The Fastbreak: Feb. 20-26

Catching you up on the best highlights, stats and news from around ACC Basketball

  1. Tar Heels Clinch ACC Regular Season Title

  2. UNC cruised past Pitt 85-67 on the road Saturday and clinched at least a share of the ACC regular season title for the second straight season. Justin Jackson led the way with 23 points, but had plenty of help from the supporting cast. Joel Berry added 19 points and Kennedy Meeks put up an double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds.
  3. Roy Williams has now won at least a share of the ACC regular season title a staggering eight times in his 14-year UNC tenure -- more than twice as many as any other coach in that span.
  4. The Tar Heels have clinched the number one seed in the ACC Tournament, but will need one more win or losses from Florida State and Louisville to claim the outright regular-season title.
  5. UNC is on the road tonight against Virginia before hosting Duke in Saturday's regular season finale.

  6. ACC Tourney Bracket as of Feb. 27

  7. With just one week left in the regular season, the ACC Tournament bracket is starting to take shape. Here's how the bracket would look if the regular season ended today:

  8. Bracketology

  9. The next two weeks will make or break a handful of ACC teams' chances at getting an invite to the BIg Dance. Here's the latest NCAA Tournament projected seeds from ESPN's Joe Lunardi:
  10. 1 UNC
    2 Louisville
    3 Florida State
    4 Duke
    5 Notre Dame
    5 Virginia
    8 Miami
    10 Syracuse
    10 Virginia Tech

    First Four Out

    Wake Forest
    Georgia Tech
  11. The Deacs and Yellow Jackets will more than likely need at least one win this week and in the ACC tournament to get themselves an NCAA Tournament bid.
  12. Dunk of the Week

  13. Louisville's Donovan Mitchell has had a huge sophomore season and built a reputation as one of the ACC's best dunkers. He added to his rim-rattling resume on Sunday when he threw down this monster one-handed alley-oop against Syracuse.
  14. Donovan Mitchell Alley-Oop vs. Syracuse Punctuates Win

  15. What To Watch This Week: Feb. 27 - March 4

  16. The final week of the regular season will be huge for teams like Wake, Georgia Tech, Syracuse and Virginia Tech. Here are my top five games you won't want to miss.
  17. Monday, Feb. 27

    5 UNC at 23 Virginia 7 pm ESPN

    Tuesday, Feb. 28

    15 Florida State at 17 Duke 7 pm ESPN

    Saturday, March 4

    Georgia Tech at Syracuse 4 pm ACC Network
    Wake Forest at Virginia Tech 4:30 pm ACC Network
    17 Duke at 5 UNC 8:15 pm ESPN (College GameDay)

  18. That's all for this week's Fastbreak. For more news, highlights and stats from around the ACC, visit TheACC.com
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