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Carolina has a bye to Friday's quarterfinal round.
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Fourth-Seeded Tar Heels Open ACC Action Friday
Release: 03/09/2014

by ACC Media Relations

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Regular-season champion Virginia will be the top seed for the 61st annual Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Tournament, which gets under way Wednesday, March 12, at the Greensboro Coliseum. 

North Carolina (13-5 in ACC play) is the fourth seed and has a bye until Friday's quarterfinal round.  On Friday at approximately 2 p.m.  

The Tar Heels will face the winner of a Thursday game between No. 5 seed Pitt and the winner of Wednesday's game between No. 12 seed Wake Forest and No. 13 seed Notre Dame.  

The Tournament will be televised by ESPN and the ACC Network.

Virginia (25-6, 16-2), which is seeded No. 1 for the first time since 1981, will join second-seeded Syracuse (27-4, 14-4), third-seeded Duke (24-7, 13-5) and fourth-seeded North Carolina (23-8, 13-5) in earning a double bye into Friday's quarterfinal round. 

The tournament, which for the first time will feature 15 teams and 14 total games, gets under way Wednesday with three first-round contests. No. 12 Wake Forest (16-15, 6-12)  faces No. 13 Notre Dame (15-16, 6-12) at 1 p.m., followed by No. 10 Miami (16-15, 7-11) vs. No. 15 Virginia Tech (9-21, 2-16) at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday's schedule concludes with a 7 p.m. game between No. 11 Georgia Tech (15-16, 6-12) and No. 14 Boston College (8-23, 4-14). 

Thursday's second-round schedule features four games, beginning with No. 8  Maryland (17-14, 9-9) taking on No. 9 Florida State (18-12, 9-9) at noon. No. 5 Pitt (23-8, 11-7) will face the Wake Forest-Notre Dame winner at 2 p.m., followed by No. 7 NC State (19-12, 9-9) against the Virginia Tech-Miami winner at 7 p.m.  The session concludes with No. 6 Clemson (19-11, 10-8) meeting the Georgia Tech-Boston College winner at 9 p.m. 

Thursday's winners advance to face the tournament's top four seeds on Friday, when play will again resume at 12 noon. 

The semifinals are set for 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, with the championship tipping on Sunday at 1 p.m. The tournament winner receives the ACC's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. 

 

61st Annual ACC Tournament

March 12-16, 2014

Greensboro Coliseum 

Wednesday, March 12 (First Round)

#12 Wake Forest vs. #13 Notre Dame, ESPN2/ACCN, 1:00

#10 Miami vs. #15 Virginia Tech, ESPN2/ACCN, 3:30

#11 Georgia Tech vs. #14 Boston College, ESPN2/ACCN, 7:00 

Thursday, March 13 (Second Round)

#8 Maryland vs. #9 Florida State, ESPN/ACCN, noon

#5 Pittsburgh vs. #12 vs. #13 winner, ESPN/ACCN, 2:00

#7 NC State vs. #10 vs. #15 winner, ESPN/ACCN, 7:00

#6 Clemson vs. #11 vs. #14 winner, ESPN/ACCN, 9:00 

Friday, March 14 (Quarterfinals)

#1 Virginia vs. tba, ESPN or ESPN2/ACCN, noon

#4 North Carolina vs. tba, ESPN or ESPN2/ACCN, 2:00

#2 Syracuse vs. tba, ESPN or ESPN2/ACCN, 7:00

#3 Duke vs. tba, ESPN or ESPN2/ACCN, 9:00 

Saturday, March 15 (Semifinals)

Game #12, ESPN/ACCN, 1:00

Game #13, ESPN/ACCN, 3:00 

Sunday, March 16 (Finals)

Game #14, ESPN/ACCN, 1:00


UNC North Carolina Men's Basketball


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