ACC Basketball November thread
ACC season starts today (11/7) with 13 teams playing. Every team is favored to win, with only BC and Pitt favored by less than 10 points.
Looking forward to seeing how Duke plays under Scheyer. Otherwise, pretty underwhelming slate of games.
Georgia Tech plays “Clayton State”. I’ve never heard of this college before. I don’t think they are real.
In terms of mildly interesting games on the slate in the ‘I need something to just put on the TV while I cook’ vein, I’m going with BC-Cornell (BC games against Ivies are sometimes way too close), UNC-UNCW (intra-state public university games sometimes get interesting), and Syracuse-Lehigh (I don’t know, Syracuse messes these up sometimes and I at least know of Lehigh’s existence).
Duke’s gonna need one of their young guards to step up or get Dariq Whitehead back in a hurry. They’re running some funky 2 center and/or 3 big lineups out there.
Clemson in a battle trailing Citadel 18-16… cmon ACC not opening night
FSU down by 12 against Stetson.
Duke looking very pedestrian out there in the first half. Need “that guy” out there to give them the edge. Maybe that will be Lively or Whitehead when they are healthy. Because I think an experienced team with a solid defense could shut this current lineup down.
Stetson has already hit 9 3s. Also 19 of their 24 FG attempts have been from 3. haha
Florida State looks terrible. Stetson is a 300+ Kenpom team picked at the bottom of the asun
If you look really closely, scheyer talks out of the side of his mouth a little like a way less awesome Carl spackler.
To be a little fair to FSU, they’re missing a 5 star bc the NCAA is stupid.
That said, yeah still shouldn’t be losing
Yeah I haven’t been buying this Duke team in the off-season or from what I’ve seen today. Usually good Duke teams either have some experience + good freshman, or little experience + great freshmen. This seems like it’s not really either. They have Roach who is a good player, but that’s not enough when they have a merely good freshman class, not great.
Duke’s defense looks like a high school team. If roach wasn’t looking like Steph tonight, they might not even be up
It’s interesting seeing what people are saying in here while just following via the box score. Duke is up 16, is shooting 40+% from three, 50+% from the field, out-rebounding the other team by a solid margin and has a greater than two to one assist-to-turnover ratio. Seems… not terrible just from the numbers. But I totally buy they aren’t looking convincing.
Yes but Filipowski looks like a Neanderthal and would be dominated by a first year Jay Huff he is so soft
You can’t see the douche on their faces on a box score
Is Baba really that good? 247 composite has him at #43 for the 2022 class, but I’m always unsure how well they can transfer in international prospects into rankings.
Georgia Tech is tied with Clayton St at the half… not good.
Florida State down to Stetson, Syracuse tied at 17 with Lehigh, Miami trailing Lafayette 30-28. Clemson up 7 on the citadel now. Wake forest down 9-7 early to Fairfield.
Lol the ACC man
I was wrong with the Louisville pick because I forgot the entire ACC plays their first game before they do.