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Thursday, October 12
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Best Before The Show: ACC & Arizona

Will Woods & Arizona finish where they started?
You can stop kicking the ACC, it isn't down any longer. After two seasons of sending just three teams to the NCAA Tournament,'s Pat Forde says a much more balanced ACC should be the best conference in the land. As for the No. 1 team? wasn't alone in choosing Arizona as the team to beat before the first tipoff.

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