Duke's Erin Mathias and UNC's Jamie Cherry were so eager to join the basketball craze in North Carolina's Triangle that they committed as high school freshmen. With NC State luring top recruits as well, the area is seeing an influx of talent.
Ted Sevransky gives his against-the-spread picks for Saturday's biggest college hoops games and a couple of under-the-radar matchups. To start out, he looks at whether Michigan can score a big road win against Indiana.
Joe Lunardi breaks down the projected 2013 NCAA tournament field based on returning players and incoming recruits and finds a lack of dominant teams at the top and plenty of teams that could jump up to secure a No. 1 seed.
Owen Spencer caught a tipped ball in the end zone for a touchdown on fourth down and T.J. Graham returned a punt 87 yards for another score to help North Carolina State rally past rival North Carolina 29-25 on Saturday.
Dennis Horner scored 25 points and Richard Howell's go-ahead layup with 8 seconds left barely beat the shot clock as North Carolina State defeated South Florida 58-57 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.