Well, it went just about as bad as we expected for the ACC in day one of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
Minnesota controlled Florida State as the Noles continue to struggle finding ways to score:
The No. 21 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team continued its strong start to the season by beating the Florida State Seminoles, 77-68, in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.
The Gophers put one in the win column for the Big Ten with a balanced attack from their backcourt players. Guard Joe Colemanled the balanced scoring effort with 16 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the floor.
Florida State's top scorer, Michael Snaer, paced the Seminole with 12 points while forward Terrance Shannon added 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Michigan showed their "Big Three" are a few steps ahead of the Wolfpack's:
The No. 3 Michigan Wolverines stayed unbeaten and earned a win for their conference in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, downing the No. 18 N.C. State Wolfpack, 79-72, at home on Tuesday night.
Michigan's dynamic trio of Trey Burke (18 points on 5-of-9 shooting, 11 assists), Tim Hardaway, Jr. (16 points, 7-of-18 shooting from the floor), and Glenn Robinson III (11 points, seven rebounds) led the Wolverines past the Wolfpack's balanced attack, with four starters scoring in double figures. Forward T.J. Warren led N.C. State with 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field and four rebounds.
and the only teams saving face for the ACC were Maryland and Virginia Tech (a damning sentence in itself) as the surprising Hokies destroyed Iowa 95-79 and Maryland clobbered Northwestern 77-57. After Wake Forest's embarrassing 79-63 loss to theoretically-also-terrible Nebraska, I think we can already start labeling this year the Jeff Bzdelik farewell tour.