There might be seven ACC teams in the latest Bracketology, but aside from Duke, none is a legitimate threat to go deep. The gap between the best and second-best ACC team may be the league's widest disparity since 1985.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams said Wednesday there is a "huge, huge probability Ty Lawson will not play" in Thursday's NCAA tournament first-round game against Radford because of an injury to Lawson's right big toe.
We all know about UNC (loaded and lookingo for a national title) and Duke (returning all but one key contributor), but don't sleep on Miami. Yes, you may not be able to pick the Hurricanes out of a lineup, but they're for real, and the ACC knows it.
Quentin Thomas was largely an afterthought at UNC, until the Tar Heels lost their top two point guards. Then he was thrust into duty, and his growing confidence has now given UNC two dependable point guards, writes Heather Dinich.
North Carolina's win over Clemson in the ACC championship solidified the Tar Heels' No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament. It also paved the way to the championship game -- as long as UNC stays on Tobacco Road.
Duke and North Carolina are separated by eight miles, and the Blue Devils sure felt comfortable in the Smith Center on Wednesday. Making 13 3s and winning by 11 points will do that to you, writes Heather Dinich.