I only saw portions of the game and relied on Ted and Bill for the rest. Here are my thoughts.
-- Al Skinner’s t-shirt. I like to post substance and analysis. Yet after the game, all I could think about was Skinner’s wardrobe. For those who didn’t see it, Skins rocked a horizontally ribbed shirt that mocked the concept of a mock turtleneck. The collar was so short that it was practically a v-neck. I loved every minute of it. I hope Al dons a SuperFan shirt under his suit for the next game. As long as he is comfortable. He’s earned it.
-- Oates movement. Oates has not had a good year. His production is down. His shot is not falling. Yet Wednesday he looked much improved. He will never be quick, but he moved well on both ends against Miami. This helped open up spots and created space.
-- Rice running the offense. First he is clutch when the other teams start fouling us, but more importantly he played 40 minutes without turning the ball over. Rice just keeps getting better.
-- Letting Miami hang around. The Canes are limited. They played in an empty arena. They are in the middle of a bad losing streak, yet they hung with BC for nearly 30 minutes. BC need to rebound better and protect the ball better.
-- Spears foul trouble. He needs to be careful. As everyone knows, we have a very short bench and cannot afford to have our second best rebounder sitting. He needs to learn how to adjust his style when he gets into trouble.
Ten ACC wins now seems highly plausible. Can we get to 12? Let’s hope so.