North Carolina coach Roy Williams has spent months coaching, imploring, even begging his Tar Heels to play with more toughness and urgency.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Kalinoski beat the clock with a driving layup to cap a crazy comeback by No. 24 Davidson, and the Wildcats topped La Salle 67-66 in the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals on Friday.
No. 11 Notre Dame 70, Miami 63
No. 2 Duke turned another chance for revenge into a rout.
NO. 3 VIRGINIA 58, FLORIDA STATE 44
Roy Williams was fuming. The North Carolina coach ripped off his jacket and flung it into a chair in disgust.
GREENSBORO (AP) — Sheldon McClellan stepped up at both ends of the court and helped Miami win a game it absolutely could not afford to lose.
When Anthony "Cat" Barber is playing like this, North Carolina State is tough to beat.
Florida State 76, Clemson 73
North Carolina's players were in no mood for a repeat of last year's brief stay at the Atlantic Coast Conference, and they didn't want to watch Boston College's Olivier Hanlan have another big game against them.
Rachel Nasland struck out a career-high 11 batters and Notre Dame held off Campbell 4-3 Tuesday night at Amanda Littlejohn Stadium.
Robert Morris 66, St. Francis, Brooklyn, 63
Jalen Hudson is playing hard — and that earned Virginia Tech at least one more day at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Olivier Hanlan came through with another big moment at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, keeping Boston College alive for one more game while giving Georgia Tech another painfully familiar finish.
Wofford coach Mike Young knew the Terriers had no room for error when they arrived in Asheville for the Southern Conference championship.
Harnett Central products Brian Taylor and Heath Bowers (3-0) helped Campbell University extend their winning streak to 10 games last week as the Fighting Camels picked up wins over Elon 12-1 and William & Mary 10-6 and 8-5 before sweeping Bowling Green 4-2, 9-4 and 4-2.
BOSTON (AP) — For Boston College coach Jim Christian and Wake Forest's Danny Manning, their first regular season in the Atlantic Coast Conference has finally come to an end.
When No. 2 Notre Dame needed her most, Jewell Loyd once again did it all.
North Carolina State closed its regular season in satisfying fashion, rolling to an easy conference win that will help firm up an already solid-looking NCAA Tournament resume.
Campbell senior pitcher Heath Bowers collected a school record 15 strikeouts and the Fighting Camels (11-2) won their eighth game in a row, 4-2 over Bowling Green (3-4), Friday at Jim Perry Stadium.
Gardner-Webb 72, High Point 71, OT
No. 10 Louisville's first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament game lasted longer than it probably should have.
This is supposed to be the time when all talk around No. 3 Duke and Mike Krzyzewski focuses on the rivalry matchup with North Carolina, another Atlantic Coast Conference title chase and earning a possible No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
No. 16 Duke 77, Wake Forest 68