The Daily Roundup: Tuesday
PHOTO: How does the one who wins ACC Player of the Year NOT make first team All American....but his teammate does? Not saying Hansbrough is undeserving, but ahead of Lawson? This is a classic case of hype vs. reality.
Getting your mind right:
Tony Bennett, meet the ACC: "We’re not sure if the snail’s pace basketball Tony Bennett used to become one of the nation’s hottest coaches in 2007 and 2008 will work at Virginia." He may turn out to be a fine coach, but we're REALLY disappointed that a school like the University of Virginia is to the point where Tony Bennett gets the nod.
Why CBS is making us fans night owls
Izzo has Spartans locked in: "Commit to a Michigan State team coached by Tom Izzo for the full four-year run, and you will play in a Final Four. Since Izzo took over in 1995, every recruiting class has made it to the Final Four once in its four-year cycle."
Woods vs. Nicklaus: "As Tiger continues to climb the sheer face of Mount Jack, only one question will really be left: If both were the same age, would Tiger really have thumped Jack?"
The conference headlines:
Hansbrough repeats as AP All-America
LENOX RAWLINGS of the Winston-Salem Journal: "Wait Over: Heels finally have shot at redemption
Dan Wiederer of the FayObserver - Carolina still the best bet
Tar Heels winning big -- or too big? : "While the lopsided wins indicate North Carolina (32-4) is playing extremely well heading into Saturday's national semifinal against Villanova (30-7), they don't guarantee success in the Final Four."
Don't bet against Lawson: "North Carolina hopes to hit the jacket when it heads to Detroit this weekend for the Final Four. Maybe Ty Lawson can show the Tar Heels how."
Making Amends: Heels say that loss to Kansas in semis last year still hurts: "Very little upsets easy-going Danny Green, but one memory has gnawed at him often in the last year. And he's ..."
Wall visits Duke, keeps Memphis first : "John Wall visited Duke on Sunday and learned a lot about the basketball program from Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski, but Memphis is still Wall's leader." This is also quite interesting....a kid with as many red flags around him as this one and Duke is hot and heavy on him? Perhaps the coaches know something we don't....perhaps he meets the supposed rigid academic requirement of the Basketball program....perhaps Coach K is feeling the heat and knows he needs a world class athlete to lead his charges. Perhaps.....
Duke gets proven commodity in Curry: "Future Duke wing Seth Curry might be as close to a sure thing as you can get in recruiting as a transfer from Liberty University."
Blue Devils land 4-star linebacker : "Duke has received a verbal commitment from Aramide Olaniyan, a highly touted junior linebacker/defensive end who picked the Blue Devils over a long list of strong suitors."
Wake Forest defense will have a new look next season after losing seven starters
Tracking the Terps: UM's $1 million promise fuels debate
Franklin received $1 million promise from Maryland
Virginia Tech spring football practice: Hokies back to work with high expectations
Clemson's Steele upgrades 'bandit' position
First-year defensive coordinator Kevin Steele prefaces most of his comments about Clemson’s new scheme by saying the defense wasn’t broken before — so it didn’t require a lot of fixing.
Purnell hints at shakeup : "In a nutshell, Oliver Purnell blamed defense for Clemson’s late-season basketball demise. Part of it had to with a drop off in intensity and focus."
Booker returns for final season
Wide receiver Melton making strides
DE Peters making case to start at tackle
Jimmy Johnson holds court at Hurricanes practice: "Former UM coach Jimmy Johnson was back on the sideline for spring practice, saying the current crop of Canes has `some tremendous talent.'"
FSU senior guard Toney Douglas named third-team All-American: "Add All-American to the already impressive resume Toney Douglas authored in his final season as a Florida State basketball player."
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