ACC Basketball Update(1/9)

Zoubek Out Indefinitely: Duke suffered a setback with news that Greg Zoubek would be out for an indefinite period of time recovering from a broken bone in the foot.  Zoubek was averaging 4.3 ppg and 3.7 rpg.  Statistically this is not all that significant but as we have learned with the loss of Bobby Frasor and the temporary absence of Alex Stepheson, players can impact the game apart from the stat sheet.  Losing Zoubek hurts Duke on the interior where they already had issues.  And while Zoubek was not a physical player, he is a seven footer which makes him a presence in the lane regardless of his deficiency.  Losing a player also hurts Duke’s depth which could be an issue given Duke’s desire to play untempo this season.

Common Opponent Alert!: Wake Forest took down BYU by seventeen at home with more or less surprised the heck out of me considering how UNC performed against the Cougars.  This may mean Wake is much better than we all thought they would be or that BYU is worse than they were in Las Vegas.  Of course it could mean nothing at all and simply be the kind of aberration found in any given road game.

Maryland Continues the Little Debbie Feast: Good news: Maryland beats Holy Cross 73-48.  Bad News: They committed 18 turnovers in the process.  Something tells me committing 18 TOs versus a team you beat by 25 does not bode well for your ACC future.


6 Responses to ACC Basketball Update(1/9)

  1. geof says:

    Great news! Va may stay within 35 of Duke on Sunday!!

  2. Tar Heel Fan says:

    Oh come on. I will not be that bad.

  3. Josh Bowling says:

    I am terrified now that Duke has lost Zubec. It was my hope that when we played Duke, he would see a lot of playing time, thus giving us a chance to take the ball away from him, block his shots, and cause him to commit turnovers. Now, instead, they will likely have someone coordinated in the paint that can handle the ball, pressure, and can hit shots & grab boards. Duke will be scary now!! ACC look out!!!!!!

  4. Josh Bowling says:

    I agree with you Geof, it should be a game in which Duke keeps a 20 plus lead most of the way. Remember, Duke is in the ACC now, which is very kind to that team.

  5. william says:

    Remember that time we played at USC two days after Xmas?

  6. geof says:

    I’m afraid this is shaping up to be a two-team league this year. Not necessarily just two bids (the media would never let that happen!), but certainly only two legit teams.

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