Really exciting Thursday noon game. If the ACC is getting 8 teams I think that will obviously be the play-in game. Both teams probably have to do more then just that though.
Other thoughts: Maryland should beat NC St., but these teams had a great match-up last Sunday at the RBC. I think Florida State is better then Clemson, and with Clemson having had to play tonight at Wake and then again Thursday before they even reach Friday is a big edge to Florida State.
Duke and Wake would be a heck of a semi-final if it comes to that, which I anticipate. The teams would get to settle a 1-1 season split in a neutral site. Winner of that is assured to be no lower then a 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
And....: I think everyone knows we could be less then a week away from part 3. I think it is really important Duke finds ways to lengthen the bench, specifically on Friday night and attempt to stay fresh. It would be tremendous to get another shot at them. It is also big to beat Wake because a loss to them basically assures a trip that won't be to Greensboro.
2009-2010 can't come soon enough.