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Mamadi Diakite, men’s basketball growing in confidence, Olamide Zaccheaus ranks highly

NCAA Basketball: Battle 4 Atlantis-Middle Tennessee State vs Virginia Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, we revealed STL’s latest ACC men’s basketball power rankings (featuring a new team at the top) and published our first bracketology of the year following the end of non-conference play.

Mamadi Diakite enjoying the stage for Cavaliers (Daily Progress)

In Saturday’s win over Florida State, junior forward Mamadi Diakite provided a defensive boost for the Virginia Cavaliers, which held the Seminoles to their lowest shooting percentage of the season at 34.1 percent. Diakite recorded four rebounds, one steal, and one block to go along with six points on the afternoon.

Senior wideout Olamide Zaccheaus finished as the third highest rated wide receiver in this season’s bowl period according to Pro Football Focus, falling just behind Clemson’s Justyn Ross and UAB’s Xavier Ubosi.

Buying or Selling Each Top 10 CBB Team as a National Championship Contender (Bleacher Report)

Kerry Miller of Bleacher Report ran through which teams he believes can win it all come March. Click the link above to find out whether or not he likes UVA’s chances in the dance this time around.

TOTD:

Yep, Joe Harris can even make threes blindfolded.