Today marks the opening of the men's ACC basketball tournament. As John Feinstein points out today in the Washington Post, it doesn't have the same importance as it used to have when the tournament winner was the only team to advance to the NCAA tournament. It's certain to still have plenty of drama.
I vividly remember when I was at UNC looking forward to that Friday afternoon in March when the tournament would start. Four games in one day. It was quite a marathon of basketball. You didn't bother going to class that Friday afternoon. The tournament was on. There were more important things to do.
I won't dare make any predictions about the outcome even though my Tar Heels are the top seed. If history is any guide, we can expect to see the unexpected happen this weekend.