ACC quick hitters from the Georgia Dome

March, 13, 2009
ATLANTA -- Some quick hitters before Wake Forest-Maryland:

• The word out of Wake Forest is that the Demon Deacons are ticked off that Jeff Teague didn't make first-team all-ACC and that Al Farouq-Aminu wasn't selected as the ACC rookie of the year. Virginia's Sylven Landesberg won the award despite the Cavaliers finishing 11th in the league.

• I'll be very interested to see how the evening session fills up here. Fans are streaming in, but North Carolina's crew dominated the first session. Let's see if they come back for the evening or how many Maryland fans traveled. Expect Boston College to have the smallest contingent of the four teams.

• Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg was already out recruiting Saturday night in Richmond. Greenberg is holding out hope the Hokies can get an at-large berth, but he's not holding his breath. "We're good enough to be in the NCAA,'' Greenberg said. The Hokies have been unlucky the past two seasons. But you could also make a strong argument that Virginia Tech hasn't executed well in late-game situations, save the half-court shot that Xavier made to beat the Hokies in Puerto Rico.

• No one will make a commitment, but there is a chance that Duke's Nolan Smith may play after missing the last three games with a concussion.

• Boston College radio announcer Ted Sarandis reports that Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, a former standout at BC, is planning on being at the Duke-Boston College game and bringing plenty of Falcons teammates with him to cheer on his alma mater.

Andy Katz | email

ESPN Senior Writer



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