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January 15, 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia’s lead was still 11, but N.C. State was trying to rally and a sense of unease was growing at John Paul Jones Arena. There were eight minutes to play, and the Wolfpack were on an 11-2 run.

For Devon Hall, that meant time to do something.

He got the ball on…

NC State Virginia Basketball

January 15, 2018

The Big 12 can stake a claim as the nation’s best conference. It has the top RPI rating, five teams ranked in the AP Top 25 and eight teams in the top 50 of the KenPom.com rankings.

The only problem: The teams have been beating up on each other since conference play started.

Big 12 teams have…

West Virginia Texas Tech Basketball

January 14, 2018

DURHAM — On one particular play on Saturday afternoon against Wake Forest, Marvin Bagley III was not going to be stopped.

During a still-close interval halfway through the first half, Bagley III signaled for, and got the ball, with good position under the basket.

And with a point…

Wake Forest Duke Basketball

January 14, 2018

DURHAM — During the last few minutes of the fourth quarter on Saturday, when Duke already had its game against Wake Forest wrapped up, a certain walk-on got a call from Demon Deacons coach Danny Manning.

And with that, Aaron Spivey made his Cameron Indoor Stadium debut.

“When he…

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January 09, 2018

Villanova needed just a week to reclaim its lost No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25. West Virginia waited a lot longer — nearly six decades, in fact — to get back to its position at No. 2.

Villanova returned to the top spot in Monday’s new poll after an upset-filled week that included…

Marquette Villanova Basketball

January 08, 2018

When first-year head coach Kevin Keatts and N.C. State toppled No. 2 ranked Arizona in November, impressive a win as it was, there was no rest or time for reflection.

The Wolfpack (11-5, 1-2 ACC) wrapped up that upset in the Bahamas after a 7 p.m. start and were back playing 15 hours later, an…

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January 08, 2018

ATLANTA — Nick Saban’s greatest rival, his most persistent foe, is human nature. So far, Saban is winning that matchup.

Alabama’s coach has his Crimson Tide back in the College Football Playoff national championship game for the third straight season. Alabama has won four national…

Championship Football

January 08, 2018

RALEIGH — There’s no questioning the talent or the offensive potential for No. 2 Duke with its star freshman class. Finding the defensive play to go with all that hasn’t been easy.

The Blue Devils allowed North Carolina State to shoot 55 percent after halftime in Saturday…

Duke NC State Basketball

January 06, 2018

It was the perfect defensive possession: three deflected passes causing three Maryville College inbounds passes, ending in a forced three-pointer at the shot clock buzzer that missed the rim and settled into a N.C. Wesleyan player’s hands.

It capped a 7-0 five-minute run to start the second…

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January 06, 2018

ATLANTA — When Kirby Smart returned to his alma mater, he already had a pretty good template for success.

He might as well have been wearing a wrist band with the letters “WWND.”

What Would Nick Do?

In just two short years, Smart has taken Georgia to the cusp of its first national…

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