Originally written January 30, 2013 on SCACC Hoops:
Don't look now, but all of a sudden Virginia sits in 2nd place in the ACC standings.  The Cavaliers move into 2nd place came from 58-55 victory over NC State.  Joe Harris led the Cavaliers with 22 points and Akil Mitchell added 14 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. While a lot of people are pointing to NC State's 1-14 combined record after a win over Duke or UNC, this Wolfpack team was a shell of itself.  CJ Leslie hadn't practiced due to being sick and didn't start, although Leslie didn't seem to show any ill effects scoring 20 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.  Lorenzo Brown missed a large part of the game with an ankle injury, forcing freshmen Tyler Lewis and Rodney Purvis to fill Brown's shoes.  Up next for NC State is Miami on Saturday, it remains to be seen if Lorenzo Brown will be able to return for a matchup with the undefeated Hurricanes. Clemson picked up a home win over Georgia Tech to move to 4-4 in league play.  KJ McDaniels led the Tigers with 15 points in the victory. UNC picked up a conference road win with a 82-70 victory over Boston College.  The win was a good one for the Heels, but it wasn't without concern.  PJ Hairston collided with Dexter Strickland late in the 1st half leaving Hairston on the ground for several minutes.  Hairston ultimately was removed on a stretcher but reports are that Hairston is OK outside of a bad headache.  Hairston started the game on fire and despite playing just 12 minutes, scored 14 points and was UNC's second leading scorer in the win. Three more games tonight as Maryland travels to FSU, Duke looks for its first conference road victory at Wake Forest, and Miami hopes to remain unbeaten at Virginia Tech.  Check out the Game Sim predictions, previews, highlights, links, and more below. Game Sim Predictions Maryland at FSU - FSU wins 67-66 Sim the game here Duke at Wake Forest - Duke wins 76-67 Sim the game here Miami at Virginia Tech - Miami wins 75-68 Sim the game here Virginia/NC State Highlights Clemson/Georgia Tech Highlights UNC/Boston College Highlights  Team Conf Pct Overall Pct  Miami  6-0  1.000  15-3  0.833  Virginia  5-2  0.714  15-5  0.750  Duke  4-2  0.667  17-2  0.895  NC State  5-3  0.625  16-5  0.762  UNC  4-3  0.571  14-6  0.700  Clemson  4-4  0.500  12-8  0.600  FSU  3-3  0.500  11-8  0.579  Maryland  3-4  0.429  15-5  0.750  Wake Forest  3-4  0.429  10-9  0.526  Virginia Tech  2-4  0.333  11-8  0.579  Georgia Tech  1-6  0.143  11-8  0.579  Boston College  1-6  0.143  9-11  0.450  Injury Report  Ryan Kelly (DU) reinjured right foot -Feb return Terrance Shannon (FS)   Jason Morris (GT) plantar fasciitis - Feb return John Auslander (MD) left tibia fracture - out for season Leslie McDonald (NC) academic issues Links UNC pulls out victory over BC; Hairston injured UNC’s Hairston taken off court on stretcher UNC wins 82-70 in spite of Hairston’s injury Harris lead Virginia past No. 19 Wolfpack U.Va. upsets No. 19 N.C. State in men’s hoops, 58-55 U-Va. pulls upset of No. 19 Wolfpack Jackets fall just short to Clemson Clemson basketball holds of Georgia Tech There’s no place like home(court) for Clemson’s Milton Jennings Bart Wright: Tigers discover new combinations to victory Help wanted: Clemson needs a closer Mark Turgeon still tempering expectations as Maryland matures Despite big loss at Duke, Turgeon confident heading into Florida State game Mark Turgeon happier than expected with Terps’ offensive execution Suddenly for limited Terps, it’s all about defense Duke Game Notes: at Wake Forest (Jan. 30, 2013) Deacons hoping for another big boost at home Duke heads to Wake looking for first ACC road win Blue Devils show support for Eagles Letters of Interest: Duke’s Quinn Cook opens up Duke basketball seeks season’s first road win against Wake Forest  A tribute to Maryland, “not our rivals” Freshmen stepping up at right time for No. 5 Duke Hurricane damage finally forces Duke to embrace real change I found Duke basketball pride amid Hurricane hatred UNC 82 Boston College 70 Yesterday's Games Matchup    NC State 55 @ Virginia 58  Box  Georgia Tech 60 @ Clemson63  Box  UNC 82 @ Boston College 70  Box Today's Games Time Matchup TV    8:00:00 PM  Maryland @ FSU  ACCN  Preview  8:00:00 PM  Duke @ Wake Forest  ACCN  Preview  9:00:00 PM  Miami @ Virginia Tech  RSN  Preview  

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