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Notre Dame holds No. 1 seed; Greensboro Coliseum hosts for 16th consecutive year
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Defending champion Notre Dame will be the No. 1 seed for the second consecutive year as the Greensboro Coliseum plays host to the 38th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament this Wednesday (March 4) through Sunday (March 8).
The tournament will feature all 15 ACC teams and 14 games, beginning with three first-round matchups on Wednesday. Four second-round games are scheduled for Thursday, followed by the quarterfinals on Friday, the semifinals on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Top-seeded Notre Dame (28-2, 15-1 ACC), second-seeded Florida State (27-3, 14-2), third-seeded Louisville (24-5, 12-4) and fourth-seeded Duke (20-9, 11-5) will receive byes into Friday’s quarterfinal round.
Tournament play begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, with No. 12 seed Boston College (13-16, 5-11) facing No. 13 Wake Forest (11-19, 2-14). Wednesday’s second game will find No. 10 NC State (16-13, 7-9) facing No. 15 Virginia Tech (10-19, 1-15) at 3:30 p.m. First-round action concludes Wednesday at 6:30 pm., with No. 11 Georgia Tech (17-13, 7-9) facing No. 14 Clemson (9-20, 1-15).
The second round opens Thursday at 11 a.m., when No. 5 seed Syracuse (21-8, 11-5) faces Wednesday’s Boston College-Wake Forest winner. No. 8 Miami (18-11, 8-8) will face No. 9 Virginia (17-12, 7-9) at 2 p.m. The third game of Thursday’s session finds No. 7 Pitt (19-10, 9-7) taking on the NC State-Virginia Tech winner at 6 p.m. The second round concludes on Thursday at 8 p.m., with No. 6 North Carolina (23-7, 10-6) meeting the winner of Wednesday evening’s Georgia Tech-Clemson game.
Duke begins action on Friday at 11 a.m., when it faces the winner of Thursday’s first game. Notre Dame opens tournament play at 2 p.m., when it faces Thursday’s Miami-Virginia winner. The evening session begins at 6 p.m., with Florida State facing the winner of Thursday’s third game. Louisville plays its first ACC Women’s Tournament game at 8 p.m. to close out Friday’s quarterfinal session, facing the winner of Thursday’s final.
The winner of Friday’s first two games will meet in Saturday’s noon semifinal game, while the winners of the Friday evening session will meet Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The championship game of the 2015 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be played Sunday at 1 p.m.
All 14 games of this year’s tournament will be televised. The first, second and quarterfinal rounds will be carried by the league’s regional sports network, RSN. Both Saturday semifinal games will be carried nationally by ESPNU, while a national audience will also watch Sunday’s championship game via ESPN. In addition, all game will be available via ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
Greensboro Coliseum will play host to the ACC Women’s Tournament for the 16th consecutive year. This year’s tournament features three teams ranked among the nation’s top 10 in the latest Associated Press poll with Notre Dame at No. 4, Louisville at No. 8 and Florida State at No. 9. North Carolina is ranked 15th and Duke 16th, with Syracuse 23rd to give the conference six teams among the Top 25.
The complete 2015 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament pairings are listed below. For more information on ACC Women's Basketball, please visit theACC.com.
Wednesday, March 4
Game No. 1 – Seed No. 12 Boston College vs. Seed No. 13 Wake Forest, 1 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 2 – Seed No. 10 NC State vs. Seed No. 15 Virginia Tech 3:30 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 3 – Seed No. 11 Georgia Tech vs. Seed No. 14 Clemson, 6:30 p.m. (RSN)
Thursday, March 5
Game No. 4 – Seed No. 5 Syracuse vs. Winner of Game No. 1, 11 a.m. (RSN)
Game No. 5 – Seed No. 8 Miami vs. Seed No. 9 Virginia, 2 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 6 – Seed No. 7 Pitt vs. Winner of Game No. 2, 6 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 7 – Seed No. 6 North Carolina vs. Winner of Game No. 3, 8 p.m. (RSN)
Friday, March 6
Game No. 8 – Seed No. 4 Duke vs. Winner of Game No. 4, 11 a.m. (RSN)
Game No. 9 – Seed No. 1 Notre Dame vs. Winner of Game 5, 2 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 10 – Seed No. 2 Florida State vs. Winner of Game No. 6, 6 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 11 – Seed No. 3 Louisville vs. Winner of Game No. 7, 8 p.m. (RSN)
Saturday, March 7
Game No. 12 - ACC Semifinal No. 1, Noon. (ESPNU)
Game No. 13 - ACC Semifinal No. 2, 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Sunday, March 8
Game No. 14 - Championship Game, 1 p.m. (ESPN)