ACC Tournament notes: Guy driving force for No. 1-ranked Cavaliers

  • ACC Tournament notes: Guy driving force for No. 1-ranked Cavaliers

ACC Tournament notes: Guy driving force for No. 1-ranked Cavaliers

It's unusual to see that their points per game totals have only gone up by less than a point from last season to this. In fact, they talked on the phone early Sunday morning, and Davis predicted the two teams would play. Running her best 800 meters of the season up to that point in 2:08.27, she brought her team into second before making the final baton exchange.

Virginia is part of the old-guard ACC, but has still always found itself frustrated with North Carolina being the main focus of the ACC. Virginia slows it way down. Though the Tar Heels knew what to expect, defending for 30 seconds takes a toll.

They led for 39 minutes, 6 seconds, dictating the flow and forcing North Carolina to play at their preferred pace. The Cavaliers are so disciplined. UCLA (21-11) matched Arizona almost shot for shot, tying the game with about 5 minutes to go. The Cavaliers know when to take the jumper or attack the hoop.

From 1954-71, there was only one non-North Carolina champion. That's playing right into Virginia's hand. "Those are heartbreakers. Davidson is a heck of a team, so everyone says, well this team won and steals a bid, this and that".

Alpha Diallo had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Kyron Cartwright added 19 points to lead Providence (21-13).

Joe Harris is a proud University of Virginia alum, so he was ecstatic to see his Cavaliers win the ACC Tournament in his backyard at Barclays Center.

Lynch pitched seven scoreless innings, yielding three hits and two walks while striking out seven.

The Cavaliers have yet to surrender more than 68 points in a contest. The rest of the players get back into transition. The Blue Devils lost to the Tar Heels in the ACC Tournament semifinals on Friday night. Transition points. Kenny Williams has been on a tear lately, knocking down points off of pushing up the court. And Berry isn't about to back down, not with his college career down to its final games.

The Cavaliers played defense with their offense, turning the ball over just four times and allowing the up-tempo Tar Heels only two fast-break points. "When you put that with our system and how we play defense and everything, it's a special team".

Duke (26-7) has one of the nation's most talented rosters, led by senior guard Grayson Allen and dynamic freshman big man Marvin Bagley Jr.

History is not on Virginia's side.

Virginia's only ACC Tournament crowns came in 1976 and 2014. However, Virginia struggled to keep North Carolina forward Luke Maye off the scoreboard, as he picked up 15 points in the first half and converted on all three of his three-point attempts. As insane as that sounds having a team with nine losses be in a position to land a spot on a top line. This time there was instant questioning about why Oklahoma and Syracuse made the field and Notre Dame, USC and Oklahoma State did not. Louisville, with an Rating Percentage Index ranking of 39 became the highest-rated team in the RPI to miss the tournament, backing the concept the selection committee would look more heavily at other factors. Virginia was more than likely a lock to be the number one overall seed.

Villanova lost in the second round to Wisconsin last year and has advanced past the opening weekend twice in nine years.