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2018 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament - day 1 by William Howard

When I was in school, I always dreamed of attending the ACC tourney. At the time, we often watched the first round (on Friday) games in class, and if our class didn't have a television, we had a single ear bud run through the sleeve of our shirt from a transistor radio and would lean on the hand where the ear bud was located so we could hear the games.

Later, in college, I dreamt of one day covering the tourney, but as a writer.

Starting today, this bucket list item is being checked off, and I am seeing the action straight from the baseline as I cover the games throughout the week. Here are some shots from day 1's action.

Louisville v NC State double header....kinda by William Howard

Game 1 - ACC women's tournament. #1 seed Louisville defeated #5 seed NC State 64-59 in a tightly contested matchup in the semi-finals.

Game 2 - Then, I headed from Greensboro to Raleigh to catch the men's teams in the final regular season game. NC State defeated Louisville 76-69 on senior night to finish tied for 3rd place in the conference after being picked 12th in the preseason.