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Department: The ACC

The HOOS Place ACC Awards

Posted on March 18, 2019, in The ACC by Seattle Hoo.

The HOOS Place staff got together and voted on ACC awards after the tournament ended.  We wanted to produce awards that would reflect the entire ACC season.  Here are our choices:

Coach of the Year

Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech

Buzz was a near unanimous choice, with only Karl Hess voting for Tony Bennett.

ACC Power Rankings - February Edition

Posted on January 31, 2019, in The ACC by StLouHoo.

The calendar is flipping to February, we're a month into ACC play, and at this point the conference is coming into much clearer focus. During the non-conference it's often hard to compare résumés, with wildly different schedule strengths, little knowledge of just how good a win (or how bad a loss) really is. But now that the ACC teams have 7 or 8 games head-to-head with each other, we can do an apples-to-apples comparison. 

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The Clash of the Titans

Posted on January 16, 2019, in The Team by Seattle Hoo.

With Virginia Tech safely out of the way, we can now turn to anticipation of what will likely be the biggest game of the college basketball regular season: Kenpom #1 Virginia visiting Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on AP #1 Duke.  Although the Blue Devils failed to uphold their end of it and let Syracuse take some of the shine off of the matchup, it will still be a battle of #1 teams for first place in the ACC.  We here hope that Duke freshman point guard Tre Jones is able to play.