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U.Va. extends ACC's Sweet 16 streak with dominant victory over Memphis

U.Va. extends ACC's Sweet 16 streak with dominant victory over Memphis

RALEIGH, N.C. — Entering this NCAA tournament, the ACC had sent at least one team to the regional semifinals for 34 consecutive seasons. Come late Sunday night, that streak hinged on Virginia. Gone were Duke, North Carolina State and Pittsburgh. Dismissed were Syracuse and North Carolina. Trumpeted after its recent expansion as the grandest collection of basketball programs ever, the ACC faced the ignominy of not having a Sweet 16 team for the first time since 1979. Not to fret. With vintage lockdown defense, balanced offense and dominant rebounding, Virginia routed Memphis 78-60 to reach Friday's East Regional semifinals against Michigan State at Madison Square Garden. ...

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