Player of the Game(s)
Dwayne Bacon. Pretty easy choice.
Over the past week, Bacon has shot 58 percent from the floor. He has also nailed 7 total threes, while averaging 26 points a game.
Safe to say, this guy isn’t intimidated by ACC play.
Ryan Reid Unsung Hero Award
I don’t mean to cop out here, but I’m splitting the award for this week. CJ Walker gets it for his game against Wake Forest. And XRM gets it for his performance against UVA.
Neither player scored much in their match-ups. What they were able to do though, is have big first halves to keep their teams afloat, when things felt like they were teetering.
Walker had two important three-pointers in the opening period against Wake Forest. And XRM’s 10 first half points against the Cavaliers kept FSU in the game during Bacon’s slow start. The halftime deficit was seven, but could have easily been a lot more if not for the junior point guard.