ACC basketball capsules

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Cornell (4-8) at Maryland (9-3)
When: 8 p.m.
Where: College Park, MD, Comcast Center (17,900)
Fast break: The ACC actually has a few losses against Ivy League teams, but the Terrapins shouldn’t have much of a problem with the Big Red. Cornell has lost four straight and it has no good wins. The Terps are bigger and more athletic, and should pull away for the victory.
Forecast: Maryland, 80-63.

Alabama (10-3) at Georgia Tech (7-6)
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Gwinnet, GA, The Arena (13,000)
Fast break: The Crimson Tide is a much better team in every way than the Yellow Jackets. Antony Grant’s team is on the cusp of taking the next step, which would be to close in on the top-10. The Yellow Jackets have played too difficult a nonconference schedule, and even at home won’t pull out this game.
Forecast: Alabama, 74-63.

Andrew Jones’ record: 126-26