The ACC has a new contender in town — Virginia. Duke, Louisville and Florida State have dominated much of the Atlantic Coast Conference conversation this season and rightfully so. They have maintained positions atop the standings and have consistently been in the top-15 in national rankings. But look out, here comes the 'Hoos.
The Seminoles are on the verge of a regular season conference title.
Experience was supposed to tip Michigan State and Kansas over the top on opening night, but it didn't play out that way on the court.
Jeremy Roach, the first five-star prospect in the 2020 college basketball recruiting class scheduled to make a commitment, has announced his decision to attend Duke. Roach, who is rated as the No. 2 player at the point guard position in the 2020 class despite missing his junior season with a torn ACL, chose Duke over offers from Kentucky, North Carolina, Villanova, Maryland and Virginia, among others.
Duke was flirting with danger throughout this year's tournament, just barely getting by UCF and Virginia Tech. On Sunday the final nail was put in the coffin with a loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight. Cassius Winston put on a show, scoring 20 points and notching 10 assists, and Michigan State escaped with a win.
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Duke star Zion Williamson will not play in Saturday's regular-season finale against No. 3 North Carolina, the school announced. Despite what coach Mike Krzyzewski termed "a really good workout" by the freshman on Thursday, Williamson will miss his fifth full game as he continues to recover from a sprained right knee, which he suffered Feb. 20 in the opening minute of Duke's loss to the Tar Heels.
Sure, the Blue Devils have a loss, but the new No. 1 has also been the most dominant team this season. Where does that leave unbeatens Michigan, Nevada and Virginia?
David Padgett, who served as Louisville's interim coach after Rick Pitino was fired, will not be retained as head coach. "I don't live in a bubble," Padgett said at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon. "I know the chatter about what was going on. It wasn't a surprise. ... You know it's coming. Until you actually hear it, it's hard to set in. I'm going to walk out of this room and hold my head high because I gave this program and these players everything I had."
For the man leading the country in minutes per game, there was no time for tired legs. Syracuse was hanging onto a newfound one-point lead in the final minute of Sunday’s NCAA Tournament second-round win over Michigan State. The Orange’s most experienced scorer, Frank Howard, already had fouled out, so there was not much of a question who was getting the ball: Tyus Battle.
For the sixth time since 2009, Jim Boeheim is leading Syracuse into the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament. This year's run could end up being one for the ages for Syracuse, the final team to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Starting in the First Four as one of the most debated bubble teams in the field, the No. 11-seeded Orange beat Arizona State, TCU and now Michigan State, 55-53, to set up an All-ACC Sweet 16 battle with Duke in the Midwest Regional semifinal.
Virginia isn't alone in an opening weekend of an NCAA tournament that has laid waste to a pair of No. 1 seeds. On the heels of No. 1 Virginia's loss to No. 16 UMBC on Friday, Xavier became the second 1-seed to get eliminated when it surrendered a 12-point lead in a 75-70 loss to No. 9 Florida State in Nashville on Sunday.
Syracuse continues its unlikely march through the NCAA tournament by downing the Spartans to head to the Sweet 16.
For the third time in five years, and the sixth time in school history, Virginia will be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Is this the year you finally allow yourself to trust this program in March Madness, though? The Cavaliers have given you almost no reason not to. Pick against the Wahoos at your own risk -- and potentially at the threat of losing your office pool. For one, Tony Bennett has a case for best coach in college basketball. I'm not only talking about this season. That's already been settled.
One of the questions that I have been asked the most since news broke that the NCAA had upheld a ruling that Louisville would have to vacate four seasons worth of wins, including a trip to the Final Four and a National Title, was why what Louisville did was significantly worse than the two decades of academic fraud that had occurred at North Carolina.
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Joel Berry II came into Final Four weekend with two sprained ankles but powered the Tar Heels to their sixth NCAA title, and that earned the junior guard the most outstanding player award.