Pairings Announced for the 34th Annual ACC Women's Basketball Tournament

Feb. 27, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke clinched the No. 1 seed in the upcoming 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament, which will begin Thursday, March 3, at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. The ninth-ranked Blue Devils look to collect their second consecutive ACC Tournament title.

The 34th Annual ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament is set to tip-off at approximately 11 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 3, and will conclude with a 1 p.m. championship contest on Sunday, March 6. The title game as well as the semifinals showings will be broadcast by Fox Sports Net (FSN) in HD, while the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. games on Thursday, March 3, and Friday, March 4, will be televised on the league’s regional package (RSN).

The Blue Devils defeated NC State last year in the ACC Tournament Championship game, earning the program its first conference tournament crown in six years. Duke owns six ACC Tournament titles, including a five-year stretch, the longest streak in ACC Tournament history. The Blue Devils will find out their quarterfinals opponent after No. 8 seeded Virginia takes on No. 9 seeded Wake Forest in the second game of the four-day event.

Thursday:
Game No. 1 - Seed No. 5 Georgia Tech vs. Seed No. 12 Virginia Tech 11:00a (RSN, Fox HD)
Game No. 2 - Seed No. 8 Virginia vs. Seed No. 9 Wake Forest 3:00p (RSN, Fox HD)
Game No. 3 - Seed No. 7 Boston College vs. Seed No. 10 NC State 6:00p (ACC Network on theACC.com)
Game No. 4 - Seed No. 6 North Carolina vs. Seed No. 11 Clemson 8:00p (ACC Network on theACC.com)
Friday:
Game No. 5 - Seed No. 4 Maryland vs. winner of Game 1 11:00a (RSN, Fox HD)
Game No. 6 - Seed No. 1 Duke vs. winner of Game 2 3:00p (RSN, Fox HD)
Game No. 7 - Seed No. 2 Miami vs. winner of Game 3 6:00p (ACC Network on theACC.com)
Game No. 8 - Seed No. 3 Florida State vs. winner of Game 4 8:00p (ACC Network on theACC.com)
Saturday:
Game No. 9 - ACC Semifinal 1 1:00 p.m. (Fox Sports Net - HD)
Game No. 10 - ACC Semifinal 2 3:30 p.m. (Fox Sports Net - HD)
Sunday:
Game No. 11 - Championship Game 1:00 p.m. (Fox Sports Net - HD)
RSN – Fox Sports Net South (FSNS), ComCast Sports Net (CSN), Fox Sports Net Florida (FSNFL), New England Sports Network (NESN)

The 2011 ACC Women’s Tournament will mark the 12th consecutive year the Coliseum has played host to the event. Last year, the Tournament set a new single-game attendance record in the opening round’s School Day game with a crowd of 11,445 that featured approximately 7,800 elementary students, nearly 2,000 more than the year before.

Tickets are available and may be obtained by calling tickets.com at (336) 852-1100, by visiting tickets.com on the web at www.tickets.com, or by calling an ACC school’s ticket office for tickets in that team’s section.

For all your ACC Women’s Basketball information, visit the official site of the 2011 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament at www.theACC.com/SheCanPlay. Fans can also follow the upcoming Tournament games on Twitter at @ACCwbb.