by Ken Pomeroy on Tuesday, July 12, 2005
There's nothing like an unsubstantiated assertion to motivate me to post.
The principal difference between the ACC and the Big East is the level of home-court advantage. Sure, there are a few dominant courts in the Big East, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a weak one anywhere in the ACC. Even traditional bottom-feeders, such as Clemson and Florida State, can pack 'em in and chase away road teams. - Andy Katz, ACC Summer Session
I've had this theory that I don't think I have expressed here yet: home court advantage isn't much different between, say playing at Duke, as compared to playing at Savannah State. Most of the home court advantage is the result of simply being able to maintain one's normal routine, play in familiar confines, etc. Sure, it's harder to win at Cameron Indoor, but that has much more to do with the team you have…