemson 74.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Clemson Cuddly Kitties, who defied all odds over the weekend by performing as we thought they would in dispensing of a leader-less team in Raleigh, N.C. that purports to manufacture and deliver a basketball product. Not that Oli didn’t do his best to blow it, letting a 21-point lead become a nail biter in the face of Sad Low’s non-existent coaching abilities. Meanwhile, the Bees face their third ranked opponent in as many games, fresh off sending the Hoots to the basement of the rankings, where they are still over-rated.
Clemson 78, Georgia Institute of Technology 74.
LONGWOOD (4-14, 0-0 Independents) @ MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK (11-5, 2-1)
UMCP takes a soothing break from the gripping A-Cee-Cee schedule to squeeze out this tilt against the Longwood Lancers. The Peckers (their porn name) plan to use their size and length to force Maryland to dribble and shoot prematurely. Sweaty should be pretty moist after this steely test of his team’s up-and-coming abilities.
Maryland, College Park 100, Longwood 4.
The Lancers continue to penetrate deeply into the Atlantic Coast Conference, but have already come up limp against the Whose? and the Turkeys this season. Can their bulging offense get it done against the stiff opposition of a bunch of turtles who made it hard for some eagles to score from anywhere over the weekend? (WARNING: If you experience this preview for more than four hours, contact your physician and start reading a website with more mature writers.)
Maryland, College Park 85, Longwood 70.
BOSTON COLLEGE (10-8, 1-3) @ MIAMI (FLORIDA) (15-3, 1-3)
As confidently predicted herein (hey, let us have our few/far between moments where we can find them), the Hurryclowns fell all over themselves getting excused from the Associated Guess poll. Now, they welcome the Nutcracker in the round-robin return of the Galactic Coast Conference’s longest roadtrip; might as well get both halves of that out of the way by January 19, I guess. The Conversation Center will be deader than most Philadelphia Eagles NFC Championship watch parties as the Nutcracker sees that record edge closer and closer and closer to NIT elimination.
Miami (Florida) 72, Boston College 64.
Um, this BeeCee team is just really bad, and that “Watch Reply” button on the ESPN scoreboard for their 57-point performance against Maryland will NOT be clicked on by any device on this computer so long as I can remain in control of it. Wow, check it out, Mee-Mee (one person on the planet other than me would understand that reference and he doesn’t read this site, so it’s all mine) managed the exact same leaving-earth’s-orbit scoring level when elevating UVA to a commanding control of the ACC’s top slot. It’s game JUST LIKE THIS that pushed Matt and I over the edge and refusing to do Monte Carlo Analysis of each and every conference game.
Miami (Florida) 4, Boston College 2.