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NCAA Tournament Regional Preview: Midwest

(03/15/16 4:10am)

The No. 1 seed: Virginia (26-7, 13-5 in the ACC). Despite a loss to fellow top seed North Carolina in the ACC tournament final, the Cavaliers held onto a spot on the 1-line thanks to a dominant defense that allowed them to finish second in the ACC. Virginia was a perfect 15-0 at home—including wins against fellow the No. 1 seed Tar Heels and the South region’s No. 2 seed Villanova. Senior guard Malcolm Brogdon has improved as a 1-on-1 defender and has taken his offensive game to a whole new level this season, averaging 18.7 points per game. Big man Anthony Gill provides athleticism on the inside and is part of an experienced Cavaliers core that includes guard London Perrantes and center Mike Tobey. 

XFactor: Duke basketball vs Wake Forest

(03/01/16 6:49am)

After a lethargic effort in a 76-62 loss to Pittsburgh, No. 17 Duke hits the hardwood Tuesday to face Wake Forest hoping to regain its edge on both ends of the floor. The Blue Devils currently sit in a logjam of teams competing for a top-four seed in the ACC Tournament. The Blue Zone takes a look at one player from each team who could be the difference in the game:

Duke women's basketball routs North Carolina in statement win heading into ACC tournament

(02/28/16 9:53pm)

CHAPEL HILL—For the first 27 days of February, the Blue Devils had seemingly found every possible way to put their NCAA tournament hopes on life support. With five losses in the past seven games entering Sunday afternoon, Duke traveled down Tobacco Road to visit North Carolina, needing to make a statement.

With postseason hopes on the line, Duke women's basketball heads into Tobacco Road rematch trying to find footing against Tar Heels

(02/25/16 5:10am)

For each of the last 24 seasons, at least one member of the Tobacco Road rivalry has had a spot in the NCAA tournament. With both the Blue Devils and Tar Heels below .500 in ACC play, that streak hangs in the balance entering the teams’ regular-season finale.