-In a must-win game that secures the No. 4 seed in the ACC tournament, UVa rallies to beat Maryland in overtime. I can’t find Doughty’s game story online at the moment, but here’s my column on UVa freshman Mike Tobey, who hit the game-tying shot in regulation and the go-ahead tip-in in OT.
-Erick Green scores 35 points to break Tech’s single-season scoring record, but the Hokies criticize their own lack of effort in a 90-79 loss at Wake. “It’s how bad you want it, and I don’t think we want it as bad as we claim we do,” Green says.
-I submitted my All-ACC ballot last night. In a close battle with Shane Larkin, I voted for Green as player of the year. First team: Green, Larkin, Mason Plumlee, Joe Harris and Seth Curry. Jim Larranaga coach of the year.
-Hokies will be the No. 12 seed in the tourney and face N.C. State at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday in the first round. UVa will get the winner on Friday. Here’s your full schedule:
First Round, Thursday, March 14
#8 Boston College vs. #9 Georgia Tech ESPNU/ACCN Noon
#5 NC State vs. #12 Virginia Tech ESPNU/ACCN 2:00
#7 Maryland vs. #10 Wake Forest ESPNU/ACCN 7:00
#6 Florida State vs. #11 Clemson ESPNU/ACCN 9:00
Quarterfinals, Friday, March 15
#1 Miami vs. 8/9 winner ESPN2/ACCN Noon
#4 Virginia vs. 5/12 winner ESPN2/ACCN 2:00
#2 Duke vs. 7/10 winner ESPN2/ACCN 7:00
#3 North Carolina vs. 6/11 winner ESPN2/ACCN 9:00
Semifinals, Saturday, March 16
Game 9 (game 5 & 6 winners) ESPN/ACCN 1:00
Game 10 (game 7 & 8 winners) ESPN/ACCN 3:00
Finals, Sunday, March 17
Game 11 (championship game) ESPN/ACCN 1:00
-If you missed it over the weekend, here’s Berman’s story on Jim Weaver saying he’s satisfied with both the men’s and women’s basketball coaches. “We have two good leaders heading up our programs and I think they’ll get us where we want to get. I think we’ll be better next year. To very honest, I thought both programs did some very good things this year. [Last is] not where we want to be, I’m the first person to say that, but when you transition, there’s a lot of things that happen and it takes time. I think we have the right leadership and I think it’ll happen.”
-Matt Kenseth celebrates his 41st birthday with a Sprint Cup win in Vegas.
-Liberty, which started 0-8 and lost 20 games this season, wins the Big South tournament to secure an NCAA bid.
-Tiger Woods wins at Doral.
-The U.S. rallies past Canada 9-4 to secure a berth in the second round of the World Baseball Classic. They’ll face Puerto Rico on Tuesday.
-The secret to Salem High School’s boys basketball turnaround? A trip to Lee-Hi Lanes.
NAME THAT TUNE
We don’t know the meaning of fear
We play every minute by ear
One for all and all for one
Everybody’s on the run
Especially at this time of year
Ooh, ooh, what do you do
No one else can dance like you
So what’s all the fuss
There ain’t nobody got [name of song]…