Nolan Smith scored 29 points and Duke returned to the Final Four for the first time in six years by beating Baylor 78-71 on Sunday in the South Regional final, ending the Bears' road to college basketball redemption.
Zam Fredrick II is coming off a game that saw his hit five three-pointers in a crucial second-half run that lift USC to a win over the College of Charleston. Fredrick says he's feeling more comfortable on the court in spite of comparisons to his father.
Clemson and Miami are the preseason favorites to win their respective divisions in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd is an overwhelming selection as its preseason player of the year.