TWO DUKIES PICK THE ACC
Volume VII, no. XXX - February 14, 2004
Welcome to this edition of the seventh (it *is* sort of getting ludicrous now) season of Two Dukies Pick the ACC. Rob and Matt invite you to sit back, chill, redact parts of your Texas Air National Guard records, shred the rest, and have more fun than reading about today's nonlustrous slate of ACC action.
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Matt's comments in blue.
Rob Mac K's comments in green.
CLEMSON (9-12, 2-8) @ FLORIDA STATE (16-8, 4-6)
Well, if Wake and the Tools couldn't win at FSU, do you think that the Tiggers are going to able to? Of course not. Incidentally, Clemson is the worst team, by far, to write about - - there's never anything to say! The Quarternoles are similar; oh, for the days when they played one season in a partially roofless facility! Sigh. Look, these guys are so far unbeatable at home. The Tiggers wouldn't have a chance with Tree and Horace Grant.
Florida State 71, Clemson 59.
No way, no how, no chance. I'm already out of things to say about both of these teams already. If only there were a couple more interesting basketball powerhouses in the league, like say Miami and Virginia Tech. Then I'd really have something I could sink my teeth into. Sigh.
Clemson doesn't win on the road, F$U doesn't lose at home (at least not often). You do the math.
Florida State 85, Clemson 71.
#15 GEORGIA TECH (18-5, 5-4) @ VIRGINIA (12-9, 2-8)
HomeVirginia tussles with the BugThugs in Charlottesville, the most boring "college hot spot" in the country. Ever had anyone tell you that C-Ville is some sort of Party Central? Actually, there's like two decent bars. Imagine Franklin Street after a UNC-CH loss - - which shouldn't be too hard. That's Charlottesville, except every night.
I thought Tech looked very impressive in sending LensCrafters and company back to two games under .500 in league play. Tech also has one of those rare road wins that Duke didn't generate - - can they do it again, under the glare of the lights, with a synthesizer playing the five tones while Melinda Dillon's alien-resembling kid looks on? HEY, JAY BILAS!!! WHY COULDN'T YOU PLAY AN ALIEN IN A MOVIE THAT MADE SOME MONEY?? OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH THINK OF ALL THAT COIN, SCOTT VAN PELT!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH.
Georgia Tech 79, Virginia 69.
The road, like the iron, has been unkind to the league's basketball coaches who have spellable names this season.
The Thugs, as one of just three ACC teams with above-.500 marks in league play thus far, have actually done something unusual, winning on the road at Wake back on Jan 20th, and come into this one riding a two-game winning streak, having made a successful visit to Dog Gack Orange Land and then hosing off the Dirtyfeet in the McDonald's Dome. Can they double their number of ACC road wins in this one? Hard to think of a better opportunity. Pete Gillen has run out of Lucky Charms, and his team comes into this one riding a skein of five straight losses. I think that becomes six.
Georgia Tech 75, Virginia 69.
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