2020-21 NC/ACC Hoops

Greg29fan

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I didn't see one of these - if I missed it, apologies.

Anyways, Carolina is scheduled to tip off tonight against College of Charleston at 6 pm...there seems to be a lot of hope that they're not going to suck and/or be the most injured team in sports history this year, led by ACC preseason POY Garrison Brooks.

I believe I saw Duke's scheduled season opener got 86'd due to COVID issues on the other team, something that is sure to happen throughout the year to every program.
 

Greg29fan

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A rare time Duke didn't end up stealing one at the end when they had a chance.
 

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A rare time Duke didn't end up stealing one at the end when they had a chance.
I was sure they would as well. Especially after brooks got blocked and it turned into an easy bucket to make it a 1 point game.
 

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Thank you Moore for the bailout. That was some horrible ball handling and free throw shooting
 

Ale Xander

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Nice booty-kicking today, thanks Covid. And got some PT for the bench too. Hope that's enough to solidify a spot.
 

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And a better win by Duke. Seems like the team and Bennett fell asleep at he end. Probably too little too late though for Duke.
 

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A very frustrating UNC club this year, but 2-0 against Duke we'll take any season.
 

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Nice wire to wire, stress free, double digit win, to put the dagger in Durham's season but go BC just in case. It's been a truly remarkable COVID year. Hope Garrison's ankle is ok. Gonna miss him. The team could use some practice in breaking the press though.
 

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Duke's probably playing the only team in the league that can't beat them. Should be over after that.
 

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I hope Florida State comes to play tonight, put an end to this Duke-gets-in-w/o-winning-the-ACC tournament nonsense.
 

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I hope Florida State comes to play tonight, put an end to this Duke-gets-in-w/o-winning-the-ACC tournament nonsense.
Amen. Duke shouldn't even be in the bubble conversation. It should be that they're 100% out unless they win the ACC tournament.
 

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Duke is off the bubble now

season shut down due to positive player test

out of ACCT...likely not making NCAA
ummmmmm?

Put the nail in it

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I'd rather have them lose organically I think. Since in a normal season there would be no such discussion or glee
 

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Holy crap. Can't wait til this happens in the NCAA tournament and a team has to bail. (that was sarcasm because I really hope that this doesn't happen - someone getting covid)
 

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Holy crap. Can't wait til this happens in the NCAA tournament and a team has to bail. (that was sarcasm because I really hope that this doesn't happen - someone getting covid)
I hate that the NCAA is like "as long as there are 5 players they will play"

The refs are going to dramatically change how they call fouls
 

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That's still the kind of loss (against a top-flight team) that should "almost" count positively for SU. They proved they can play with anyone. And they're obviously good and have a solid record. It's still a loss, but it's as "good" a loss as you can have...losing on a buzzer-beater to a highly-ranked team.
 

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A Georgetown team that has improved enormously as the season has gone along knocks off Villanova. Still need to win out to make the tournament but it's a good win for a program that was in disarray this time last year.

Edit - oops, wrong thread.
 
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Greg29fan

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Nice to see UNC back up that win from last night with a hard-fought tally over VT. FSU will definitely have fresh legs going for them but hopefully they'll be rusty.

Roy also passed Bob Knight on the all-time wins list, so the top three are all now in the ACC.
 

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Earlier in the year, SU went on an 18-day hiatus because a U of Buffalo player tested positive after playing Syracuse (SU didn't have any positives). Now Virginia, fresh off a buzzer-beater against Syracuse, has a player test positive. So...what happens to SU now?
 

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Earlier in the year, SU went on an 18-day hiatus because a U of Buffalo player tested positive after playing Syracuse (SU didn't have any positives). Now Virginia, fresh off a buzzer-beater against Syracuse, has a player test positive. So...what happens to SU now?
Hopefully they can build a basketball-only arena. Long overdue. (As for Covid, no clue)
 

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How dumb was the NCAA to not cut short the regular season that hardly anyone pays attention to by a week and have a 10 day gap between the last conference tournament and the NCAA tournament?
 
This has been one heck of a season by Georgia Tech's recent standards - which is pretty damning of their recent standards, but they were almost certainly in the tournament even with a loss to Virginia, and I can't imagine them not getting in now that they're in the final, whether or not they deserve to be there.
 

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If UVA has to quarantine for ten days, they're out of the NCAAT, too.
Sounds like they need at least 5 players to have 7 days of consecutive negative tests in order to be able to field a team and keep their spot. Hopefully they have the whole team isolated and separated from each other now. Will be close depending on how they define close contacts and when the 7 day clock starts.

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-basketball/news/virginia-covid-ncaa-tournament/xtnlydufox1w1kbcvck17822x
 

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Dang it, Kessler put his name into the transfer protocol. Per Katz

What is that about?