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Instant Analysis: No. 3 Notre Dame escapes

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Nothing like a little scare to get the tournament underway … unless you’re a Notre Dame fan, that is. With a 14-7 run as the clock ticked away, Northeastern had a chance to either tie or take the lead with less than a minute to play. But Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant tied up Northeastern’s Quincy Ford to force a turnover and seal a 69-65 win for the Irish.

The game was close throughout. Northeastern trailed by just four at the half in its first tournament appearance since 1991.

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An All-ACC Final Four?

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When looking at this year’s NCAA March Madness Tournament bracket, it’s hard not to automatically think Kentucky versus the field. Well … take these facts into consideration:

  • Indianapolis has hosted the Final Four seven times in the past and Kentucky has been in attendance one time … and lost.
  • The ACC has six teams in the field this year with an average seed of a little over 3.5. Yes, one conference with basically six 4-seeds.
  • The ACC has teams distributed in all four regions of the bracket.

Here is why the Final Four in Indianapolis could be an ACC Tournament, Round 2.

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Reviewing the Wooden Watch list

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Three days ago, 15 finalists were announced for the Wooden Award, which is given to the most outstanding player in the country.  As we head into the major conference tournaments, there are a clear top two candidates to bring home the hardware, but let’s take a look at the top five.

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