Duke basketball was the preseason No. 1, but Virginia has controlled the ACC so far, behind stifling defense and methodical offense.
Jerome Robinson recorded a season-high 29 points, accounting for half of the Eagles’ scoring total, but even that kind of outing didn’t make up for BC’s poor 3-point shooting, turnovers, and limited interior presence.
A Jerome Robinson-led BC went toe-to-toe with the Cavaliers on Saturday, but Ty Jerome’s career-high six 3-pointers and 31 points proved to be too much for the Eagles to overcome.
Five weeks ago, North Carolina State was a legitimate ACC Championship title contender, and Georgia Tech was one of the top teams in the Coastal Division. The same can’t be said today.
The past two weeks, Clemson has had a few fourth-quarter scares. Meanwhile, Miami’s been rolling over top-15 teams, including then-No. 3 Notre Dame. As of now, everyone else in the ACC is looking up at the “U”.
Coming into Saturday, the Hurricanes had won their previous four games by a combined 18 points. Miami beat Virginia Tech alone by 18, and practically wrapped up the Coastal Division.