Familiar Foes: In addition to meeting in the 2009 NCAA Championship Game and last year's ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Michigan State and North Carolina played in the first two Challenges (1999 and 2000) with the Spartans winning both games. North Carolina won both games last year.
First-Ever Meeting: Minnesota and Miami will square off in the first meeting between the two programs.
Virginia Tech Hokies
Atlantic Coast Conference (18-14, 7-9)
NIT Seed: #2
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March 11th: Bubble Day
Preview & Prediction: By Raphielle Johnson
February 28th, 2009 by Jason Brubaker
The second-to-last weekend of the regular season offers a ton of great games as teams try to add to their March resumes. With nearly every conference race yet to be decided, this weekend could go a long way toward determining seedings. Here’s a look at some of the best to watch for this weekend.
Saturday, Feb. 28
February 8th, 2009 by Shawn Siegel
February 6th, 2009 by Shawn Siegel
January 25th, 2009 by Jeff Borzello
The last full week of January always means two things: the NFL gets pushed to the back-burner for the first time in over five months and, more importantly, college basketball is about to enter its stretch run. The pretenders and contenders are starting to separate themselves, and conference play is really heating up. This week was arguably the most significant week of the season thus far, as favorites in several conferences began to assert themselves, and the No. 1 team in the country lost yet again.