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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/ 4/2011

Morning links: ACC basketball a target for ridicule?

By Matt Bonesteel

Good morning.

Lenox Rawlings of the Winston-Salem inspired the somewhat inflammatory headline at the top of this post with this story, in which he writes: "The former giant among basketball leagues has become a gigantic target for ridicule."

It certainly doesn't help that Wake Forest, one of the worst ACC teams in recent memory, resides in Rawlings's delivery area. The Terrapins host the Demon Deacons on Saturday at 1 p.m. (WDCA-20 in D.C. area, WNUV-54 in Baltimore).

ESPN's Eamonn Brennan summarizes the debate that's swirling about how the selection committee should be judging teams. An interesting read.

Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn says one of eight teams will win the NCAA tournament. One of them is Duke, and another is Georgetown.

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 4, 2011; 10:15 AM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Comments

Matt,
Quick question for you or one of our fellow bloggers; how many NCAA D-I universities have won both a national championship in both football and basketball?

Posted by: generalike | February 4, 2011 12:18 PM | Report abuse

I can name two - Maryland and Florida

Posted by: fushezzi | February 4, 2011 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I don't think the ACC is a target for ridicule. Wake is no worse than Auburn of the SEC, DePaul of the Big East, Texas Tech of the Big 12, Oregon State of the Pac-10, or Iowa from the Big Ten. Wake is not a good team, but it's no better or worse than other major conference celler dwellers.

Posted by: Russtinator | February 4, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, and UCLA all have titles in both as well.

It's when you add women's basketball to the equation when Maryland reaches rarified air.

Posted by: Russtinator | February 4, 2011 1:50 PM | Report abuse

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