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NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday Reaction: Virginia, NC State up. SMU, Louisville down

Cavaliers take the last No. 1 seed, Wolfpack heads to Dayton
NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday Reaction: Virginia, NC State up. SMU, Louisville down

As usual, the first surprises of the NCAA Tournament start with Selection Sunday. The brackets you’ve just printed may still be warm, and a few teams are still in shock.

NC State is in. SMU is out. Virginia is No. 1. And Louisville is not happy.

Those aren't the only teams taking a long look at the next three weeks. Here's what stood out from the Selection Show and what we learned about the NCAA selection committee this time around.

N.C. State's T.J. Warren earns National Player of the Week honors

Duke's Jabari Parker adds top freshman award
N.C. State's T.J. Warren earns National Player of the Week honors

NC State isn’t where it wants to be this season, but at least with T.J. Warren, the Wolfpack are appointment viewing.

The sophomore showed why NC State could be considered a sleeper in the ACC Tournament with a pair of 40-point games this week.

Warren scored 41 points in a 74-67 road upset of Pittsburgh on Monday and then added 42 in a 78-68 against Boston College on Sunday to earn Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors.

Against Boston College, Warren added 13 rebounds, including four in the offensive end.

College Basketball: The ACC's top transfers, freshmen and more for 2013-14

We begin our look at the new faces that will define each conference race
We begin our look at the new faces that will define each conference race

The ACC will be defined by new faces more than most: Primarily the arrival of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame for 2013-14.

Beyond the arrival of one basketball power and two consistent Big East programs, the ACC will have a handful of key new players who could determine the league race in the upcoming season.

Freshmen, transfers, redshirted players and key guys returning from injury can define a season. Today, we start our series highlighting the impact new faces for each league, starting with the ACC.

Picking 12 Losers in the 2013 NCAA Tournament

March Madness ended with few shining moments for Indiana, the Mountain West and more
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Legacies are made in March. Or in this case, unmade.

For all the accomplishments for coaches, players and teams through the 2012-13 season, so much of the perception and reputations are built on the stage of the NCAA Tournament.

15 Best Teams That Never Won the NCAA Tournament

These teams were dominant, but none were able to win it all in the NCAA Tournament.
<p> 15 Best Teams That Never Won the NCAA Tournament, including the 1991 UNLV Runnin' Rebels, 1975 Indiana Hoosiers, 1983 Houston Cougars, 1985 Georgetown Hoyas, 1984 North Carolina Tar Heels, 1993 Michigan Wolverines, 1997 Kansas Jayhawks, 1973 NC State Wolfpack, 1974 UCLA Bruins, 1954 Kentucky Wildcats, 1999 Duke Blue Devils, 1962 Ohio State Buckeyes, 1957 Kansas Jayhawks, 1963 Cincinnati Bearcats and 1979 Indiana State Sycamores.</p>

The best team doesn’t always win the NCAA Tournament. Many of greatest rosters ever assembled failed to cut down the nets in the one-and-done, single-elimination Madness of March. These are the 15 best teams that never won the NCAA Tournament.

College Basketball's Absolute Worst Coaching Tenures since 1984-85

Jeff Bzdelik has had a rough time at Wake, Colorado
<p> College Basketball's Worst Coaching Tenures since 1984-85</p>

Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team or steps into a program where the university simply does not invest in basketball. In some cases, through recruiting, Xs and Os and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great one.

The guys on this list are not those coaches. Here are the 20 worst coaching tenures in the six major conference since the NCAA Tournament expanded in 1985.

10 Amazing College Basketball Stats of the Week: Feb. 18-24

Georgetown's Otto Porter enters National Player of the Year discussion with effort vs. Syracuse
<p> Amazing College Basketball Stats of the Week: Feb. 18-24</p>

These days, it takes a special effort to defeat Syracuse or Colorado State on their home courts.

The Orange and the Rams have owned their arenas, with home winning streaks of 38 and 27 games, respectively. Both of those streaks ended Saturday thanks to dominating performances from two players.

10 Amazing College Basketball Stats of the Week: Jan. 21-27

Victor Oladipo's all-around game leads our look at highs and lows around college basketball this week
<p> NC State hits a scoring milestone against North Carolina, Louisville's struggles highlight problems for top-25 teams, Northern Illinois and New Mexico set new marks for futility.</p>

With nearly 350 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the sport:

NC State Player Retweets Rip on Head Coach Mark Gottfried

Current NC State player T.J. Warren retweeted a former player's slam on Mark Gottfried.
<p> NC State Player Rips Head Coach Mark Gottfried</p>

Thomas De Thaey played 22 career games for the NC State Wolfpack. He averaged 1.7 points per game before transferring out of Raleigh in November of 2012.

He was obviously watching the Wolfpack get upset by a mediocre Wake Forest team on Tuesday night because this is what he thought of the performance by his former team and head coach Mark Gottfried the next morning:

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