College basketball's most storied conference begins a two-year run in New York City as the ACC tries to claim some ownership in the country's largest media market.
Give Pastner, in his first season at Georgia Tech, an "A" for hyperbole, but he's dreaming when he says "I don't know how 8-10 (in this ACC) doesn't automatically get you in the NCAA tournament".
"Lets go to NY and play as hard as we can and hopefully, they will let us stick around and play longer", said North Carolina head coach Roy Williams.
CU: Virginia Tech - "If they can keep shooting 83% from 3, over the course of 3 (potential) ACC tourney games, then they might be able to sneak away with the title".
Despite the defeat, Notre Dame snagged a coveted double-bye for the conference tournament.
Irish freshman Zoe Spence follows through on a shot during Notre Dame's 5-2 win over Purdue on February 22 at Eck Tennis Pavilion.
Overview: Wake Forest against Boston College on Tuesday has become an ACC Tournament tradition but this year one team actually has something to play for! He battled through two tightly-contested sets only to break through with an easy third-set tiebreak win. The Sprint Center is the second home for the Jayhawks, while Madison Square Garden is a short trip from Philadelphia.
7 p.m. - No. 11 Georgia Tech vs.
Defending national champion Villanova, Georgetown, St. John's and the rest of the new-look Big East is still holding court at the Garden, which is several subway stops away from Barclays. No. 14 Duke, Virginia Tech, Miami and No. 21 Virginia all look safely in the field, along with the top four ACC seeds. With a ton of one bid conferences already underway, the ACC will be the first conference that has at least three bids to start things off.
Tennis has been an escape for Boyden this season, as he recently learned his mother is undergoing her second bout with cancer.
Lexie Brown scored 16 points to lead the Blue Devils who made runs to pull closer during the game, including a 10-point surge to start the third quarter that cut the Irish lead to two points, 43-41. "He's gaining a lot of confidence and we love it when he plays like that". "That's what will help".
Syracuse and Miami tip off at noon on Wednesday.
2 p.m. - No. 10 Wake Forest vs. They are the 11 seed in the SEC's 11/14 game tomorrow. Georgia State will play the victor between Louisiana-Lafayette and Little Rock on Friday night.
With the Blue Devils dropping seven ACC games for a second straight season and failing to lock up a double bye in the conference tournament, many would immediately jump to the conclusion that the preseason No. 1 team in the nation never lived up to the hype. Florida State, West Virginia and Purdue are all sitting near the 4-seed line, while Notre Dame and Virginia may be the only others that deserve a case to be in the top 16.
Louisville (24-7, 12-6 ACC) - RPI: 3, KenPom: 8 - We really could have used Notre Dame beating Louisville last week.
Georgia Tech is also fighting for a chance at the NCAA tournament. The Blue Devils are also in North Carolina's half of the bracket. Oregon State (29-4) shot just 32 percent, made one shot in the fourth quarter, was held to a season low in points and lost for the first time since February 10.