by DeMarco Williams
The proverbial hat goes off to the ACC’s young men for yesterday’s overall performances. Three games decided by three points or less and a coming-out party for Maryland have set the bar extremely high for today’s action. Still, with enticing match-ups between UNC and FSU and Maryland and Duke on the rainy afternoon slate, it shouldn’t be hard to duplicate. Let’s see how they do…
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Game 9: No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 4 Florida State
-Though the crowd’s about 75/25 in the baby blue’s favor, the Seminoles don’t look the least bit fazed. They come out fired up, 6-2 with 18:45 to go.
-There’s no Ty Lawson again. That means Bobby Frasor has the unenviable task of “guarding” Nole Toney Douglas. Good luck with that. 15:59 to go in the 1st and Douglas has four. An FSU fan behind me yells “Mismatch!” every time the two are eye-to-eye. Score: 8-8.
-Wayne Ellington with a nice scoop. Larry Drew with the nice no-look to Ed Davis. The Heels with the nice early run. 12-8 with 14:16 to go.
-Ellington sets Davis up for a nice slam but the kid can’t finish. Ouch. FSU’s Ryan Reid and Ellington then go up for a loose ball and there’s a slight collision. Ouch again. Still 12-8.
-Tar Heel Deon Thompson gets the emphatic slam. Haven’t talked about the Cali junior much this week. He’s been out there; just has yet to separate himself from the forward pack. Maybe today will be the day.