You're going to stare at a full bracket less than two weeks from now and think your team has a decent shot at the Final Four. We're here to give you the bad news about why it will end earlier.
2017 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/11W 92-43
- 11/16W 94-56
- 11/19W 74-62
- 11/24W 67-53
- 11/2521L 73-56
- 11/27L 65-56
- 11/30W 73-61
- 12/3W 74-57
- 12/6W 82-46
- 12/16W 76-56
- 12/22W 72-64
- 12/28W 78-67
- 12/31W 81-63
- 1/4L 70-55
- 1/1220L 67-62
- 1/14W 72-46
- 1/18L 96-79
- 1/2118L 70-58
- 1/25W 78-77
- 1/289W 77-62
- 2/115L 75-57
- 2/4W 84-79
- 2/8W 74-68
- 2/114L 71-66
- 2/15W 70-61
- 2/18W 71-65
- 2/2018W 54-48
- 2/2510W 55-50
- 2/27L 66-61
- 3/415h:mm a z, US/Eastern
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Ty Outlaw scored a career-high 24 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 66-61 victory over No. 25 Miami on Monday night.
Watch: Hokies have slight edge over Hurricanes
The Hurricanes (20-8, 10-6 ACC) looked like they might be headed for a second NIT appearance in three seasons after losing four of five games in late January, but they've won eight of 10 since. (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN)
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says he doesn't know if injured upperclassmen Grayson Allen and Amile Jefferson will play Tuesday night against No. 15 Florida State.
Kansas could face Michigan State or Wichita State in the second round, per Lunardi's latest projection. Dayton, Miami, Michigan, Arkansas, Xavier and VCU round out the rest of his No. 8 and 9 seeds.
With Gonzaga suffering its first loss of the season, Kansas has been elevated to the No. 1 spot in this week's AP men's basketball poll.
On the last Saturday in February, upsets and statement wins dominated the college basketball landscape. Which win was the best? Vote now.
ESPN Stats and Information
Since Jim Larrañaga took over as Miami coach in 2011-12, the Hurricanes are 4-1 (.800) against top-10 Duke teams. That matches the best winning percentage against top-10 Duke teams in that time (minimum two games).
ESPN Stats and Information
Miami freshman Bruce Brown has scored 20 or more points twice in his career, and those performances weren't against gimmes. The two highest-scoring games of Brown's career have come in wins over North Carolina in January (30 points) and Duke on Saturday (25).
Bruce Brown scored 25 points, and Miami held No. 10 Duke a staggering 32 points below its season average on the way to beating the Blue Devils 55-50 on Saturday.
C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer
Duke's Grayson Allen hasn't been the same since tweaking his ankle against Clemson on Feb. 11. He no longer drives to the basket because of it. He's taken 27 3-pointers the last 4 games, compared to just 12 FG attempts inside the arc. Appears Mike Krzyzewski sitting him down to have him healthier for postseason.
Can Blue Devils sweep Hurricanes?
Duke is 3-4 in road ACC games this season, having finished below .500 in that category only twice in the last 20 seasons. When Miami lost the teams' first meeting in late January, the Hurricanes received no points from reserves. (Saturday, 4 p.m. ET) Preview
Top-ranked Gonzaga has just one last opponent between it and a 30-0 regular season, and we're betting these Zags make history by beating visiting BYU.
Matt Schick and Gerry Hamilton discuss the impact of the latest notice of allegations at Ole Miss. Plus, an interview with the No. 7 propsect in the ESPN100, Kevin Knox.
Virginia Tech and Miami are trending up, but No. 1 seeds will await them in the second round. A total of 10 ACC teams make the cut with Wake Forest, Clemson and Pittsburgh falling just outside the field.
Flawless run for the ACC
Per ESPN's BPI, four of the top five game performances last week resided in the ACC, speared by a near-perfect score from UNC in its rout of UVA. Duke's win over UVA is also noteworthy because it was given less than a 30 percent chance to win.
Looking at the week's biggest upsets
Given less than an 11 percent chance to win by ESPN's BPI, Oregon State's thriller over Utah on Sunday was the week's biggest upset among the major conferences. Miami, Nebraska, Arkansas and Duke scored some pretty big upsets, too.
The ACC is chasing the record of 11 teams getting a tournament bid. Notre Dame joins Duke, North Carolina, Florida State and Lousiville as the conference's locks, and Miami should get in.