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ACC Morning Linkfest 3/3 with Game Sim Predictions

Clemson and FSU both find themselves on the proverbial bubble and both picked up crucial wins on Sunday.  Clemson had the tougher game as Maryland forced two overtimes before the Tigers could come away as 77-73 winners.  KJ McDaniels was brilliant once again, finishing with 26 points, 14 rebounds, 6 blocks, and 3 assists.  Clemson moves to 9-7 in conference play, and 18-10 overall...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 1/28 with Game Sim Predictions

I wish I could remember who it was on twitter that said it, but unfortunately I can't give proper credit.  Paraphrasing "You know Duke hasn't had one of those 'go crazy from 3 games' yet."  The Blue Devils did just that in their 80-65 win over Pittsburgh.  Andre Dawkins led the way from deep making 6 of 7 3 point attempts while the team made 13-25. ...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 1/20 with Game Sim Predictions

Notre Dame's victory on Sunday over Virginia Tech capped off an interesting weekend of basketball around the ACC.  Outside of Clemson (4-1) and UNC's (1-3) records I can't say anyone necessarily surprises me much.  Syracuse earned their right as the 1st place team in the ACC with a close win over Pitt in the Carrier Dome.  Duke may have turned the proverbial corner...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 1/17 with Game Sim Predictions

Just some quick links for you today with the ACC off last night and today as well.   Happy Friday to everyone. View more predictions at NCAAGameSim.com  Team Conf Pct Overall Pct  Syracuse  4-0  1.000  17-0  1.000 ...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 1/14 with Game Sim Predictions

Yesterday on twitter, Jim Young of ACCSports.com lamented about the difficulty of ranking the ACC teams in his weekly Power Rankings.  He suspected that things might be a little easier after Monday night's games.  I'm wondering if things got easier for Jim.  Duke beat Virginia 69-65, but it wasn't a convincing performance.  The Blue Devils played well for just over...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 1/10 with Game Sim Predictions

FSU went to Death Valley and pulled out a good conference road win over Clemson 56-41.   In a lot of ways, the matchup confirmed where the two teams stand in the league this year.  While FSU has been somewhat inconsistent this season, winning by 15 on the road over any ACC opponent says a lot about your team.  On the other hand, Clemson had been impressive early on against a...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Syracuse @ Virginia Tech

Syracuse at Virginia Tech 1/7/2014 9:00:00 PM |  TV:ACCN | LIVE STATSNCAAGameSim.com Simulation StatsThis game has been simulated 43 times.VT (2014) has won 8 times (18.6% of the time), won by > 20 pts 0 times (0.0% of the time)SY (2014) has won 35 times (81.4% of the time), won by > 20 pts 9 times (20.9% of the time)The average score is VT (2014): 61.7 - SY (2014): 72...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 12/29 with Game Sim Predictions

It was a Saturday of missed opportunities for the ACC.  On the gridiron, UNC was impressive in their win over Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl and Louisville took Miami to the proverbial woodshed in the Russell Athletic Bowl.  On the hardcourt, only Syracuse won a game against Top 50 opponent in the NCAAGameSim.com rankings.  NC State collapsed late against Missouri and neither Wake...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech's Marquis Rankin has decided to leave the team

Marquis Rankin has played this season due to personal reasons and the school has announced Rankin has decided to leave the team.  “I completely support Marquis on his decision, “ Johnson said. “He is an outstanding young man who had to make a difficult choice and I know that he took the time to make sure it was the correct decision. While we will miss not having him on...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 12/23 with Game Sim Predictions

What a poor weekend for Notre Dame basketball.  The Irish saw an 8 point lead disappear against Ohio State on Saturday in the final minute and then lost their leading scorer, Jerian Grant, for the rest of the season due to academic problems.  In less than 2 weeks Notre Dame opens up ACC play against Duke.  I'm not sure what Mike Brey did to deserve this for Christmas. In other...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 12/20 with Game Sim Predictions

First day of vacation for me so forgive me for this being short.  Over the next couple weeks I'll likely skip a few days or give you quick posts.  Last night, Duke downed UCLA 80-63 in Madison Square Garden.  To my eye, it was easily Duke's best defensive performance of the season especially considering the opponent.  You can see Duke's offensive and defensive efficiencies...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 12/17 with Game Sim Predictions

Duke and Georgia Tech picked up wins on Monday night and neither game was particularly close.  I traveled over to Cameron Indoor with my wife and two kids and got to take in the game and it gave me a slightly different perspective on this Duke team.  The concern and "want to" to be a good defensive team was seen on their faces between plays.  You could see the intensity...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 12/15 with Game Sim Predictions

The ACC went 6-0 on Saturday with the marquee win being the Heels victory over Kentucky in Chapel Hill.  North Carolina lived off forcing turnovers and scoring in the paint.  Kentucky dominated the boards and free throws were once again a concern for UNC, but the Heels walked away with another victory over a ranked opponent.  Notre Dame picked up a nice win over Indiana in the...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 12/11 with Game Sim Predictions

It's a slow week in the ACC with most teams focusing on exams.  Notre Dame is back in action tonight in the Gotham Classic.  Game Sim has Notre Dame winning, but only by 2 points.  Since its a slow day, it seems like a good one to check out the ACC Football Plays of the Year. Check out previews, links, and more below. NCAAGameSim.com Predictions North Dakota State at Notre...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 12/10 with Game Sim Predictions

Notre Dame defeated Bryant in the only ACC game on Monday night.  The Irish won 70-59 but Bryant proved to be a scrappy team and the game was much closer throughout.   The big news on Monday though was that Wake Forest has hired their next football coach, Dave Clawson of Bowling Green.  Make sure to follow BloggerSoDear.com for all of the updates on the hire. Check out highlights...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 12/8 with Game Sim Predictions

The story on Saturday in the ACC was Florida State winning the ACC Championship with a 45-7 victory over Duke.  The Blue Devils kept the Noles scoreless for a quarter, but FSU settled down and handled business the rest of the way.  Next stop is Pasadena for FSU where they will play for the college football national championship against Auburn. Read more about FSU's win over...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 12/7 with Game Sim Predictions

Just a quick post this morning as I head out the door to coach my daughter's basketball practice.  Pitt handled business last night after Loyola Marymout kept things close for part of the first half.  Big schedule ahead today including the ACC Football Chamionship game tonight.  Check out the previews, predictions, links and more below. NCAAGameSim.com Predictions Clemson...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 12/1

The story on Saturday had to have been on the football field. Whether it was Duke beating UNC to clinch the Coastal Division championship, Clemson losing to South Carolina, or a double OT game between Georgia and Georgia Tech, it was an eventful day in ACC football.  On the basketball court, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest laid a couple eggs, while NC State thankfully woke up in...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 11/27

The ACC was quite impressive on Wednesday night.  Pitt defeated Stanford by 21 to win the Legends Classic.  Syracuse moved to the Maui Classic championship game with a 92-81 victory over Cal.  NC State defeated March Madness darling, Florida Gulf Coast by 20 points.  Despite a slow start that saw them trailling for most of the first half, Boston College defeated Sacred Heart...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Hokies drop opener to USC Upstate 64-63

Virginia Tech's season got off to a rough start as they lost to USC Upstate 64-63 on Saturday.  Virginia Tech did have a couple players missing as neither CJ Barksdale nor Marquis Rankin were in uniform.  It's easy to see there is a country mile between the top of the ACC and the bottom of the ACC. In the Coaches vs Cancer “these games don’t really matter because...
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November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Notes: USC Upstate @ Virginia Tech

USC Upstate at Virginia Tech 11/9/2013 12:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPN3 USC Upstate at Virginia Tech basketball preview capsule Men's basketball: USC-Upstate at Virginia Tech preview capsule ... Preview: South Carolina Upstate at Virginia Tech | Sports - Home Team Stats Embed This Chart On Your WebsiteVirginia TechNameGPMinsPtsAstsRbdsStlsBlksTOsFG%3P%FT%Off...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech 2013-14 Basketball Preview

Our ACC basketball previews continue today with the Virginia Tech Hokies. ACC Season Previews Boston College |  Clemson |  Duke |  FSU |  Georgia Tech Maryland |  Miami |  North Carolina |  NC State |  Notre Dame Pittsburgh |  Syracuse |  Virginia |  Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Season Preview ...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

#108 Virginia Tech Hokies: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech's top hoops recruit denied admission

According to Mark Berman of the Roanoke Times, Virginia Tech will not have their top rated recruit, Donte Clark, on campus any time soon.  Berman has a source that claims Clark was denied admission for summer school and likely the fall semester. More from Berman... Clark was one of the six signees in the 2012-13 men’s basketball recruiting class, but he won’t be enrolling...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Projected 2013-14 Lineup: Virginia Tech Hokies

Last year the Virginia Tech Hokies were not a good team and that was with the scoring monster Erick Green leading the way. Maybe this will be a classic case of…big star gone, team becomes an actual team and plays better as a group. On the other hand, the Hokies could continue to struggle as head coach James Johnson breaks in seven new faces and a new-look fast pace VCU style press...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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