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March 10, 2013
GREENSBORO, N .C. (theACC.com) - 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.
|First Round, Thursday, March 14|
|#8 Boston College vs. #9 Georgia Tech||ESPNU/ACCN||Noon|
|#5 NC State vs. #12 Virginia Tech||ESPNU/ACCN||2:00|
|#7 Maryland vs. #10 Wake Forest||ESPNU/ACCN||7:00|
|#6 Florida State vs. #11 Clemson||ESPNU/ACCN||9:00|
|Quarterfinals, Friday, March 15|
|#1 Miami vs. 8/9 winner||ESPN2/ACCN||Noon|
|#4 Virginia vs. 5/12 winner||ESPN2/ACCN||2:00|
|#2 Duke vs. 7/10 winner||ESPN2/ACCN||7:00|
|#3 North Carolina vs. 6/11 winner||ESPN2/ACCN||9:00|
|Semifinals, Saturday, March 16|
|Game 9 (game 5 & 6 winners)||ESPN/ACCN||1:00|
|Game 10 (game 7 & 8 winners)||ESPN/ACCN||3:00|
|Finals, Sunday, March 17|
|Game 11 (championship game)||ESPN/ACCN||1:00|