North Carolina is feeling its effects now, with three players battling flu-like symptoms heading into Wednesday's home game against Virginia.
Illness has bugged Pack, Tar Heels
You know what they're saying? North Carolina fans will become Duke fans Sunday night when Wake Forest takes the floor at Cameron Indoor Stadium. If you're a UNC fan, you're burning over the fact you don't get the Deacs in the Smith Center. Your chance to avenge that 95-82 loss at Winston-Salem on Jan. 15 won't happen unless the two meet in either the ACC or NCAA tournaments.
Dascenzo: Heels need a Duke win Sunday
Wake Forest, North Carolina and Duke are competing for the right to open March Madness in Charlotte. Because the tournament selection committee tries to keep higher-seeded teams close to home, there's a good chance two of those teams could end up in the Queen City.
Questions to Ponder
In four weeks, the field will be set for the NCAA men's basketball tournament. How many ACC teams will be included is a puzzler.
ACC counts on numbers