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Top 10 Regular Season ACC Games For 2014-15

by: Nick Byerly
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The ACC announced the basketball matchups for the 2014-2015 season. We looked through the contest and have picked out the top ten games that we can look forward to this upcoming season. Some of these are(home and away) contest and some are single game matchups.

Some of these are just based on past information and some are a little foreshadowing of what may lay ahead. We are going to get to experience some remaining classics and some will be new rivalries in the “new” ACC.

1.) Duke/Carolina: they will continue to play the game that has helped build college basketball. Both teams as always will play home and away. With both teams bringing in top notch talent look for this to be as competitive as ever.

2.) Duke/Syracuse: if last year was any indication this rivalry will grow even more next year with a home and away for both teams. But get your feel because the following year it’s a one trick pony with the game being held at Duke.

3.) Louisville at Syracuse: this game brings in a entire new dynamic; with Louisville entering the ACC and Syracuse being only a sophomore in the league these two powerhouse teams should be an interesting contest.

4.) Pitt/Louisville: this is another rivalry contest for the ACC; meaning they will play home and away. This should be an entertaining matchup when you factor in the different styles of play and defensive effort both teams give.

5.) Duke at Louisville: this one time matchup may very well be for the rights to the ACC; as two powerhouse coaches and programs go at one another.

6.) North Carolina at Pitt: This contest takes place at Pitt; so look for North Carolina to try and steal a road win. But this probably will not be a very easy task; Pitt prides itself on inside dominance and Carolina will still be young in that department.

7.) Virginia/Louisville: this is our last of the home/away (rivalry) games. Virginia and Tony Bennett are going to remain competitive because of the style of defense they play. Louisville will bring in a top recruiting class and a team that loves to trap and play a pressure defense. This means the pride that Virginia takes in possessions and skill that Louisville takes in take-aways will be tested.

8.) Notre Dame at N.C. State: this game enters two up and coming squads. NC State will be without TJ Warren but the talent of other players will be given the chance to rise up. I look for these two teams to be battling for rank and looking towards the NCAA field. This game may be looked back on as a bubble game.

9.) Duke at Virginia: taking place at Virginia; this game enters two of the previous top teams in the ACC. I understand Virginia will be lacking some guys from last year, but the style they play and ability to lock a team down on the defense will keep them into any competition. Duke having a really young squad will have to play with experience against the pressure defense in Virginia.

10.) Syracuse at Notre Dame: these two teams are still fresh in the ACC and looking to gain respect. This is the kind of game that Notre Dame can win, at home with a great crowd; look for their guys to rise to the occasion.

These are just 10 of the top games or contest taking place this year in the ACC. With the growth of the ACC and more teams being put together for rivalry contest; look for new matchups to become classic events.

 

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