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Maybe I’m just being selfish, but there’s a chance we get to see two huge "threequels this weekend. Syracuse/Duke III on Saturday, and Duke/UNC III for the championship on Sunday. I’ve never seen the 15-501 rivalry in person before, so that’ what I’m rooting for.
The odds are not in Syracuse’s favor to secure a no. 1 seed, but even advancing to the ACC Championship game would lock SU in for a no. 2 seed. Win it, and SU might just find itself atop the East Region like it has yearned for all year.
"We’re going to be real smart with [Eskridge] this spring and see what these other guys can do," Shafer said.
SU's vaunted 2-3 zone may not create as much separation (i.e., a large scoring-margin differential), but it has led to something far more important, says this reader: Wins.
"I didn't know what to do," Galasso said. "It's my first goal in a while. We were watching it on film and we got up to the goal and Coach (John Desko) stopped it. I jumped up with my hands in the air. The whole team was laughing."
Orr's Bowling Green teams went 101-121 in his seven seasons at the school. The Falcons were 54-60 during regular season Mid-American Conference play.
eat writers Stephen Bailey, Trevor Hass and David Wilson offer their predictions for the ACC tournament.
Saturday’s North Carolina/Duke men’s college basketball game earned 3.5 million viewers on ESPN, up 26% from last year (2.8M), but down 18% from 2012 (4.2M). The game ranks as the fourth-most viewed college basketball game of the season on ESPN, trailing only the two Duke/Syracuse games and Michigan State/Kentucky in December.
"People have been too quick to swing the pendulum away from Syracuse because of this little speed bump," studio analyst Seth Davis said. "Let's see what they do at the ACC Tournament. I still think they're a Final Four team."