Top ACC hoops teams take to FOX Sports South this week
ACC basketball takes center stage this week on FOX Sports South, with three of the league’s best men’s teams and two of the top women’s squads in action.
Unbeaten No. 2 Virginia, No. 6 Louisville and No. 12 Notre Dame will be featured on the men’s side, while for the women, No. 12 North Carolina hosts the seventh-ranked Fighting Irish.
Things get started on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET, as Louisville hosts Virginia Tech. The Cardinals, 14-2 overall and 2-1 in league play, will try to bounce back after suffering a 72-71 loss at North Carolina on Saturday.
The Hokies are also seeking a rebound, having lost three straight to stand at 8-7 and 0-2 in the ACC and could have their hands full trying to slow down the league’s top scorer in Terry Rozier (17.5 per game).
Wednesday, Notre Dame takes on Georgia Tech, with the Fighting Irish (15-2, 3-1) seeking a win after falling to Virginia over the weekend.
The Irish boast the ACC’s top assists man in Jerian Grant (6.3), who is also fifth in scoring (16.6). The Yellow Jackets counter with the inside presence of Charles Mitchell, who leads the conference with 4.0 offensive rebound a game and is 10th overall at 7.8 per.
The women are in action on Thursday, as the Tar Heels (15-2, 2-1) and Irish (15-2, 3-1) clash in Chapel Hill. It will be a showdown of two of the ACC’s top scorers in Notre Dame’s Jewell Loyd (first at 21.5) and North Carolina,’s Allisha Gray, who is seventh at 16.8 per.
Virginia wraps things up on Saturday as it heads to Boston College. At 15-0 overall and 3-0 in the ACC, the Cavaliers join No. 1 Kentucky as the only unbeaten team in the Top 25.
Justin Anderson paces Virginia, averaging 14.9 points for a squad that is scoring 72 a game. But the Cavaliers make their mark on defense, holding opponents to 50.8 per and just 33.3 percent shooting.
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