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Q/A with Torin Francis, former Notre Dame Center, High School All-American

Torin Francis was one of the highest rated recruits coming out of high-school, and became one of the top big men in Notre Dame history.  I caught up with him about his college and pro careers. ME: As a highly rated recruit, what other schools looked at you? TORIN: Being a McDonald’s All-American, I had the opportunity to choose almost

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ACC Awards and Tournament Predictions

A down year for what usually is college basketball’s most dominant conference has provided some interesting storylines thus far. Florida State has quietly crept into being a national powerhouse. UNC, despite having freshman sensation Cole Anthony, finished last in the ACC. And Georgia Tech finished fifth in the league, which is a surprise in its own. The regular season came

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CBB Best Bets: Saturday 1/11/2020

Saturday boasts yet another jam-packed college basketball slate. With no shortage of action, here are three games I see having betting value: #13 Louisville @ Notre Dame 2:00 p.m. ET ESPN Opening Spread: Notre Dame +3 Current Spread: Notre Dame +3.5 Projected Spread: Notre Dame +7 Since dropping two straight to Kentucky and Florida State, Chris Mack’s Louisville Cardinals looked

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Takeaways from the Crossroads Classic

For Indiana, basketball reigns supreme. The Crossroads Classic is a time for bragging rights when the top in-state schools come together to compete in the home of the Indiana Pacers. Indiana, Purdue, Butler, and Notre Dame programs with a combined 122 NCAA tournament appearances and 14 trips the to Final Four add that to Indiana’s five National Championships and the

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B1G/ACC Challenge Preview

The Big Ten faces off with the ACC in the 20th year of the challenge. The ACC currently leads the challenge in yearly wins, holding 12 compared to the Big Ten’s five, which is accompanied by three ties, one of which came last year. The event started with two games yesterday, with each of the two premier conferences winning one.

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ACC 2019-20 Season Preview

The ACC continued to be college basketball’s premier conference last season. The conference dominated the rest of division 1, finishing the regular season with five teams in the top 25. One of the ACC’s biggest selling points last season was the freshman talent. Duke brought in the best freshman class in college basketball history, with three of their five starters

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Who Will Win the ACC Tournament?

The ACC once again proved its dominance in college basketball in 2019. Going into the postseason, the ACC currently boasts three of the top five teams in the NCAAM, with an additional two in the AP top 25. Duke, Carolina, and Virginia repeated as top 3 in the ACC, with Virginia and UNC finishing in a virtual tie for the

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Jimmy V Classic Doesn’t Disappoint

Tuesday, December 4,  Madison Square Garden  Since 1995, ESPN has hosted the the Jimmy V Classic in honor of Jim Valvano and the V foundaation for Cancer research. Jim Valvano started the V foundation in 1993 to raise money for cancer research and to keep Jim Valvano’s words “Don’t give up, Don’t ever give up” true to everyone. Since 1995

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