There are 32 games on Thursday and Friday, one of the most exciting 48-hour segments on the sports calendar.
We won’t be able to get individual previews up for every game, but we’ll cherry pick some of the more compelling matchups during the tournament’s “second” round.
In this post, we preview the 7-10 matchup in the West Region between Billy Donovan’s Florida Gators and the 10th-seeded Virginia Cavaliers, led by one of the best players in America that too few people know about.
After crushing Duke in the season finale, North Carolina will be playing to maintain its grip on a one seed when the ACC Tournament tips off on Thursday.
If things go according to seed, the final will be the rubber match between UNC and Duke, but don’t count out a Florida State team that has summoned its share of late-game heroics throughout the season.
In episode #24 of The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast, host Andy Bottoms is once again joined by Rob Dauster of Ballin’ Is a Habit and NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk to discuss all the latest news and events in college basketball.
Things can change quickly at this stage of the season. At least that’s the explanation I’m using for the performances of a few of my “stock up” teams from last week.
The ACC now has 13 losses, Cal got dumptrucked by Missouri, Long Beach State lost immediately following their signature win, and Memphis went 1-2 in Maui just to name a few.
The possibility also exists that I am the kiss of death, so to fans of this week’s “stock up” teams, consider yourselves warned.