Virginia is tournament's top seed for first time since 1981. Blue Devils, Tar Heels get seeds 3 and 4 for the 15-team field.
NCCU BASKS IN AFTERGLOW OF MEAC REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP
A whole bunch of folks saw NCCU's overtime win against Savannah State on ESPNU on Monday.
The victory allowed the Eagles to clinch their first Division I league title.
Guards Kayla McBride and Jewell Loyd represent the unbeaten Fighting Irish (29-0) on the first team. Duke had center Elizabeth Williams and guard Tricia Liston. They were joined by North Carolina guard Diamond DeShields, N.C. State’s Markeisha Gatling, Wake Forest’s Dearica Hamby, Georgia Tech’s Tyaunna Marshall, Florida State’s Natasha Howard and Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas.
None of the top teams will be playing in Wednesday’s opening round which pits No. 13 seed Clemson vs. No. 12 Virginia Tech (1 p.m., Fox Sports Carolinas), No. 15 Boston College vs. No. No. 10 Virginia (3:30 p.m., FSC) and No. 14 Pittsburgh vs. No. 11 Wake Forest (6:30 p.m., FSC). UNC opens play Thursday, Duke has a double-bye and opens on Friday.
Former Riverside star lifts N.C. State over Pittsburgh
Rion Brown scored 20 points and Miami pulled away to beat N.C. State 85-70 Saturday at PNC Arena.
Having already faced every other ACC opponent — including two games against N.C. State — the Tar Heels will face last-place Virginia Tech Saturday, March 1 at Cassell Coliseum (2:30 p.m., WRAL).
ACC Indoor Track Championships ... men's and women's tennis ... basketball ... women's lacrosse.
T.J. Warren’s actions on the court did the majority of his talking and yet they still weren’t enough to lift his Wolfpack to a much-needed victory that appeared so close to its grasp.
PAIGE'S BUCKET WITH 0.9 LEFT IN OT LIFTS UNC IN 85-84 COME-FROM-BEHIND THRILLER AT N.C. STATE
Marcus Paige hit a driving basket with 0.9 seconds left to cap a career night and help No. 19 North Carolina beat N.C. State 85-84 in overtime on Wednesday.
Paige finished with 35 points — 31 after halftime — and seven 3-pointers for the Tar Heels (21-7, 11-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their 10th straight. UNC needed every bit of that production to outlast the Wolfpack (17-11, 7-8) and league-leading scorer T.J. Warren, who had a career-high 36 points in a losing effort.
The Tar Heels were down 11 points in the first half and by six with 2 minutes left in overtime, but clawed back to win in a classic finish between nearby rivals.
After James Michael McAdoo scored with 30.5 seconds left to tie it, Warren had a chance to put the Wolfpack up two. But he went just 1 for 2 at the free throw line with 7.7 seconds left, setting the stage for Paige — whose team was out of timeouts — to drive the court and cut into the lane for a hanging layup over Warren for the lead.
N.C. State's final desperation heave wasn't close, sealing the Tar Heels' 16th win in 17 meetings.
Starters Leslie McDonald and Kennedy Meeks both suffered foot injuries over the weekend and may not be at full strength today when No. 19 UNC (20-7, 10-4 ACC) visits N.C. State at PNC Arena (8:06 p.m., WRAL)
Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford on Tuesday named 44 student-athletes who have been selected for the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, including three student-athletes who will receive the Thacker Award.
T.J. Warren scored 31 points to lead N.C. State to a 71-64 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday.
Tricia Liston scored 24 points and No. 7 Duke held on to beat No. 14 N.C. State 83-70 on Thursday night.
No. 7-ranked Duke (23-3, 10-2 ACC) will conclude a three-game homestand against its third straight top-14 ranked opponent Thurday (6:30 p.m., ESPN2) as the Blue Devils host 14th-ranked N.C. State (22-4, 9-3) in an ACC women’s basketball game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.