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The Victory Formation:
This is the last ACC Tournament before the conference balloons to 15 teams next year with the additions of Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Notre Dame. This tournament has mostly been dominated by Duke over the last 15 years, but this season things are a bit different. The Miami Hurricanes, led by former George Mason coach Jim Larranaga captured their first ever regular season ACC title. Now they enter the Tournament as the hunted. Joining them as contenders to cut down the nets on Sunday are of course, Duke, as well as North Carolina, and over-hyped preseason favorite, North Carolina State. Last year’s winners Florida State have suffered through a mediocre year, and will be gone by Friday. 1. Miami (24-6, 15-3) The Hurricanes surprised everyone by starting off the conference season 13-0. They stomped Duke at home, beat North Carolina by double digits twice and looked like the clear best team in the conference. But towards the end of the season they began to fade a bit, and enter the ACC Tournament, losers of three of their last five, including an embarrassing home loss to lowly Georgia Tech. Larranaga has the Canes playing the type of ball Mason fans grew to [...]
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GREENSBORO, NC --- Duke didn't have energy Friday night. The Blue Devils said so themselves.
As a result, the No. 2 seed lost to No. 7 seed Maryland 83-74 in the quarterfinals of the 60th ACC Tournament, an event Duke had won in 10 of the previous 14 years.
"We just didn't come out with energy," Devils' sophomore point guard Quinn Cook said. "They came...
North Carolina P.J. Hairston started Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinal against Maryland despite an injury that has his left hand heavily wrapped.
Hairston had been a game-time decision. His middle and ring fingers were bound together with a splint and most of his hand was wrapped in bandages and tape.
He needed eight stitches to close a wound on his left hand...
Duke didn’t win the ACC’s regular-season basketball championship this season, finishing a game behind Miami, Fla., who secured its first conference crown. It’s the Blue Devils, however, who are the -175 opening favorites at Bovada to win their fourth ACC Tournament title in the past five years.
The Blue Devils lead the way with 19 ACC Tournament titles overall and only four...
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- P.J. Hairston injured his left (non-shooting) hand late in North Carolina's 83-62 win over Florida State in Friday's ACC Tournament quarterfinals. The sophomore required eight stitches between his middle and ring finger and his status moving forward is to be determined.
If Duke is the best team in the country they sure didn’t look like it on Friday night.
Duke’s ACC Tournament run was short lived and not a very good sign of things to come.
The Blue Devils came out flat, stayed flat and showed little to no intensity in its 83-74 loss to Maryland that ends its bid for an ACC Title and leaves many wondering if this is a team that can even make...
Head coach Mike Krzyzewski said his Duke team was beaten by a very hungry and unafraid group from Maryland.