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    So far, here is how the postseason ACC teams have fared:

    1. Virginia -- advanced to Sweet 16
    2. UNC -- advanced to Sweet 16
    3. Duke -- barely advanced to Sweet 16, winning their second game by just one point over UCF.
    4. Florida State -- advanced to Sweet 16
    5. Virginia Tech -- advanced to Sweet 16, and will face Duke in that game.
    6. Syracuse -- bounced in their opening game by Baylor.
    7. Louisville -- bounced in their opening game by Minnesota
    8. NC State -- advanced to third round of NIT.
    9. Clemson -- advanced to second round of NIT, but lost to Wichita State.

    The excuses some made -- talking to you selection committee! -- that the ACC was nothing special this year and did not deserve but seven teams in the field, have run out. The ACC has placed five teams in the Sweet 16 of the Dance and another in the third round of the NIT, which is the equivalent of the Elite 8 of that tournament.

    The ACC didn't even get the most teams in the Dance! The Big 10 got that distinction and of their eight bids, just three teams are in the Sweet 16: Michigan, Michigan State, and Purdue. The SEC, Big-12, and ACC all received seven bids. The ACC of course has five teams in the Sweet 16. The SEC has four, including that pesky Auburn team who's marquee defeat by NC State just burrows deeper in the craw of the selection committee! The Big-12 has just one team left in Texas Tech. Now, in fairness to my largest single point, about the merits of the Power 5 conferences, all but two of the Sweet 16 teams are from the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big-10, Big-12, SEC, Pac-12)!

    ACC -- five
    SEC -- four (Tennessee, Kentucky, Auburn, LSU)
    Big-10 -- three (Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue)
    Big-12 -- one (Texas Tech)
    Pac-12 -- one (Oregon)


    The other two? Gonzaga and Houston!

    Now pound that, selection committee!

    Ken

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    The Final Four includes Virginia, Michigan State, Texas Tech, and Auburn!

    I hope someone is showing how NC State beat Auburn, and took Virginia to overtime, with the goal being to motivate the team to go all in during the offseason. With those returning who should, and more consistency from the perimeter, this team can achieve tremendous goal in 2019-20!

    Ken

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