Written By: Atlantic Coast Conference.
GREENSBORO, NC -- Seeding and first-round pairings have been finalized for the 60th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Tournament, which gets under way Thursday (March 14) at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Top-seeded Miami, second-seeded Duke, third-seeded North Carolina and fourth-seeded Virginia will receive opening-byes into Friday's quarterfinal round.
First-round play opens at noon on Thursday with eighth-seeded Boston College taking on ninth-seeded Georgia Tech. Thursday's 2 p.m. game places No. 5 seed NC State against No. 12 Virginia Tech. In the evening session, No. 7 Maryland faces No. 10 Wake Forest at 7 p.m., followed by No. 6 Florida State against No. 11 Clemson at 9 p.m.
ACC Regular Season Champion and top-seeded Miami will open play Friday at noon against the Boston College-Georgia Tech winner. Virginia faces the NC State-Virginia Tech winner at 2 p.m. Duke meets the Maryland-Wake Forest winner at 7 p.m., while North Carolina will face the Florida State-Clemson winner at 9 p.m.
The tournament continues with the semifinals on Saturday afternoon, followed by Sunday's 1 p.m. championship game.
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