North Carolina beats Miami 82-65 and gets Duke next at ACC

North Carolina beats Miami 82-65 and gets Duke next at ACC

Multiple Virginia basketball teams are dancing in the NCAA tournament, all from the western area of the state.

Fourth-seeded Auburn will open against No. 13 seed Charleston in San Diego.

Rick Barnes is heading back to where he spent a good chunk of his career. But Davidson's only hope was to win the conference tournament - and Stephen Curry's alma mater did just that.

Graham capped it with a fadeaway baseline jumper over Carter and an open 3 from the wing, forcing West Virginia coach Bob Huggins to call timeout with his team trailing 73-66 with 3:49 to go.

Dodge's final track and field state meet at West Carteret capped a wild two-month ride that saw her earn the N.C. High School Athletic Association Female Athlete of the Year award and the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship for academics and leadership. A 74-69 victory over Duke on Thursday night gave North Carolina the best-of-three series over their blood rivals and bragging rights that probably had more value than a tournament trophy.

The Wildcats won the American 10 Conference tournament with a 58-57 win over Rhode Island on Sunday.

Transition vs tempo. The Tar Heels, who average 71.3 possessions per game, love to push the pace.

Carolina has won six NCAA championships (1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2017) and made an NCAA-record 20 Final Four appearances. The 6-foot-9 forward grew by leaps and bounds during his time at Sprint Center, making the Jayhawks an even scarier proposition in next week's NCAA Tournament.

In 2014, they lost to a Michigan State in the Sweet 16.

That's good news for the first two rounds as they are unbeaten in the Roy Williams-era when they play the first two rounds in the state of North Carolina. The Friars feature a senior star in Kyron Cartwright and are hot, having beaten top-seed Xavier in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament before taking another No. 1 seed, Villanova, to overtime in the final.

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Oh, and Auburn is the No. 4 seed after earning the top seed in the SEC Tournament.

Notre Dame had a seven-game losing streak while preseason All-American Bonzie Colson was out injured and couldn't do enough by the time he returned. The Bearcats will get a chance to win their first conference tournament since capturing the Conference USA crown in 2004.

Louisville had a chaotic season mired by the firings of coach Rick Pitino and AD Tom Jurich amid the Federal Bureau of Investigation case.

"[We] got to celebrate with everyone afterwards", Harris said before adding, "We just went down on the court with them, hung out and watched them cut down the nets".

Oklahoma State beat Kansas twice and had victories against Texas Tech and West Virginia. "(Assistant) Coach (Steve) Robinson coached that part of the game.

It's a one-and-done format that often isn't fair and has proven to not be the best evaluator of how good or bad a coach is.

"It's been really hard getting here", he said after the win over ETSU.

The grinder's grinder has done yeoman's work in Moraga, but this is now the second time in three years that a lack of quality games in the non-conference portion of the schedule has kept Saint Mary's out of the NCAA Tournament.

The Atlantic Coast Conference posted nine teams in the 2018 NCAA field, most of any conference in the nation.