Your UofL women are the winners of the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference championship, the best all season long. An unlikely match-up against either Boston College or Georgia Tech shouldn't present much of a challenge for Virginia, even though the Cavaliers only beat Boston College by just one point earlier in the season. No. 3 Miami, 9 p.m.
Top-ranked Virginia (28-2), who finished the regular season with a 17-1 conference record and a No. 1 ranking nationally, is off until noon Thursday before playing the Florida State/Louisville victor. North Carolina's offensive balance also will make them a tough match-up in the finals as well.
Virginia's Tony Bennett was selected coach of the year after guiding the Cavaliers to a No. 1 ranking and the top seed in this week's ACC tournament. Freshman guard Nicki Ekhomu, off the bench, recorded a career-high 18 points to accompany six rebounds and five assists. Virginia was undefeated against both of these teams in the regular season, beating Louisville twice and Florida State once earlier in the season. The Tar Heels (22-9, 11-7) enter the tournament having dropped two straight and will play the victor of No. 14 Wake Forest (11-19, 4-14) and No. 11 Syracuse (19-12, 8-10) Wednesday. The only other Duke player to receive a vote was Marques Bolden in the Sixth Man of the Year voting.
Hokies guard Devin Wilson received two votes in the balloting for ACC defensive player of the year, finishing fourth in that category. No. 2 Duke, 7 p.m.
Evans had his first double-digit scoring game since a toe injury that sidelined him at halftime of a loss to Baylor that started the skid when the Red Raiders (23-8, 11-7) were in sole possession of the Big 12 lead. Plus, the Cavaliers just look like a team with a date with destiny this season. The ACC Rookie of the Year balloting was more clear cut, with Bagley receiving 56 of the 57 votes cast. Bagley and Carter are a tough matchup for the 6-8 Maye.
Clarke, a Virginia Beach native, bounced back after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in February 2017 against U.Va.
The eight-team field includes Florida, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Butler, Stanford, Dayton and Middle Tennessee State.
The Tar Heels finished 28-5 that season, losing to Marquette 67-59 in the NCAA Tournament national title game. They were projected to finish last in the ACC by just about everyone, but they didn't win a single game in league play. Notre Dame's Matt Farrell, Virginia's Ty Jerome, Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie and N.C. State big man Omer Yurtseven rounded out the third team.
TAR HEELS' NEXT SHOT: North Carolina (22-9) went from the possibility of claiming the No. 2 seed by winning at Duke - and earning a double-round bye into the quarterfinals - to sliding into the No. 6 seed and opening play Wednesday against either Syracuse or Wake Forest.
Carter, a 6-10 259-pound forward was voted second-team All-ACC, and the All-Freshman team.
Duke is the second seed in the tournament after going 13-5 in the ACC this season. "I'm excited about the way we're playing", Keatts said after Saturday's win against Louisville.