“ELECTRIC, CRAZY — ANY ADJECTIVE YOU WANT TO USE.” That’s how UVa point guard Jontel Evans describes the atmosphere he anticipates at sold-out John Paul Jones Arena tonight. Doughty has more on the Cavaliers’ matchup with Duke, which will try to become the first team in 16 games to beat the Hoos on their home floor. Coverage starts at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
THEY WERE 18-POINT UNDERDOGS, AND THEY LOST BY 18. Unfortunately for Tech fans, the Hokies pulled no surprises last night in a 76-58 loss at No. 5 Miami. Erick Green scores just 16 points — only the third time he’s been held under 20 all season — and took a hard spill in the first half before returning. He’ll be the focus on Saturday at Cassell Coliseum when the Hokies host Clemson on Senior Night.
“DO YOU LIKE GIRLS?” That’s a question Colorado tight end Nick Kasa says he was asked by a team at the NFL combine. The NFL says in a statement: “It is league policy to neither consider nor inquire about sexual orientation in the hiring process,” but it sounds like some aren’t listening.
-Doughty has a look at some of the 2014 football commitments that are starting to pour in from Virginia prep players.
-For immature audiences only, your headline of the day from MLB.com: Booty still technically Marlins’ property.
-No. 4 Michigan falls at Penn State — the Nittany Lions’ first conference win.
-North Carolina travels to Clemson tonight (7 p.m. ESPN).
-Stephen Curry scores 54 points, going 11-for-13 on 3-pointers, in the Warriors’ loss to the Knicks.
-Nationwide driver Jeremy Clements is suspended indefinitely for using an unidentified racial slur in an interview at Daytona.
-Celebrate, one and all: Today is the last day of Awesome-uary.
-Not official yet (and can’t be finalized until mid-March), but multiple sources report Alex Smith is heading to the Chiefs for draft picks.
NAME THAT TUNE
I used to be a little boy
So old in my shoes
And what I choose is my choice
What’s a boy supposed to do?
The killer in me is the killer in you
I send this smile over to you