Thursday, December 5 2013 5:27 PM EST2013-12-05 22:27:52 GMT
(RNN) - No one tells you the "challenge" in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge is the cramping your remote hand gets from flipping through two sets of three simultaneous games in back-to-back nights. Now, we'reMore >>
It's been an exciting, confusing couple of weeks in ACC basketball. Player Power Poll has got it covered with some simple truths to straighten things out.More >>
J.P. Tokoto had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 1 Michigan State 79-65 Wednesday night, giving the Tar Heels another impressive victory in their inconsistent season.More >>
North Carolina flashed its potential again, earning another impressive victory after a second shaky setback.More >>
Jabari Parker totaled 15 points in the No. 10 Blue Devils' 79-69 win over the 22nd-ranked Michigan Wolverines on Tuesday. Quinn Cook led all Duke scorers with 24 points and nine assists in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge game.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 4:00 PM EST2013-12-03 21:00:46 GMT
(RNN) - Imitated but never duplicated, the Big Ten/ACC Challenge offers some of the best out-of-conference action college basketball has to offer every year. The 15th incarnation of the showcase is noMore >>
The contests, held Tuesday and Wednesday, feature the top 12 from the ACC, based on last year's RPI, facing all of the Big Ten teams.More >>
Duke fell to No. 4-ranked Arizona 72-66 in the NIT Season Tip-Off final on Friday. Rodney Hood led the Blue Devils with 21 points.More >>
This is the first of a 2-part series looking at some of the best players in the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Part 1 looks at standouts from the Big 6 conferences. Part 2, coming Thursday, will discuss the best of the mid-majors.
(RNN) – The commoners are creeping closer, but basketball's nobles still hold the castle surrounding the NCAA national championship.
Teams from the Big 6 – ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, Pac 12 and SEC – have won the last 22 titles. The most recent time a squad outside the major programs walked away from the Big Dance as champions was in 1990, when UNLV won it all.
Last season was a return to dominance for the power schools; only Ohio of the Mid-American Conference and the Atlantic 10's Xavier made it into the second week of play.
That bucked the trend of previous tournaments when mid-majors broke past the gates of the Sweet Sixteen – most notably Butler, which was in the final game two years in a row.
But 2012 was also an outlier in the terms of the talent pool. Many top freshman from 2011 stayed in school another year – most at Big 6 programs – and the incoming class of newbies was one of the strongest in a decade.
With that pool a little more shallow, the Butlers, Gonzagas and New Mexicos have a much better chance of ending that 22-year streak.
Friday, December 6 2013 1:50 PM EST2013-12-06 18:50:31 GMT
A portion of the roadway is shut down on West End Avenue after two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle.Two pedestrians are said to have been injured near the intersection of West End and 21st Avenue.BothMore >>
The pedestrians are said to have been hit while crossing the street near the intersection of West End and 21st Avenue. Police say they were not inside a crosswalk.More >>
Channel 4 has learned the Nashville Christmas Parade has been canceled for Friday due to incoming winter weather. The parade had been scheduled to start at 7 p.m. A winter weather advisory has been issuedMore >>
Channel 4 has learned the Nashville Christmas Parade has been canceled for Friday due to incoming winter weather.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 11:16 AM EST2013-12-06 16:16:17 GMT
The search is underway for a man who police say broke into a home in Nashville. The break-in happened on the 4100 block of Kimbark Drive Friday morning. The owner says she woke up and saw a man standingMore >>
The search is underway for a man who police say broke into a home in Nashville. The break-in happened on the 4100 block of Kimbark Drive Friday morning.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 10:18 AM EST2013-12-06 15:18:20 GMT
As the winter weather bears down on Clarksville, some drivers are planning for the worst. "I don't like bad weather; I'm not driving at all," said driver James Hunt. But if you do have to brave the roads,More >>
As the winter weather bears down on Clarksville, some drivers are planning for the worst. If you do have to brave the roads, experts say it's important to use extra caution.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 11:04 PM EST2013-12-06 04:04:13 GMT
Tennessee honored the families of murder victims in a solemn ceremony meant to offer comfort and hope. Families hung ornaments with pictures or names of their loved ones on wreaths, as each name was called.More >>
Tennessee Season to Remember ceremony remembers murder victims.More >>
Need something to help you get through two weeks of March Madness? Try playing Basketball Cliche Bingo. Mark off the words or phrases that are overused during each game of the tourney.More >>
Don't like basketball? Need something to help you get through two weeks of March Madness? Try playing Basketball Cliche Bingo. Mark off the words or phrases that are overused during each game of the tournament.More >>