By Sam Le
March 3, 2000
When you get right down to it, it's still basketball, pure and simple. Starting today, when the nine ACC women's basketball teams square off to decide the Conference championship, the sounds of the game - the squeaking of leather sneakers, the swish of a nylon net, the clock-like tick-tock of a bouncing ball - will be as identifiable on the court in Greensboro as in a Saturday afternoon pick-up game.
But, when you pack thousands of fans into the Greensboro Coliseum and put an ACC title up for grabs, this weekend's Tournament takes on a lot more significance than your average rec league game.
Clemson, last year's Tournament champion, comes in looking to keep the title from leaving Death Valley, and Duke, the 1999 regular season champion, surely wants to spur a repeat run to the NCAA Final Four.