Atlantic Coast Conference
The Blue Devils (27-6) are the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference again over Maryland, the reigning tournament champion.
Talent trumps experience in the Atlantic Coast Conference, where several true freshmen are gaining on-the-job training during their first year out of high school.
…to the majority of the country, college football is only second to the National Football League.
Maryland ran past Wake Forest 82-60 on Thursday in the lopsided opening game of the ACC tournament.
Georgia Tech came up empty on a series of late possessions and tournament MVP Alyssa Thomas scored 29 points to lead No. 6 Maryland to a 68-65 victory in the ACC title game.
Tyler Zeller stood at midcourt with his fellow seniors and gave a wave to a roaring crowd after their final home game at North Carolina. It was a chance to say goodbye — and the moment the sixth-ranked Tar Heels could start thinking about Duke again.
The focus was on playing as a team, a mandate given by Maryland coach Mark Turgeon to a squad that previously displayed an inability to share the basketball.
Stefanie Yderstrom scored a career-high 26 points and Shenise Johnson added 20 to help sixth-ranked Miami rally to beat No. 8
Maryland coach Brenda Frese was delighted that Tianna Hawkins kept an accurate shooting touch while her fellow starters were struggling from the field.
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon would rather meet with mentor Roy Williams at a restaurant than on the basketball court.
Sylvia Crawley couldn’t remember a more difficult 15 minutes.
The Miami Hurricanes blew a 16-point second-half lead, gave up six points on a single possession, had two starters foul out and played the final 13 minutes with four guards. So it took them two overtimes to win.