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In the final seconds of Virginia Tech's loss to second-ranked Virginia on Sunday, Adam Smith launched a deep 3-pointer from the top of the key that would have tied the game and sent it into overtime. The ball went halfway down before popping out, sending the Hokies to yet another close loss. Again…
28 January 2015 | 4:08 am

The North Carolina Tar Heels passed the first of three major tests in a row Monday with a 93-83 win over Syracuse.  The Tar Heels played a sloppy first half against the struggling Orange, but they cleaned their game up enough to breeze past the visitors in the second stanza.  Four North Ca…
28 January 2015 | 3:07 am

Adam Smith couldn't hit the shot when Virginia Tech needed it most to pull the season's biggest upset against Virgina. But two days later against the Pittsburgh Panthers, Smith answered the call. Hitting the game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation, and the game-winner in overtime, Smith's 26-p…
27 January 2015 | 9:38 pm

Pat Forde's first Forde Minutes covers everything you need to know about this season thus far.
27 January 2015 | 8:22 am

After two weeks of big games in the Big 12, now it's the Atlantic Coast Conference's turn to have the marquee games on this week's AP Top 25 schedule.
27 January 2015 | 8:04 am

With North Carolina's win Monday night over Syracuse, the Tar Heels are 17-4 overall and 7-1 in the ACC. Carolina has won six straight games and 11 of the last 12. Things are looking up, but now is not the time to grow stagnant. This team has a quick turnaround from the Syracuse game. This Saturday,…
27 January 2015 | 4:14 am

Just about everything worked for No. 13 North Carolina against Syracuse's zone defense - once the Tar Heels stopped throwing the ball away. Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and UNC shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night. Nate Britt added a career-best 17 points…
27 January 2015 | 4:08 am

Syracuse's first ever road game against North Carolina (17-4, 7-1 in ACC) didn't exactly go according to plan. Although the Orange (14-7, 5-3 in ACC) fought hard for the majority of the game, the No. 13 Tar Heels overcame 20 turnovers to secure a 93-83 win at the Dean Smith Center on Monday. Despite…
27 January 2015 | 2:20 am

Once the proud home of Final Four teams, Georgia Tech has become the ACC's punching bag. Disappointing doesn't truly describe the Yellow Jackets, who are last in the Atlantic Coast Conference. They are 0-7 in conference play, the Yellow Jackets' worst ACC start since 2002. Georgia Tech, which pla…
26 January 2015 | 11:53 pm

The list of midseason national coach of the year contenders is remarkably diverse. One coach was still an assistant when the school year began. Another was a fixture on every "hot seat" list this past summer. A third inherited a roster without a single player who averaged more than four points per…
26 January 2015 | 7:14 pm

Kentucky stays in its season-long perch atop the AP Top 25 and has taken back one of its lost first-place votes from No. 2 Virginia.
26 January 2015 | 6:26 pm

The Virginia Cavaliers survived perhaps their biggest scare of the season on Sunday, defeating in-state rival Virginia Tech, 50-47. The win improved the second-ranked Cavaliers to 19-0 (7-0 in the ACC) on the season. A late 12-0 run by the Hoos—spearheaded by guard Justin Anderson—was en…
26 January 2015 | 2:53 am

Jerian Grant got No. 8 Notre Dame back into the game with his scoring. Grant scored 25 points and blocked a last-second shot in overtime that helped the Fighting Irish beat North Carolina State 81-78 on Sunday night. Pat Connaughton and V.J. Beachem added 11 points apiece for the Irish (19-2, 7-1…
26 January 2015 | 2:48 am

Justin Anderson scored eight of his 12 points during a late 12-0 run and No. 2 Virginia barely escaped a sold-out Cassell Coliseum with a 50-47 victory against Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers (19-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 43-33 after the Hokies outscored them 30-9 in a long stretch spa…
25 January 2015 | 10:19 pm

Mike Krzyzewski reached 1,000 career wins Sunday afternoon against St. John's, but it is just one of many memorable wins for one of the greatest coaches in the history of college basketball. After all, how could a nonconference regular-season game possibly compare to four national championships, the…
25 January 2015 | 10:00 pm

Boston College coach Jim Christian says Olivier Hanlan has ''kicked it into another gear'' in the Eagles' Atlantic Coast Conference schedule. Hanlan scored 25 points, including a go-ahead basket with 1:10 remaining, and Boston College held off Georgia Tech 64-62 on Sunday for its first ACC win. ''…
25 January 2015 | 9:49 pm

First to 1,000.Mike Krzyzewski arrived at the milestone Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden as his No. 5-ranked Duke Blue Devils toppled St. John's, 77-68. He's the first men's Division I college basketball coach ever to win 1,000 games, which is an accomplishment that should go smack dab…
25 January 2015 | 9:49 pm

In 1975, a young head coach by the name of Mike Krzyzewski, leading a small Army program at Gillis Field House, earned his first career win. Almost 40 years later, and about 60 miles south, he captured No. 1,000.  Almost like a movie script, history was made Sunday inside Madison Square Garden,…
25 January 2015 | 9:25 pm

North Carolina has overcome a rash of injuries while extending its winning streak, though that lack of depth could become an issue during an upcoming difficult stretch. With two of the NCAA's winningest active coaches on the sidelines, Roy Williams and his 15th-ranked Tar Heels can earn their seaso…
25 January 2015 | 8:37 pm

After seven games of conference play, the North Carolina Tar Heels are sitting pretty near the top of the ACC standings with a 6-1 record.  For the Tar Heels to remain among the top teams in the conference during the next two weeks, they will have to beat Syracuse, Louisville and Virginia. The…
25 January 2015 | 5:33 pm

The wins keep coming for Notre Dame, which is on the verge of its best start in conference play. The No. 8 Fighting Irish try to stay unbeaten as the visiting team Sunday when they face North Carolina State. After a disappointing first season in the ACC, Notre Dame (18-2, 6-1) is looking every bit…
25 January 2015 | 3:54 am

Miami passed coach Jim Larranaga's quiz - barely. Tonye Jekiri had 13 points and 15 rebounds, Angel Rodriguez added 12 points and eight assists, and the Hurricanes held off Syracuse 66-62 on Saturday, hitting 10 of 29 from behind the arc against the Orange's 2-3 zone defense. ''One of the things w…
25 January 2015 | 1:09 am

North Carolina coach Roy Williams has spent much of this season trying to drag more intensity and toughness out of Brice Johnson. Johnson had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help the 15th-ranked Tar Heels survive a 35-point performance from Florida State freshman Xavier Rathan-Mayes and beat the Semin…
25 January 2015 | 12:13 am

(AP) -- - Louisville coach Rick Pitino insists he expected his 10th-ranked squad to experience growing pains in its first month of Atlantic Coast Conference play. As the Cardinals (15-3, 3-2) prepare to visit Pittsburgh (13-6, 3-3) on Sunday, Pitino hopes they begin making major progress.
24 January 2015 | 9:42 pm

Of course Clemson would have an unlikely hero in an unlikely win where the Tigers led for exactly 24 seconds. Josh Smith's offensive rebound and layup with 0.5 seconds left gave Clemson (11-8, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 59-57 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday. The Tigers trailed the whole…
24 January 2015 | 8:56 pm

Will 1K happen Sunday? Will Madison Square Garden be the stage where Mike Krzyzewski becomes the first men's college basketball coach to reach 1,000 victories in his career? How fitting that would be. Krzyzewski takes a 25-8 career record into his New York home-away-from-home when Duke faces St. Joh…
23 January 2015 | 6:47 am

Riding a four-game winning streak and with some very winnable games coming up, North Carolina is starting to show its true colors after an up-and-down first two months of the 2014-15 season. So, too, are the Tar Heels' key players, who after 19 games are giving us an idea of what they're made of and…
23 January 2015 | 4:11 am

As the current season builds up to its nexus point, it's never too early to glance ahead at the next crop of stars entering collegiate hoops. Thus far for 2015, just one player has committed to North Carolina. He is 6'8" power forward Luke Maye. ESPN 100 has him barely ranked inside its top 100…
22 January 2015 | 3:37 am

After dropping its first ACC game over the weekend, the Syracuse basketball team rebounded with a win over Boston College on Tuesday at the Carrier Dome. Despite foul trouble for Rakeem Christmas, the Orange were able to keep the Eagles at arm's length and hold on for a 69-61 victory. The soft start…
22 January 2015 | 2:24 am

There are no easy games in the ACC, just ones that seem a little easier. North Carolina's trip to Wake Forest might appear to be one of those, but if the Tar Heels treat Wednesday's trip to nearby Winston-Salem like anything less than the most important game of the year, there's room for trouble. UN…
21 January 2015 | 3:09 am