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Morning Links 2.28 - Krzyzewski Hearts Dean

Streeter Lecka

UNC & Duke Related:

-Brett Stretlow compiles the most notable bits fromCoach K's recent radio appearances, including the difference in reincorporating Ryan Kelly and Kyrie Irving, the impact of Maryland leaving the ACC, and his admiration for Dean Smith as a coach:

"There really isn't anybody who's been any better than (Smith) as a coach. He's in that elite group. There's not one best coach, but there's a small group of the exceptional ones, and he's there."

And we also wish Coach Smith a Happy 82nd Birthday today!

-Carolina football takes a very subtle dig at NC State with their newly-released 2013 schedule graphic.

-Tar Heel Monthly compiles the NCAA tourney projections as Carolina rises from an 11/12 to something like an 8/9 in most brackets this week. Duke remains a firm bet for a #1 seed somewhere, likely in the East, at least for now.

-Barry Jacobs at DBR looks at ACC league leaders in turnovers. The list is pretty much exactly who you think it is.

-Duke Hoop Blog looks at 5 interesting storylines heading into Duke-UVA tonight.

Beyond Tobacco Road:

-Maryland leaving no doubts about their NCAA tournament position (as in, they are headed to the NIT) with their performance in Atlanta last night.

-The N&O notices that besides even Duke, UNC and State, NC has a chance to flood the NCAA tournament.

-The New York Times on tough days for Mark Emmert and the NCAA as calls for him to resign grow louder.

And now for something completely different:

In case you missed it, Seth's older brother Stephen Curry has played fairly well his last two games. After going for 38 on Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers with a ridiculous shooting line of 14/20 (7/10 from 3), last night he did this to the New York Knicks: