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North Carolina's Leslie McDonald earns Athlon Player of the Week honors

McDonald's Tobacco Road rival earns Freshman of the Week
North Carolina's Leslie McDonald earns Athlon Player of the Week honors

When North Carolina’s season started, P.J. Hariston and Leslie McDonald were in NCAA suspension limbo.

McDonald, though, was the clear No. 2 anytime the two suspensions were mentioned. Now that he’s been in the lineup for weeks, McDonald has proven himself one of the key missing pieces for the Tar Heels’ season.

The senior guard led North Carolina with 21 points in Thursday’s 74-66 win over Duke and added 19 points in Saturday’s rout of Wake Forest to earn Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors.

15 Best Teams That Did Not Win the NCAA Tournament

These teams were dominant, but none were able to win it all in the NCAA Tournament.
15 Best Teams That Did Not Win the NCAA Tournament

This college basketball season has been characterized by one thing – parity – and it’s a label that has carried over into the NCAA Tournament. But that’s not always the case as there often has been a team that has clearly separated itself from the rest of the pack. However, that regular season or even early Tournament domination hasn’t always been punctuated with a national championship.

 

Sweet 16 West Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

Can Duke's championship pedigree help them advance to the Final Four out of a loaded West Region?
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Sweet 16 West Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

The West Region of this year’s Sweet 16 definitely isn’t hurting for storylines. Duke is college basketball royalty with a king for a coach looking another Final Four appearance. Oregon, the No. 1 seed, is still fighting for respect outside of the paper tiger that is the Pac-12.

2016 NCAA Tournament: Ranking the Sweet 16 Teams

Cinderella has been sent home, as college basketball's big boys flood Sweet 16, led by No. 1 overall seed Kansas
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2016 NCAA Tournament: Ranking the Sweet 16 Teams

The first week of the NCAA Tournament has come and gone, and we have cut down the field to the Sweet 16. Northern Iowa, Stephen F. Austin and Middle Tennessee tried their best to  play the role of Cinderella, but the clock has struck midnight on the mid-majors, as the Sweet 16 has turned into a battle of the college basketball big boys — including a record six ACC teams.

2016 NCAA Tournament Saturday Second Round Preview and Predictions

Tyler Ulis and the Wildcats will renew their rivalry with the Hoosiers for a trip to the Sweet 16
2016 NCAA Tournament Saturday Second Round Preview and Predictions

Day one of the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament brought us a smattering of exciting upsets and fantastic finishes. From Arkansas-Little Rock's double overtime rally against Purdue to Yale's first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, college basketball fans got to enjoy the type of moments that make March Madness so captivating. And that was just on Thursday.

 

Coach K Utilizes Secret Twitter to Monitor Players

In order to check on his player's social media behavior, Coach K follows them under an alias.

Athletes often love social media, especially Twitter, because it gives them a platform to speak upon to their millions of fans. They can interact with others, and it gives a way to broadcast to a large audience whenever. However, there are also plenty of negatives, including backlash and everybody trying to give advice. That is exactly why Coach K of Duke has made his Twitter account secret, under an alias.

 

Has The College Basketball Recruiting Landscape Leveled Out?

Many of the Class of 2015's top recruits opted not to sign with traditional powerhouse programs
The college basketball recruiting landscape is leveling the playing field.

With only a few unsigned prospects left in the 2015 class, recruiting analysts can begin to evaluate the top classes. But this year might make it a little more difficult than in years past. The top prospects of this class have not chosen the national powerhouses as in previous years, instead opting to sign with the underdogs. So with that, could the college basketball recruiting landscape finally be leveling out enough to provide more contenders for this year's national championship?

 

Duke Releases Awesome Video Tribute to Coach K

Mike Krzyzewski is definitely 'On Top of the Game.'

There's no denying Mike Krzyzewski built Duke into the basketball power that it is today.

 

Duke released a video tribute to the Blue Devils coach entitled, "On Top of the Game," which he is. After winning the five national championships and coaching Team USA to victory, there's nothing Coach K can't do. 

 

 

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