Virginia, as expected, secured at least a share of the ACC regular-season title Wednesday night via a 65-54 win over Georgia Tech. So Tony Bennett has now won three ACC regular-season titles in the past five years. For the purposes of comparison, consider that Duke's Hall of Fame coach, Mike Krzyzewski, hasn't won an ACC title since 2010. And he's the GOAT. And, yes, I know Bennett still hasn't taken Virginia to a Final Four. And I realize that's a negative bullet point attached to his name.
Michigan State secured at least a share of the Big Ten title with Tuesday's 81-61 win over Illinois while Rhode Island secured at least a share of the Atlantic 10 title with Tuesday's 95-93 overtime win at La Salle. Both are expected to turn those into outright titles later this week, which means at least two prominent conference races are going to go exactly as planned. MSU was picked to win the Big Ten. Now it's done it. URI was picked to win the A-10. Now it's done it.
What has been clear for a while became official Tuesday: Louisville will vacate its 2012 Final Four appearance and its 2013 national championship. So the Cardinals are suddenly one of just three programs to vacate multiple Final Fours. The others are Memphis and Michigan. Did the NCAA handle this correctly? Matt Norlander and I discussed that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.
@Nerd901Nick Thank you. That’s nice. And I hear you. But that doesn’t change the fact that I would ski straight into that fence and break something for sure. Hahaha. The pressure those Olympic athletes are under just seems like too much.
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Selecting a term
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