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Virginia basketball is the country’s top shooting team, football heads to N.C. State

Big weekend for the ‘Hoos.

NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Virginia Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Friday and we’ve got a football game tomorrow! What could be better? Ahead of the team’s trip to N.C. State, STL brought you this week’s ACC Power Rankings, a brand new podcast for your listening pleasure, and a new staff roundtable on Virginia’s offensive and defensive MVP’s so far.

Here’s what else is happening around the corner:

College basketball: The 25 best shooting teams in the country, ranked (NCAA)

‘Hoos No. 1? You guessed it. Virginia takes the top honors in Andy Katz’s rankings of the country’s best shooting teams thanks to Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome and De’Andre Hunter. Fellow ACC powerhouse UNC takes the No. 2 slot.

Best part of the rankings? This take right here: “The reason the Cavs will once again be in the mix for a high NCAA seed isn’t just because of their defense. It’s because this crew can knock down shots.”

Ask an Opposing Beat Writer: Virginia at North Carolina State (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Mike Barber is back with N.C. State beat writer Joe Giglio from the News & Observer. Giglio and Barber talk Ryan Finley and the Wolfpack’s receiving corps, what’s up with N.C. State’s defense and thorterback Bryce Perkins.

The question of the weekend: “The Wolfpack have the league’s top passing offense, led by star quarterback Ryan Finley, and a so-far stingy defense. Will hurdling-Bryce Perkins and the Cavaliers be able to go 2-0 in the ACC for the second straight year?

Source: Eagles’ Rodney McLeod has surgery on MCL, done for season (NBCSports)

Virginia football alum Rodney McLeod underwent season-ending MCL surgery, per reports. NBCSports Philadelphia dives into what that means for the Eagles season and who starts now in the safety’s place.

TOTD:

Former UVA All-American Herman Moore was named to the 2018 ACC Football Legends Class which is (forgive me for this) — pretty legendary.