City of Greensboro Vanquishes Jim Boeheim

"I think the committee, from what I've gathered through my years, is looking for teams that can win games in the tournament", Boeheim, who plans to retire after the 2017-18 season, said. But Boeheim went a little deeper and commented specifically about the tournament's longtime home in Greensboro, North Carolina.

In his Bracket Watch column prior to Wednesday's game, FOX Sports' Stewart Mandel had Syracuse as one of his last four teams into the tournament with the caveat that the Orange might be in with one ACC tourney win and that he'd feel much better with two. Krzyzewski, unlike Boeheim, understands as well as anyone the true value of playing in the city while also appreciating both the potential and pragmatism of this two-year visit to NY. "Other conferences are talking about getting 60 percent of their teams in the tournament". Kennard was 1-for-9 from the field in the first half but 8-for-11 in the second to finish with 20 points. Marcquise Reed's 3-point play with 2:51 left cut Duke's lead to 69-68 and got the small contingent of Tiger fans, plus any Duke haters in the crowd, pumped up.

I'm saying all that because I don't give a shit.

In the Big East, Xavier beat DePaul 75-64 in the opening round, a win that keeps the Musketeers alive and sends them to face Butler, a win that would certainly impress the committee.

"Where would you want to go to to a tournament for five days?" The only reason they play there is because the league offices are there, it's always been there and there are like 150 people who like to have meetings.

"I think we've overachieved with so many young guys", Larranaga admitted.

Boeheim expounded upon his slight of the city, comparing the future of the ACC with the Big Ten, which chose to bring its conference tournament to Madison Square Garden for the first time in 2018.

This is a solid, solid burn from an official city account. It's business, good business sense.

"They all say it's a business", Boeheim said.

Oh, and the City of Greensboro fired back. Washington and Atlanta are possibilities to bid for those tournaments should they become available.

"I separate the ACC tournament and the NCAA tournament and don't ever consider it a continuation", he said.

"I'm the head of the snake", Gillon said. "I just wish we could have kept the family together".

On the season, Miami basketball is averaging 70.2 points, 36.4 rebounds and 12.0 points per game. Xavier had a late-season six-game losing streak that followed the loss to a knee injury of point guard Edmond Sumner.

"You get used to the rims, get used to the court and the atmosphere", he said.

  • Julie Sanders