Pitt Remains on Top of ACC Standings With Win, Clemson Loss
After a Saturday full of hoops around the ACC, Pitt and Virginia remained in first place in the conference as the Panthers and Cavaliers won and Clemson lost.
Pitt took down Florida State on the road behind 19-point performances from both Jamarius Burton and Blake Hinson. Then, North Carolina dominated Clemson, dropping the Tigers to 10-4 in conference play this year. Later in the afternoon, Virginia held off Duke in an overtime win.
With a win over Virginia earlier in the season, Pitt holds the tiebreaker over the Cavaliers.
The last time Pitt led its conference this late in the season was in 2011, when the Panthers held first place in the Big East. Pitt has never won the ACC.
The Panthers, at 11-3 in league play, and take the court next Tuesday, Feb. 14, when they will take on Boston College at home.
ACC Schedule This Week:
Pitt (11-3): Tuesday vs. Boston College, Saturday at Virginia Tech.
Virginia (11-3): Wednesday at Louisville, Saturday vs. Notre Dame.
Clemson (10-4): Wednesday vs. Florida State, Saturday at Louisville.
Miami, Fla. (10-4): Monday at North Carolina, Saturday vs. Wake Forest.
I’m like “Yay Pitt!” And then I’m like “what the heck happened to ACC Basketball?!
It really does stink. Not that I want Coach K back or anything, but I also don’t want to see the league turn into Conference USA, either.
Still has more ranked teams than say….the BigJoke10. Now they stink !
I don’t think there is any chance the ACC will turn into Conference USA. If your idea of the ACC mbb standing is Duke, UNC and UVA on top at this stage of the season then you’re disappointed. Duke has a new head coach and a young team, UNC has a 2nd year head coach and some key injuries and UVA is tied for the top with transfers playing key roles. Clemson, Pitt and Miami have long tenured head coaches and it shows.
Let’s also remember Pitt has been to the dance more times than UVA. We belong at the top.
ACC will probably still have 2 teams in the final 4 like always.
Acc plays best in the tournament