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Instead of six, seven or eight bids to the NCAA basketball tournament, maybe the more logical total for the ACC would be three.<p><small><b>Other featured stories for 2/23:</b></small> <li><a href="" target=blank><b>An opportunity squandered </b></a>

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School Conference Overall
North Carolina 11-2 23-3
Wake Forest 10-3 22-4
Duke 9-4 19-4
Virginia Tech 7-6 14-10
Georgia Tech 6-6 15-8
Maryland 7-7 16-9
Miami 7-7 16-9
NC State 5-8 15-11
Virginia 4-9 13-11
Clemson 3-10 13-13
Florida State 3-10 11-16

"Technically, State still has some hope. But realistically, it's limited hope. After Tuesday, the Pack looks like a team marking time." - N&O's Caulton Tudor

Pack's hopes fading
Caulton Tudor * News & Observer
Instead of six, seven or eight bids to the NCAA basketball tournament, maybe the more logical total for the ACC would be three. Given Tuesday's developments in the RBC Center and at Maryland, where the Terps found a way to lose yet again to Clemson, it's difficult to argue that the league has a clearly defined middle echelon of near powers. Read More

An opportunity squandered
Ian Jester * Technician
Despite the absence of North Carolina star guard Rashad McCants, North Carolina dispatched N.C. State 81-71 on Tuesday night at the RBC Center, its fourth straight victory over the Wolfpack. With McCants, who missed the game to an intestinal disorder, and his 15.8 points per game still in Chapel Hill, Tar Heel point guard Raymond Felton helped carry the scoring load with a game-high 21 points, dishing out seven assists without a single turnover in the process. Read More

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