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Zion named Naismith Player of the Year,Barnes named Naismith Coach of the Year

Duke Freshman Forward Zion Williamson was named the Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year.Williamson averaged twenty-three points and nine rebounds in what will most likely be his lone season in Durham.

Tennessee Head Coach Rick Barnes was named the Naismith Coach of the Year after leading the Vols to a 31-6 record,and a Sweet 16 berth.

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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

I know we didn’t go out on a high note but thank you for all four years of your career Kenny and Luke.Thank you for two years Cam.Thank you for coming and bringing competetiveness every day for four (or two years in Cam’s case) and a national championship in 2017.We UNC fans will never forget 2015-2019.

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The ACC didn’t just get three number one seeds,they got the top three overall seeds

The ACC did everything that needed to happen to get three number one seeds.That is the first time that has happened since 2009,when the Big East did it with Pittsburgh,Louisville,and UConn.The ACC did it by Duke winning the ACC Tournament (and getting the number one overall seed),Virginia didn’t have to do anything as they were locked in to the one line (but made it to the ACC semifinals,thus locking up the number two overall seed),and North Carolina made it to the ACC semifinals before losing to Duke for the first time this season (and became the third overall number seed).The reason they were the top three overall seeds is because of the body of work and their strength of schedule.

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So…could the ACC really get three number one seeds?

The ACC has three of the country’s top teams however you slice it.2.Virginia led by hot shooting Kyle Guy and a versatile Forward De’Andre Hunter,3.North Carolina led by Freshman Point Guard Coby White’s scoring and Cam Johnson and Luke Maye’s versatile play, and 4.Duke led by the phenoms that are Wings RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish,a defensive stopper of a Point Guard in Tre Jones,and the most dominant player in college basketball in Forward Zion Williamson,who should come back from a mild knee sprain for the ACC Tournament in Charlotte on Thursday.Let’s take a look at each team and what needs to happen to get themselves a one seed.

2.Virginia-The top seed in the ACC and the number two team in the country,have already clinched a one seed according to the NCAA College Basketball guru Andy Katz.Now to get the top overall seed,they need to win the ACC Tournament and have Gonzaga lose in the WCC Tournament (a team that has already clinched a one seed according to Katz).

3.North Carolina-North Carolina needs to win on Thursday to get to a likely rematch with Duke in the ACC Semifinals.If they lose on Wednesday,they need Michigan State,Kentucky, and Tennessee all to lose in their respective conference tournaments.If the Heels get to the ACC Tournament Championship they are almost guaranteed a one seed no matter what happens in Charlotte on Saturday.

4.Duke-Duke will get its superstar back in Zion Williamson back for their ACC Tournament Quarterfinal game.They need to win the ACC Tournament to guarantee themselves a one seed.Duke should at least get to the ACC Semifinals,which will most likely be a third game versus North Carolina,and if they should lose that game losses by Kentucky,Tennessee,and Michigan State would give them a shot at the last one seed.

The ACC should get at least two one seeds with Virginia definitley being one of them with North Carolina having a better shot after their win over Duke yesterday.

So here the arguments are,please tell me in the comment section how many one seeds the ACC will get a week from now on Selection Sunday.

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Senior Guard Kenny Williams steps up in North Carolina’s win over Duke,79-70

On Senior night,Senior Guard Kenny Williams scored a season-high eighteen points and Freshman Guard Coby White scored twenty-one points in 3.North Carolina’s win over 4.Duke.Duke wing RJ Barrett led the Blue Devils in scoring with twenty-six points in the loss.North Carolina,26-5 (16-2) ACC, clinched the regular season sweep of Duke (for the first time it feels like in forever) and will head into the ACC Tournament (Charlotte) as the two seed and a share of the ACC title with one seed and 2.Virginia.4.Duke,26-5 (14-4) ACC), goes into the ACC Tournament as the three seed and a chance to meet North Carolina for a third time in the ACC Semifinals next Friday.Duke lost Sophomore Forward Marques Bolden to an injury on a failed block attempt on UNC Forward Garrison Brooks.Duke Freshman Forward Zion Williamson missed his sixth straight game with a mild knee sprain and the Blue Devils have fallen to a five hundred record of three and three without him in the lineup.Williamson should be ready for the ACC Tournament next week.Duke will fall down from a one seed most likely and North Carolina will become a number one seed after this game.

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Zion reportedly out for Duke-UNC,My Prediction for Duke-UNC 2

Duke Freshman Forward Zion Williamson has been ruled out for his sixth straight game by the team.

ACC Standings (Top Three) going into Saturday ()=Overall Ranking ()=Conference Record
1.(2) Virginia 27-2 (15-2) ACC (Head to Head win over North Carolina)
2.(3) North Carolina 25-5 (15-2) ACC
3.(4) Duke 26-4 (14-3) ACC

Prediction:The North Carolina bigs (Garrison Brooks and Luke Maye) should have another good game against the Blue Devils.Both should have at least ten points and seven rebounds.Nassir Little should be a the x-factor, and if he can defend RJ Barrett,the Heels should have the edge.Duke Freshman wing RJ Barrett,though,should be the ultimate x-factor in this game,and if he leads Duke well with a thirty point,ten rebound game I don’t see this being an easy one for the Tar Heels.Predicted Score:North Carolina 76,Duke 74

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Zion’s injury overshadows spectacular win for North Carolina,88-72

Duke Forward and the number one NBA prospectZion Williamson’s shoe blew out just around a half minute in to the rivalry game between 1.Duke and 8.North Carolina which led to a grade one sprained right knee,espn reports.Carolina Forwards Luke Maye (30 pts,15 rebs), Garrison Brooks (14 pts,8 rebs) and Guard-Forward Cam Johnson (26 pts,4 assts,7 rebs) led the UNC Tar Heels to easily the best game they’ve played all season.Duke was led in scoring by Guard-Forward R.J. Barrett (33 pts).

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College Basketball Saturday Review 5:Duke out-shoots Virginia

Hot-shooting Duke defeats Virginia 81-71.Marquette edged Villanova,North Carolina survived a scare from Miami,Clemson upset Virginia Tech,Kansas defeated Oklahoma State,Ole Miss defeated Georgia,Kentucky survived a scare from Mississippi State,Arkansas lost to South Carolina,and Michigan defeated Wisconsin.

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College Basketball Saturday Review 4:A day of upset and revenge (and what we expected to happen)

9.North Carolina got revenge on Louisville,with a win in 15.Louisville,79-69.Luke Maye scored twenty points and added eleven rebounds,adding another double-double to his name.

19.LSU was upset by Arkansas,90-89.Arkansas held an eighteen point lead at a point,last the lead,and got it back.LSU had three chances at a game winner.Arkansas Center and NBA prospect Daniel Gafford scored twenty-three points and added eight rebounds.Duke crushed St. John’s 91-61,Indiana upset Michigan 79-75,Virginia Tech held NC State to twenty-four points,while only scoring forty-six themselves, and Tennessee and Virginia survived tests versus Texas A&M and Miami respectively.

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College Basketball Saturday Review 3:SEC-Big 12 Challenge highlights a big day in college hoops

Kentucky grinded out a win over Kansas 71-63,with forward Reid Travis leading the way with eighteen points and twelve rebounds.Other games in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge included Texas Tech’s edging of Arkansas 67-64,Iowa State’s thirteen point win over Ole Miss,and Tennessee’s blowout of West Virginia.In other games Duke survived a scare from Georgia Tech and Virginia blew out Notre Dame in the ACC.