ACC Basketball: Wednesday Preview

While there are no marquee match-ups on this Festivus evening across the ACC, there are still three games for the die-hards to tune into at 7:00 PM ET. With three non-conference tune-ups, so to speak, littering the schedule, let’s break down each individual tilt.

Colgate (4-6) Vs. Georgia Tech (8-3), 7:00 PM ET on

Game Notes

  • Marcus Georges-Hunt has had a very successful start to his senior season thus far, averaging 14.7 points per game on nearly 43% shooting from the field. Even more impressive is his shooting from the free throw line, where he is converting his attempts from the charity stripe at just over an 85% clip.
  • Colgate has struggled offensively and defensively this season, as they rank 285th in the country in scoring at 67.5 points per game, while allowing 73.9 points per game on the other end of the floor, which is 228th in the nation.


Colgate’s defense has been thrashed throughout a good portion of their ten games this season. Georgia Tech will be too much offensively for them to handle this evening, especially on the road.

Georgia Tech 84  Colgate 66


Western Carolina (4-7) Vs. Pittsburgh (9-1), 7:00 PM ET on

Game Notes

  • Pittsburgh’s Michael Young has done a bit of everything for the 9-1 Panthers, as he is shooting a team-best 61% from the floor while leading the team with 17.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
  • Western Carolina is going up against college basketball’s eighth-best offense, which is bad news for them defensively, where they have notably struggled all season long. The Catamounts are giving up 72.8 points per game so far in 2015.


This should go according to plan for Pittsburgh, as they are way too good across the board to let this game slip away.

Pittsburgh 94    Western Carolina 66


Utah Valley (5-7) Vs. #16 Louisville (10-1), 7:00 PM ET on ESPNU

Game Notes

  • Louisville’s second-ranked scoring defense has continued to stifle opponents this season, with their latest victim coming on Tuesday night, as UMKC only mustered 47 points on 29.8% shooting.
  • The common theme of this preview has been the parity between offenses and defenses of the various match-ups, and this game is no different. Utah Valley is tied for 192nd nationally in scoring, averaging 72.7 points per game, so their offense will clearly be challenged against the best defense they will play all season.


Louisville will win this one big. No explanation necessary.

Louisville 93     Utah Valley 46


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