Virginia nabbed the final number one seed with its first ACC Championship in 30 years, while Coastal Carolina stole the Big South from High Point. These two schools are both fairly close to Friday’s game in Raleigh, so the atmosphere could be pretty fun. The winner faces either Memphis or George Washington.
Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Time: 9:25 PM EST
TV Channel: TBS
Location: PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC)
Prediction: Virginia has a couple of legitimate stars in Malcolm Brogdon and Joe Harris. Harris has been especially hot down the stretch of this season, scoring 20 against a tough FSU defense in the ACC quarterfinals, and 15 against Duke for the league title. Despite Pablo Torre’s assertions, it doesn’t seem like Coastal Carolina is the type of team that could make history here, unless the Virginia from November shows up. Don’t bet on it.