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The ACC Basketball Coachspeak Podcast, Feb. 13

Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:57pm

Denny Kuiper and Jim Young discuss the the latest ACC developments on this week's basketball coachspeak podcast.

Welcome back to the basketball coachspeak podcåast!

Today Jim and Denny talk about the thrilling finish to the Pitt-Syracuse game, the postponement of Duke-UNC, who should be ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and a bit about upcoming matchups this weekend. 

You can click on the player below to listen to the podcast. Below the player you'll find a detailed guide of what Jim and Denny discuss. 


0:42 - Pitt-Syracuse

How should we view Pitt after the Panthers lost yet again to a Top 50 RPI team? Why is Syracuse so, so good in late-game situations? Should Jamie Dixon have handled the final play differently? 

14:00 - Duke-UNC

Was Duke to blame for not coming to Chapel Hill earlier? Is the ACC to blame for not canceling the game earlier? Would showing up early have put the Blue Devils at a competitive disadvantage? What role did ESPN have in all this? 

26:41 - ACC Defensive PLayer of the year

Jim and Denny discuss their appreciation of UVa big man Akil Mitchell. They also talk about Clemson forward K.J. McDaniels.

31:16 - THis weekend's matchups

Does Clemson have a shot at knocking off Virginia at home? What about N.C. State when it travels to Syracuse? Will Pitt be emotionally recovered enough to win in Chapel Hill? Who needs to have a huge game to give Maryland a chance at Duke?


Lamar Patterson struggled against Rodney Hood. Does that mean Patterson loses his ACC Player of the Year frontrunner status?

16:53 - IS UVA THE BEST?

Mike Brey says Virginia is the best team in the ACC right now. Is he right?


Is N.C. State back in the discussion of potential ACC NCAA tournament teams? 

26:31 - IS WAKE LEGIT?

And if so, just how legit?


Have the Tar Heels righted the ship? Or is just a nice soft spot in the schedule? How much better do we feel about UNC right now?