The ACC could be a dominant force in college hoops, as Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame join the usual Tobacco Road powers.
The ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchups were announced Wednesday -- and there are a couple of marquee battles.
NC State has lost two starters to graduation, two more to the NBA Draft and now one of Mark Gottfried's prized recruits, freshman Rodney Purvis, is transferring out of the program. It's a mass exodus in Raleigh.
Only a short time after we reported Lorenzo Brown would enter the NBA draft, his NC State teammate C.J. Leslie is expected to do the same thing.
NC State will lose seniors Richard Howell and Scott Wood -- and junior Lorenzo Brown is expected to declare for the NBA Draft, sources told CBSSports.com.
NC State made a couple of second-half runs against Temple, but the Wolfpack fell short late.
The Michigan Wolverines and North Carolina State are two teams from this year's field with a wealth of future NBA talent.
Roy Williams was frustrated after his team was dominated in the first 20 minutes at NC State. Then came a shellacking at Miami -- and the North Carolina head man decided to make a move. Small ball has worked in Chapel Hill.
Five games in 31 hours. It was phenomenal. Duke to Shaw University to NC State in a tripleheader on Saturday. Then it was a double-dip on Sunday in Bloomington and Champaign. Here are a dozen (and one) things I learned on my quick jaunt.
Mountain West bragging orders could be settled on Wednesday, while NC State also needs to prove it can avoid a letdown.

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