Championship Sunday at the ACC Tournament is always a treat.
Through the years I have had the privilege to watch the likes of Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Dave Odom, and even the late Jim Valvano pace the sidelines at the ACC Tournament.
This year Roy Williams guided his Tar Heels to the title game. Carolina gave Miami all it wanted and then some. If Miami hadn't played well, Carolina would have taken home the school's 18th ACC Tournament championship.
But Shane Larkin was just too much to handle. P.J. Hairston did his very best, equaling Larkin's 28 points. The Canes got a little bit better play off the bench which proved to be the difference.
Miami should be a number one seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament. I'm writing this about two hours before the selection show. The word here in Greensboro is that Duke will be a number two seed.
Carolina heads to the NCAA's with more and more confidence with this smaller lineup.
"We have to play with passion on defense," former Kinston star Reggie Bullock told me after the game.
Another ACC Tournament is in the books. I have been fortunate enough to attend 27 of the last 28 ACC Tournaments and it's always a great time.
Best of luck to Miami, Duke, North Carolina, NC State and hopefully Virginia in "March Madness"!
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