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Live Blog: #3 Notre Dame vs. #5 UNC at ACC Tournament

Augusta Free Press is courtside at the 2015 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The tournament final pits #3 seed Notre Dame (28-5, 16-4 ACC) and #5 seed UNC (24-10, 13-7 ACC). The opening tip is set for 8:30 p.m.


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Video: Highlights of UNC win over top seed UVA in ACC Tournament

The 5th-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels knocked off top seed UVA 71-67 in Friday night’s semifinal of the New York Life ACC Tournament.


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Here we go again: Media love for UVA basketball

From the dumb reporter notebook: A Carolina beat writer asked UNC coach Roy Williams if teams have figured out UVA, which has lost two of three after starting the season 28-1. Ol’ Roy doesn’t suffer fools.


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Notebook: Inside #3 UVA loss to #19 UNC in the ACC Tournament

Strategy on threes in the final minute: Down three in the final minute, UVA shot threes on consecutive possessions, a miss on a good look by Justin Anderson with 33 seconds left, and then a miss from the top of the key by Malcolm Brogdon with 19 seconds left.


UNC O > UVA D: How did the Heels eviscerate the Pack-Line?

North Carolina put out a nice blueprint for teams in the NCAA Tournament bracket with third-ranked UVA to follow: you can beat Virginia in a nailbiter if you can do something that nobody had done since November 2010.


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Press Conference: UNC after upset of top seed UVA in the ACC Tournament

UNC coach Roy Williams and players Justin Jackson and Marcus Paige talk with reporters after the Heels’ win over top seed UVA in the 2015 ACC Tournament.


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#5 UNC upsets #1 UVA, 71-67, in ACC Tournament

Top seed UVA narrowed a 13-point second-half UNC to one on two different occasions in the final three minutes, but the fifth seed Heels held on for a 71-67 win on Friday in the ACC Tournament semifinals.


Live Blog: #1 UVA vs. #5 UNC at the ACC Tournament

Augusta Free Press is courtside at the 2015 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The first game of Friday’s semifinals pits #1 seed UVA (29-2, 17-2 ACC) and #5 seed UNC (23-10, 13-7 ACC). The opening tip is set for 7 p.m.


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UNC: More focused on UVA offense than on the Pack-Line?

A reporter tried to get a sense of what UNC coach Roy Williams and guard Marcus Paige felt about what the 19th-ranked Tar Heels need to do to attack #3 UVA’s vaunted Pack-Line defense.


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Press Conference: Louisville coach Rick Pitino after loss to UNC in ACC Tournament

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino talks briefly with reporters after the Cardinals’ 70-60 loss to UNC in the 2015 ACC Tournament.


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Press Conference: UNC after win over Louisville in ACC Tournament

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams and players Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige talk with reporters after the Heels’ 70-60 win over Louisville in the 2015 ACC Tournament.


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#5 UNC clamps down on D, ousts #4 Louisville, 70-60, in ACC Tournament

Fifth seed UNC trailed 37-32 at the half, but the Tar Heels’ D put the brakes on #4 seed Louisville in the second half to lift Carolina to a 70-60 win in the quarterfinals of the 2015 ACC Tournament.


Live Blog: #4 seed Louisville vs. #5 seed UNC in the 2015 ACC Tournament

Augusta Free Press is courtside at the 2015 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The second game of Thursday’s quarterfinals pits #4 Louisville (24-7, 12-6 ACC) and #5 seed UNC (22-10, 12-7 ACC). The opening tip is set for 2:30 p.m.


ACC Tournament Thursday: What to Watch For

Five ranked teams will be in action on Thursday in the 2015 ACC Tournament quarterfinals, including #2 Duke and #3 UVA.


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Press Conference: Boston College after UNC loss in ACC Tournament

Boston College coach Jim Christian and point guard Olivier Hanlan speak with reporters after the Eagles’ 81-63 loss to UNC in the 2015 ACC Tournament.


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#5 UNC dominates second half, tops #12 Boston College, 81-63, in ACC Tournament

Fifth seed UNC broke open a tight first half with a 14-5 run that closed out the first 20 minutes, and held off a couple of Boston College second-half charges to top the 12 seed, 81-63, on Wednesday in the second round of the ACC Tournament.


Live Blog: UNC vs. Boston College in the 2015 ACC Tournament

Augusta Free Press is courtside at the 2015 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The second game of Wednesday’s second round pits #5 seed UNC (21-10, 11-7 ACC) and #12 seed Boston College (13-18, 5-14 ACC). The opening tip is set for 2:20 p.m.


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ACC Tournament Wednesday: Today’s Storylines

Can Virginia Tech live another day at the ACC Tournament? Yes, the Hokies can, but they’re going to need another big effort from Jalen Hudson.


ACC Tournament Wednesday: What to Watch For

You didn’t think the first round of the 2015 ACC Tournament was going to be worth your time. Then you saw two one-point games that played to the final buzzer.


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UVA women’s lacrosse comes up short to UNC

The No. 8 UVA women’s lacrosse team (3-3, 0-2 ACC) fell 10-7 at No. 2 North Carolina (6-1, 1-0 ACC) on Saturday (March 7) at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.


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ACC Power Rankings: UVA, Duke separate from the pack

When the national polls are updated on Monday, UVA and Duke will be ranked two and three, and the Cavs and Blue Devils enter the final week of the regular season safe bets for #1 national seeds.


Businesses: Join AFP at the 2015 ACC Tournament

Augusta Free Press will be courtside at the 2015 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, and your business can reap the rewards.


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ACC Power Rankings: It’s still UVA’s conference

Second-ranked UVA remains atop the ACC standings without star guard Justin Anderson, improving to 5-0 without the junior All-America candidate with a pair of wins this week, Pitt and Florida State.


ESPN knows what college basketball needs: Don’t believe the hype

Let’s do a blind taste test on stats from three ACC teams in ESPN college basketball games this week. Just for fun, you know, no other reason.


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ACC Basketball: ‘Hoos on top?

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham breaks down the race for the regular-season title in the ACC with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va. Second-ranked UVA seems to have a firm grasp on the top seed, but #4 Duke is lurking not too far in the background, with Notre Dame, UNC and Louisville all still in contention.


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ACC Power Rankings: UVA holds onto top spot, for now

The race for the top seed in the 2015 ACC Tournament is a little less jumbled heading into the final three weeks of the regular season.


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ACC Power Rankings: UVA stranglehold on #1 seed slipping through broken pinky?

Second-ranked UVA left the floor Saturday night after dispatching #8 Louisville with a two-game lead on the rest of the ACC. But the stranglehold that the Cavs would seem to have on the regular-season race could be slipping through the broken left pinky of second-leading scorer Justin Anderson.


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Notebook: Inside #3 UVA win at #13 UNC

UVA power forward Anthony Gill had looked quite human in the weeks since his dominant 25-point, 13-rebound effort in an 83-72 win over Davidson on Dec. 30, averaging just 7.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds on 39 percent shooting in ACC play.


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Press Conference: UNC coach Roy Williams on loss to #3 UVA

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams talks with reporters after #13 UNC lost at home, 75-64, to third-ranked UVA on Monday night.


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Slow way: UVA beats North Carolina at its up-tempo game

Third-ranked UVA did to a good, not great, but good, UNC team in Chapel Hill what it’s done all season long, making those final five minutes at home Saturday night look ever more like the aberration.


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ACC Power Rankings: Everybody’s beating everybody

Now it’s getting hard to make sense of where things stand in the ACC, at the top, in the middle, even at the bottom.


JMU women’s lacrosse suffers season-opening 13-9 loss at #2 North Carolina

Despite a career-high four goals from sophomore midfielder Leah Monticello (Forest Hills, Md./North Harford), the James Madison women’s lacrosse team dropped a hard-fought 13-9 decision to second-ranked North Carolina on Sunday afternoon at Fetzer Field in the 2015 season opener for both teams.


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Breaks in the Pack-Line? Duke pushes pace, attacks UVA D from perimeter

UVA scored the opening basket 2:18 in Saturday night, on a tip-in by Darion Atkins. Before the Hoo Crew showered the stands with orange and blue streamers, Duke guard Quin Cook had already answered, four seconds later, with a driving layup.


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Game Notes: #2 UVA basketball on the road at #13 UNC

No. 2 UVA (19-1, 7-1 ACC) plays at No. 13 North Carolina (17-5, 7-2 ACC) in ACC action on Monday (Feb. 2). Tipoff at the Dean E. Smith Center is scheduled for 7 p.m.


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ACC Power Rankings: Movers, shakers in ACC Basketball

Nearing the midpoint of the 2015 ACC basketball conference season, the trends that we’d been seeing in the first couple of weeks of conference play are starting to shake out.


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ACC Power Rankings: No bottom feeders here?

Syracuse was 4-0 in the ACC heading into its matchup on Saturday at Clemson, which had just been pasted by #2 UVA in Charlottesville and was 1-3 in ACC play going in.


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Video: #15 UNC tops Virginia Tech, 68-53

Virginia Tech traveled to Chapel Hill to take on #15 UNC in a Sunday night match-up. Justin Jackson led the Tar Heels with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists as North Carolina improves to 14-4 on its season by earning the victory 68-53.


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ACC Power Rankings: Deeper than we’d thought

Going into the start of ACC play last weekend, it looked like it was really a tale of two conferences: Duke, UVA and Louisville in the one, and everybody else in the other.