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The ACC’s battle royal of a regular season has ended. All 12 of the teams, their handlers, cut men and UCF officials convene in Greensboro. The final seedings and even the identity of fourth team with a Thursday bye was not decided until the last minute of the last game Sunday night. Ratings for the […]
As usually happens this time of year, the NCAA has decided to conduct a basketball tournament. Once again, that august body’s Selection Committee closeted themselves in a luxury hotel, not emerging until they had thoroughly screened and vetted both the potential teams and room service options. We have the Final Sixty-Five. The NCAA Tournament will […]
When last week began,  there appeared to be three ACC teams chasing perhaps two spots in the NCAA Tournament. Five losses in six games later, the chances of the conference placing more than half its membership roster in the Big Dance have gotten considerably more remote. A Lawrence Welk show had fewer popping bubbles. Virginia […]
04/07/08 It was a short Final Four for Carolina. A funny thing happened to this Tar Heels team on their way to adding their own banner to the seemingly dozens of championship ones draped around the rafters of Dean’s Dome. Specifically, Kansas happened. Yikes! My bracket picks of Carolina meeting UCLA in the Final Two […]
On the Outs 03/17/08 Quick, who won the NIT last year? I would have to look it up, too. After Sunday’s NCAA Selection Show, the No Interest Tournament garnered quite a bit more in this neck of the woods. Let the shouts of ‘We’re Number 66’ begin. Roughly twenty-seven hours after Tyler the Good shot […]
Blue Hades 02/18/08 Well, that was ugly. The Virginia Tech basketball team traveled to Dean’s Dome last Saturday. It was a bruised and battered group of Heels and toes awaiting the rested Tech team in Blue Heaven. How did things work out? Not too good. Tech responded to some early adversity provided by a fired-up […]