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ACC looks to keep strong 2-year NCAA run going in 2017

The Atlantic Coast Conference has shaken off a four-year Final Four drought with strong back-to-back postseason runs that have included winning one national title, playing for another and putting three teams in the national semifinals.

The trick now is to keep that momentum going for the league that considers itself college basketball's best. The ACC also wants to increase its number of NCAA Tournament bids toward a still-unreached target of 10 invitations.

"I think with our 15 programs and as good as those programs generally are, I don't think it's unrealistic to point to that," Commissioner John Swofford said in an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press...