Although much of the attention concerning the upcoming NCAA Tournament surrounds the favorites and brackets selections, a whole new breed of stars will undoubtedly be born during the competition
North Carolina basketball has accomplished a lot during the regular season, but their year will start to be defined this week in New York.
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College hoops rivals North Carolina and Duke resume their continual battle for Tobacco Road supremacy in Durham on Thursday, and figures to be another in the long line of historic battles between the two programs.
With sportscasters panting over the ACC as the hottest basketball conference at the end of the 2015-2016 season, the usual big brand names pulled in top prospects in men’s college hoops.
Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson gained a lot of momentum for the Heisman Trophy in the early and middle parts of the season, but unconvincing performances in losses to Houston and Kentucky have opened up the door for other contenders.
At No. 5 in the rankings, the Louisville Cardinals were right where they needed to be. That is, until Houston pulled off the upset in a dominating 36-10 win.
The Tar heels have been able to keep up a frenetic pace on offense so far this season. UNC has nearly cracked triple digits in all three wins early this year, led by Joel Berry II and Justin Jackson.
No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Michigan lost surprise games to unranked teams and No. 4 Washington couldn’t get it done against USC. Now the committee has the tough task of sorting through the mess of one-loss teams after Alabama.