RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A glance at the future week around the Atlantic Coast Convention:
Game OF THE WEEKEND
North Carolina State at No. 18 Florida State. This shapes up as the very best matchup on a agenda that has none of the ACC’s nationally ranked groups participating in every single other. The Seminoles (22-6, 10-5) have gained nine of 10 with the lone reduction coming to the just one of league’s best groups – No. 5 North Carolina – and are in the middle of a a few-video game homestand soon after a grueling operate on the road. For the Wolfpack (20-8, 8-7), they’ve adopted a a few-video game shedding streak by profitable 4 of 5 after the agenda grew to become more manageable. They are 1-7 from nationally ranked opponents.
No. 20 Virginia Tech visits Florida State up coming week in a video game that could enable ascertain which group will get paid a two-spherical bye at the pursuing week’s ACC Match in Charlotte. The Hokies (22-6, 11-5) have gained 4 of 5, a operate capped by an upset of a 3rd-ranked Duke group that was lacking star freshman Zion Williamson. The Blue Devils, Tar Heels and No. 2 Virginia enter the weekend in prime placement to claim a few of the double byes with just one more up for grabs.
Players TO Enjoy
Kerry Blackshear Jr. has set up some large numbers for the duration of the Hokies’ surge. In his previous 4 video games, he is averaging 24.3 details and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 77 p.c from the subject. He experienced at minimum 22 details and nine rebounds in every single video game.
Within THE Figures
Duke freshman RJ Barrett has been major the ACC in scoring for pretty much the overall time, but he is performed even more in Williamson’s absence. In nearly a few entire video games because Williamson sprained his suitable knee in the opening moment of the North Carolina video game, Barrett has averaged 28 details with two 30-point performances in that span. That gave him six 30-point video games – just one absent from the meeting report for freshmen set previous 12 months by Marvin Bagley III.
ON THE WOMEN’S Side
The bracket is commencing to choose condition for up coming week’s ACC Match in Greensboro. No. 3 Louisville, No. 4 Notre Dame, No. 10 N.C. State and No. 15 Miami have the within keep track of to two-spherical byes getting into the remaining two video games of the common time, with No. 22 Florida State and No. 17 Syracuse – who have been participating in Thursday evening – also shaping up as contenders to make a operate.
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