Thursday, March 19, 2009

CAN AN ACC TEAM WIN IT ALL?

Readers' Digest version:

No. 1 South NORTH CAROLINA
WHY THEY CAN:
Five offensive players capable of scoring in double figures creates tough matchups for any team. Lots of tournament experience.
WHY THEY CAN’T: Ty Lawson’s toe, Danny Green’s slump (the two are interconnected) and horrific lapses in defense.

No. 2 East DUKE
WHY THEY CAN:
Good defensive team with three solid scorers.
WHY THEY CAN’T: One cold shooting night or one game against No. 1 Pittsburgh.

No. 4 Midwest WAKE FOREST
WHY THEY CAN: Big, talented team that might actually match up with Pitt. Jeff Teague and James Johnson.
WHY THEY CAN’T: Young and inconsistent. Poor three-point shooting team, and that will be a factor before all is said and done.

No. 5 East FLORIDA STATE
WHY THEY CAN:
Leonard Hamilton and Toney Douglas.
WHY THEY CAN’T: Everybody else.

No. 7 South CLEMSON
WHY THEY CAN:
Three scorers and great full court defense. Senior led team.
WHY THEY CAN’T: They’re Clemson. Limited tournament experience and very inconsistent (one night the kill Duke, and another night they lose to Georgia Tech).

No. 7 Midwest BOSTON COLLEGE
WHY THEY CAN:
The Big Dance is frequently about guard play, and the Eagles have two good ones in Tyrese Rice and Rakim Sanders.
WHY THEY CAN’T: Everybody else.

No. 10 East MARYLAND
WHY THEY CAN: Gary Williams, Gary Williams, Gary Williams and a side dish of Greivis Vasquez.
WHY THEY CAN’T: Everybody else including all of Dave Neal’s immediate family.

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