ACC tournament set for debut at Barclays Center


"They've got good big guys, but they don't score from the post all that well". The Heels are balanced, deep, and given the NCAA's looming sanctions, this could be their last shot at ACC tournament glory for a while.

And "The Field", which includes a hot Wake Forest team and a hard-luck Clemson outfit, is offered at 30/1. The Zags made relatively easy work of Saint Mary's during their two regular-season contests, but if the Gaels play anything like they did against BYU on Monday night, this one could be a barnburner. Lapidus led 5-2 in the opening set before Schmidt ran off the final 11 games of the match. Because of that, their action won't start until Thursday.

On Wednesday, Boeheim and the Syracuse Orange (18-13, 10-8) look for their first ever victory in the ACC tournament in Brooklyn, New York. You can check out the seedings and bracket below.

Already the subject of every-play scrutiny following a series of tripping incidents, Allen also received a technical foul for hitting defender Brandon Robinson in the head with an elbow while being fouled on a first-half drive.

Game 2: No. 15 Boston College vs.

Game 1 victor vs. In this round, we will have four matchups, with the next round being the quarterfinals.

Game 3: No. 11 Georiga Tech vs. So who comes out on top here? They can also be purchased at the door for $15 on game day. Give me UNC 80-69. Duke essentially used seven players in Chapel Hill and has five players averaging 29 or more minutes a game.

Watching the teams on the bubble should be fascinating.

Certainly, Duke rarely displayed the night-to-night consistency required to enter the postseason in the discussion as a clear title contender. We know how the Heels won the inside battle - Kennedy Meeks' and Isaiah Hicks' combined advantage of 65 pounds against Amile Jefferson and Jayson Tatum or Harry Giles (or whoever Coach K tried to play at powerless forward).

Losing to the Hokies probably stung the most - given Miami had just beaten Virginia Tech three weeks ago. Wake Forest and Georgia Tech have one each. "I think with a good draw, they certainly can". He is shooting.433 from the floor, .358 from the three-point line and.870 from the free throw line. While Villanova and Kansas are near locks for top spots (both have a 99 percent chance to grab a top seed), the rest, to some extent, need to win to edge out the competition.

Now we have reached the semifinals.

Louisville coach Rick Pitino grew up in NY and coached in the Big East twice, first with Providence. We understand who we represent and so do they. Maybe a neutral site will serve them better. That will shine forth here, and the Cavs will once again earn the win, winning 69-67. The last time these teams squared off, UNC pounded Virginia. So you better believe they will come in ready for this one. It has to be Duke-UNC, the best rivalry in college basketball. The Blue Devils have won ACC Tournament titles in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011 and 2013...

So the ACC brokered a deal with Barclays and the Atlantic-10, which has been holding its tournament at the home of the NBA's Nets, to bring its tournament to Brooklyn. The Tar Heels shot 51.5 percent against the Orange.

Luke Kennard finished with 28 points to lead the Blue Devils. Tell us in the comments!