Pairings Announced For The 58th Annual ACC Tournament

GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina is the No. 1 seed in the upcoming 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, which gets underway Thursday, March 10, at- the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum. The 13th-ranked Tar Heels clinched their 18th outright ACC regular-season title, and 28th overall, with Saturday’s 81-67 win over fourth-ranked Duke.

In addition to top-seeded North Carolina, Duke (No. 2), Florida State (No. 3) and Clemson (No. 4) all earned first-round byes from Thursday’s opening-round session.

The 2011 ACC Tournament is set to tip off at noon ET on Thursday, March 10, and will conclude with a 1 p.m. championship contest on Sunday, March 13.

2011 ACC Tournament Schedule

Thursday, March 10 - First Round
#8 seed Virginia vs. #9 seed Miami noon ACC Network
#5 seed Boston College vs. #12 seed Wake Forest 2:00 p.m.* ACC Network
#7 seed Maryland vs. #10 seed NC State 7:00 p.m. ESPN2
#6 seed Virginia Tech vs. #11 seed Georgia Tech 9:00 p.m.* ACC Network

Friday, March 11 - Quarterfinals
#1 seed North Carolina vs. Game 1 Winner noon ACC Network/ESPN2
#4 seed Clemson vs. Game 2 Winner 2:00 p.m.* ACC Network/ESPN2
#2 seed Duke vs. Game 3 Winner 7:00 p.m. ACC Network/ESPN2
#3 seed Florida State vs. Game 4 Winner 9:00 p.m.* ACC Network/ESPN2

Saturday, March 12 - Semifinals
ACC Semifinal 1 1:00 p.m. ACC Network/ESPN
ACC Semifinal 2 3:00 p.m.* ACC Network/ESPN

Sunday, March 13 - Championship
Championship Game 1:00 p.m. ACC Network/ESPN

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