No. 12 seed: Only Joe Namath has done more for the No. 12. The lucky one-two is 4-1 against the No. 5 seed in the ACC tournament since expansion. The Hurricanes own half of those wins.
Actually, Miami coach Frank Haith is "Mr. 5-12." His fifth-seeded Canes beat No. 12 N.C. State in 2008.
Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets got out of the first round, barely, with Thursday's win over a wobbly North Carolina team. They have eight ACC wins this season, but three are over the Tar Heels. Is that really enough to get into the NCAA tournament? Can't wait until they until they expand the field to 96.
The upper deck: The second level at the Greensboro Coliseum was so sparsely populated during the afternoon session for big post-expansion draws like Boston College and Miami, they could have dropped the Black Curtain of Hockey Doom and no one would have noticed
After last year's half-empty Georgia Dome and this year's echo chamber, the ACC is learning the hard way: If you live by the Wu Tang philosophy (Cash Rules Everything Around Me), you die by it.
Wake Forest: Coach Dino Gaudio, 0-4 in the postseason, is truly a magician. He turned Frank Haith into John Wooden.
Meanwhile, "star" sophomore Al-Farouq Aminu, with three field goals and four turnovers, fared as well as John Mayer at a Simpson family reunion.
"We weren't as alert as we needed to be on the defensive end." Sleepy Boston College coach Al Skinner after the Eagles' 68-62 loss to Sylven Landesberg-less Virginia.
Translation: We weren't as ... zzzzz ... awake ... zzzz ... as we needed to be.