Malcolm Brogdon scored eight of his 19 points during a decisive second-half run and No. 12 Virginia clinched the top seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament by beating No. 4 Syracuse 75-56 on Saturday.
The controversial call in the waning seconds of Saturday's showdown between Syracuse and Duke was so close, at least in real time, that one veteran person in officiating management said he could see it being called either way.
Hasheem Thabeet's presence down low is giving opposing teams nightmares, as UConn continued to defend its No. 1 ranking. Meanwhile, Duke snapped out of its funk against Miami -- though it took the Blue Devils one half to do it.
Michael Lee had a shot at a game-tying 3 in the 2003 title game, but Hakim Warrick swatted it away. Five years later, Lee can't help but wonder (especially after Mario Chalmers' 3) what might have been, writes Dana O'Neil.