Although the basketball season is, unfortunately, winding down… there are a number of ACC games this weekend (February 25 & 26, 2012).
The day begins at noon with Virginia Tech traveling to #5 Duke. The Hokies’ Big Dance bubble has all but burst, but getting a win here could lead to big things in the ACC tournament.
At 1pm, Wake Forest hosts Boston College. Both teams are 3-10 in conference play and playing for pride. And for next year.
At 1:30 pm, North Carolina State travels to Clemson. Clemson has surprised some teams this year. And, at 18-10, the Wolfpack do not have a huge margin for error.
At 2:30 pm, Georgia Tech hosts Maryland. At 16-11, all games may be must wins for Maryland. Losing this one would be terrible to the post-season chances though.
The big game of the day, however, is the 4pm matchup between #7 North Carolina and #25 Virginia. The host Cavaliers are 21-6 but certainly could use an upset win like this to improve its seeding prospects. At 24-4, the Tar Heels look to keep momentum going.
In another big game, #2 Syracuse travels to Connecticut for a 9 pm game. At 28-1, Syracuse is looking to set a record for most regular season wins. Although UConn is struggling, they also play Syracuse tough at home.
At 2p.m., disappointing Pittsburgh takes its 15-13 record into #17 Louisville. The Panthers are playing for pride right now.
The Sunday game of the week is a rivalry matchup between #15 Florida State and host Miami. At 19-8, the Seminoles would like to get that 20th victory on the season. At 16-10, Miami really needs this win. This game should be quite a battle.