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The month of March holds a special place in the sports world for one reason: March Madness. Before the NCAA bracket is set, programs around the country will look to secure a berth by winning their conference tournaments. One special bracket every season resides in the ACC, where top teams like Virgi…
3 March 2015 | 3:00 pm
In this week's Minutes, Pat Forde expounds on the game's grim headlines before diving into 'The Little Dance'.
3 March 2015 | 7:22 am
With two games left before the postseason starts, the North Carolina Tar Heels have plenty of things to work on in order to become a contender as March progresses.  The Tar Heels will visit Georgia Tech on Tuesday before they wrap up the regular season on Saturday night at home against Duke.&nb…
3 March 2015 | 6:35 am
As a team struggling for consistency and balance as the regular season lurches to a close, the North Carolina Tar Heels are in no position to be choosy when it comes to pending NCAA tournament opponents. Unless they beat Duke in the regular-season finale and make a nice run through the ACC tournamen…
3 March 2015 | 4:18 am
In 2013-14, the Virginia Cavaliers were the talk of college basketball. The Hoos won 30 games for just the second time in school history and won their first ACC tournament title since 1976. There was no way head coach Tony Bennett could top what was a dream season in Charlottesville.  UVa lost…
3 March 2015 | 3:21 am
The NC State basketball team is a prime example of a squad that maintains multiple personalities—even in March, it's an unknown as to which team is going to show up on any given night. Head coach Mark Gottfried said as much last week following a crushing loss to lowly Boston College, per Joe G…
2 March 2015 | 2:52 am
The race for the NCAA tournament's final No. 1 seeds takes on greater importance than usual this season for one simple reason. All the other contenders want to be spared the possibility of having to face top-ranked Kentucky until at least the Final Four.  While the unbeaten Wildcats have al…
1 March 2015 | 10:59 pm
Montrezl Harrell, that is all. During Louisville's game against Florida State Saturday, the Cardinals forward broke out a move that might be illegal in some countries. Six minutes into the game, Harrell's teammate threw him a deep alley-oop while FSU's Robbie Berwick unsucce…
28 February 2015 | 5:51 pm
Only one conference tournament features blue-blood programs like Duke, North Carolina and Louisville, a serious candidate for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament in Virginia (and Duke) and a dangerous squad that could get hot in March and reach the Final Four in Notre Dame. The ACC tournament will b…
28 February 2015 | 2:00 pm
There may be better conferences top to bottom than the ACC, but good luck finding a league with more star power and name recognition than the group that includes Virginia, Duke, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Louisville, Syracuse, Pittsburgh and North Carolina State.  Although the Orange won't par…
26 February 2015 | 1:00 pm
North Carolina's up-and-down 2014-15 season hit a new low Tuesday with its 58-46 home loss to rival North Carolina State. The Tar Heels (19-9, 9-6) played their worst game of the season, dropping their fifth result in the last seven to slide further down the ACC standings. With three games remaining…
26 February 2015 | 5:42 am
Whether this sounds beyond obvious or not, the biggest takeaway from the North Carolina Tar Heels' season has been the fact that it is quite hard to win games without good shooting. In layman's terms, not making shots is bad for scoring points. But in all seriousness, the 2014-15 season ha…
26 February 2015 | 4:11 am
For the second time in a week, the Syracuse basketball team knocked off a ranked ACC opponent. After beating Louisville at home, the Orange went to South Bend, Indiana, and held a potent Notre Dame offense to 60 points in a 65-60 win. B.J. Johnson was the team's MVP, as he matched his career high wi…
25 February 2015 | 6:41 pm
North Carolina State has rarely done itself any favors this season in terms of getting off of the dreaded NCAA tournament bubble. Losses to Wofford—yes, Wofford—and Wake Forest almost killed any shot the Wolfpack had at a bid before the season was even in its final third. That was u…
25 February 2015 | 5:32 pm
NC State stymied 15th-ranked UNC on the road last night, marking the Wolfpack's first victory in Chapel Hill since 2003. The win snapped an 11-game losing streak at the Smith Center.  The tide is beginning to turn in Raleigh.  The Pack now boasts three Top 20 wins, including two on the roa…
25 February 2015 | 6:34 am
With four games remaining in the regular season, the North Carolina Tar Heels have a chance to jump as high as second in the ACC standings if everything falls in their favor.  Matchups against NC State, Miami (FL), Georgia Tech and Duke are left on the docket for the team that sits beneath the…
24 February 2015 | 6:31 am
Things have been choppy recently for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Prior to cruising to a win at home over Georgia Tech, the Heels had lost four of their past five ballgames. The final stretch isn't impossible but doesn't do UNC any favors either. Two of the team's next three games are on the road.
24 February 2015 | 12:35 am