Reddit put together a map for the most hated college basketball teams in each state, and it should come as no surprise to you that Duke is the nation’s most-hated team.
They despise the Blue Devils in Montana, Idaho and the Dakotas. They hate Duke in Louisiana and Alabama. Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Virginia, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware all also hate Coach K’s boys. That’s an impressive amount of ground to cover.
The rest of the map mostly makes sense. Michigan and Ohio hate each other. New York hates Georgetown. North Carolina hates, well, North Carolina. Kentucky hates Louisville. Arizona hates Arizona State while California hates Arizona.
The weirdest vote here?
The most hated team in Washington is … Washington? Are there really that many Gonzaga fans, or do Husky supporters just despise their own program?
Utah picked up its center of the future on Monday as four-star center Jayce Johnson pledged to the Runnin’ Utes, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The 7-foot Johnson recently cut his list to Cal, Colorado and Utah with the possibility of reclassifying to the Class of 2015.
Regarded as the No. 67 overall prospect in the Class of 2016, Johnson will look to attend Utah in December as a walk-on who will redshirt. While Johnson likely won’t play this season, he does give head coach Larry Krystkowiak another big man to use in practice to go against sophomore center Jakob Poeltl. A solid long-term prospect, Johnson has a good frame to add weight and he’s also skilled finishing with both hands. Utah now has its replacement for Poeltl if he opts to leave for the NBA after the season and he gets an extra semester to work with the program.
Johnson is coming off of his official visit to Utah this weekend as he joins junior college guard Jojo Zamora in the Class of 2016.