The ACC had 7 mens teams when the NCAA tournament started but now they are down to one team remaining in the Sweet 16.Â The North Carolina Tar Heels are the only team left andÂ it is not a huge surprise that the Heels are still there, but what about the other ACC teams?Â How is it that the ACC got blind-sided and all the men are now at home with their seasons’ complete?
At least we have three mens teams left in the NIT(Clemson, Florida State, and N.C. State).Â The women on the other hand are battling it out again tonight with 3 of the big four womens clubs still in theÂ hunt.
Duke, North Carolina, and N.C. State all have their womens teams remaining in the NCAA tournament.Â Maryland is still chasing dreams of a second national title.Â The women are out-lasting the men.
Are the men seeing their basketball product being watered down by all the movement to the NBA?Â What has happened to the ACC men?Â There was plenty of talk swirling around about Duke,Â Virginia Tech, Virginia, Georgia Tech, Maryland, and Boston College.Â They are all finished and it is up to the women and the men in the NIT to carry on and if North Carolina is able to make it the NCAA finals we will be watching Brandon Wright and Tyler Hansbrough for a final time and then they will be on to the NBA and who knows Ty Lawson may jump ship too if he continues to have a good tournament.
Tuesday’s News and Record(www.news-record.com) showed the projections of who might be gone on the college ranks and there may be quite a few players on the way to the NBA.
The women are taking over and if you don’t watch out they may be playing the Womens Final Four in the Greensboro Coliseum in the near future.Â When Brad or Chris Daugherty puts on the free concert downtown then you know something big is about to happen and the women are nowÂ taking over the city and at least the ACC will still have a shot at the National Championship.