The BEST ACC Basketball Coverage!!!PHOTO: A long season comes to an end for Sid and the Pack.
Don't for get the 4th Annual All ACC Basketblog Team Getting your mind right:ESPN will be in select company with NCAA Tournament show
: "The weather hasn't been very cooperative but, regardless, on Sunday it will be pool weather, so prepare to jump headfirst into it - the NCAA March Madness pool, that is. ESPN will start its wire-to-wire selection coverage with a Bracketology special at 5 p.m. On "SportsCenter" at 6 p.m., immediately after the 65-team field is announced, there will be analysis ..."
The Weekend Smoke: Stogie Reviews: Cupido Criollo CortoThe conference headlines:ACC Notes Will Hickson go pro?
- Yep.ACC Tournament NotebookDuke, North Carolina start tournament today
: "Blue Devils, smarting from last season, say they're at full strength and rested."
Caulton Tudor of the Raleigh News and Observer - Three big issues face Wolfpack
LENOX RAWLINGS of the Winston-Salem Journal - DROWSY: Deacons struggled to find emotion, passion
John Feinstein of the Washington Post: Terps Doomed by a Familiar ActRick Maese of the Baltimore Sun: Typical Terps Florida State
Noles bounce the Deacs
Jason Rich scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half and took over down the stretch to lead Florida State past Wake Forest 70-60 in the first round of the ACC Tournament.FSU's reward for winning? Only UNCMiamiTeammates bail out Jack McClinton, UM in ACC tournament opener
:"So much has been written and said about the play of guard Jack McClinton during this recent turnaround by the University of Miami
basketball team, and all of it's warranted because he has bailed the Hurricanes out on several occasions."
Haith has familiarity with Pack country
: "Miami basketball coach Frank Haith grew up an N.C. State fan in Burlington, where he attended Western Alamance High."For Canes, an ugly win is still a thing of beautyToday: Miami v. Virginia TechGeorgia TechJackets advance to face Duke today
: "Duke's opponent in tonight's ACC Tournament quarterfinals has lost more games than it has won, but Georgia Tech's potential to win against anybody isn't lost on the Blue Devils."BRADLEY: WATCH OUT, DUKE
: "Anthony Morrow and the Jackets are moving on, after Thursday night's drubbing of Virginia. Their reward -- a showdown with Duke."WR Donley returning?
: "Receiver, who had planned to transfer, may be having second thoughts about leaving the Flats."Boston CollegeEagles start fresh with a rousing comeback
: "This time there were no second-half defensive collapses, no breakdowns in communication. For Boston College, last night's opening-round game against Maryland in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament at Charlotte Bobcats Arena was regarded as a chance to start the Eagles' second season."NC StateThe Lowe point: Leadership void sinks Pack's season
It's all over for Pack
: "Freshman J.J. Hickson's 27 points are the lone bright spot for an N.C. State team that began the season with high hopes but is left wondering just what went wrong."Best to forget this one, Wolfpack
: "It's a good thing Jim Valvano didn't see this. It was so dreadful for N.C. State on Thursday that the Wolfpack looked like a team that couldn't wait to get off the court."Notebook: Hickson mulling jump to NBA
: "J.J. Hickson had 27 points and 14 rebounds in what could be his final game for N.C. State. "As far as coming back next year, I haven't decided on that," Hickson said after the Wolfpack's 63-50 loss to Miami in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Thursday."MarylandTerps' Collapse Is Complete
: "After charging to a 15-point lead, Maryland commits 21 turnovers, falling to Boston College, 71-68, in the first round of the ACC tournament and likely ending the NCAA tournament hopes of Gary Williams and the Terrapins." We think that it is now official....Gary is on the hot seat next year.Wake ForestDespite loss, Wake's upbeat about future
- They should be....Seminoles stop cold Deacs
:" Rich shoots FSU over Wake Forest in tourney openerA team with an eagerly awaited future couldn't handle a team with a past it would rather forget yesterday in the first game of the ACC Tournament. As a consequence, Wake Forest headed home to await its postseason fate while Florida State advanced into today's quarterfinal against No. 1 seed North Carolina at noon. The Seminoles bolted ahead by making 9 of their first 11 shots, and then rode the hot hand of Jason Rich through the second half to a 70-60 victory in a half-empty Bobcats Arena."VirginiaCavs Are Quickly Bounced1 and done
: "Georgia Tech ousts Virginia in what may have been Sean Singletary's final game in a Cavaliers uniform."Loss could be end of an era for Cavaliers
: "Coach Dave Leitao says Virginia may never see a player like Sean Singletary again."
UVa Insider: UVa point guards, Part 2North Carolina
Tar Heels serious about defending ACC title
To win a second straight ACC Tournament, starting with today's noon quarterfinal against Florida State, the Heels know they have to play great defense.Lawson has been unlucky vs. Seminoles
: "North Carolina athletics trainer Marc Davis will be on full alert this afternoon at the ACC Tournament. Ty Lawson is playing against Florida State."Top-seeded Tar Heels on a hot streak, and they will also have Lawson startingDuke
Zoubek forces Blue Devils to adjust
: "The No. 2-seeded Duke Blue Devils have a problem. Fortunately for them, it's having sophomore center Brian Zoubek play productive minutes -- the sort of problem Duke has been waiting to have."ClemsonA foul month leaves Booker at a real loss
: "Clemson needs the sophomore on the floor for a true march through the playoffs. As Trevor Booker filled the vacant seat on Clemson’s bench during a recent game, a teammate turned and gave Booker a quizzical glance."Clemson deals with unfamiliar wait
: "A season of change put Clemson in an unfamiliar position at the ACC tournament. For the past seven years, the Tigers have played in the tournament’s opening game, including several appearances in the former play-in contest."Change so far fits Taylor
: "Rendrick Taylor strolled casually toward the parking lot after a recent Clemson practice when he crossed paths with receiver Aaron Kelly."Virginia TechHokies' Greenberg Balances PrioritiesToday critical for Tech