How can a No. 1 seed, a two-time defending conference champion, be considered a semi-surprise Final Four team? Virginia overcame last year’s historic first-round loss to 16-seed Maryland-Baltimore County. And despite winning consecutive ACC titles, Duke and North Carolina remain the headliners there. But guess who’s still dancing? Tony Bennett and his defense-minded Cavs.
Who to watch
Chip Scoggins’ profile of Kyle Guy in Saturday’s Star Tribune will introduce you to a star whose story is deeper than basketball.