Pairings Announced for the 56th Annual ACC Tournament


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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two-time defending ACC champion North Carolina is the No. 1 seed in the upcoming 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, which gets underway Thursday, March 12, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga. The second-ranked Tar Heels clinched their 17th outright ACC regular season title, and 27th overall, with Sunday’s 79-71 win over seventh-ranked Duke.


In addition to top-seeded North Carolina, Wake Forest (No. 2), Duke (No. 3), and Florida State (No. 4) all earned first round byes from Thursday’s opening round session. For 24th-ranked Florida State, it marks the first time that the Seminoles have earned a first-round bye since joining the conference in time for the 1991-92 season.


The 56th edition of the ACC Tournament is set to tip-off at noon ET on Thursday, March 12, and will conclude with a 1 p.m. championship contest on Sunday, March 15.


Thursday, March 12


No. 8 Virginia Tech vs. No. 9 Miami, Noon (Raycom)

No. 5 Clemson vs. No. 12 Georgia Tech, 2:30 p.m. (Raycom)

No. 7 Maryland vs. No. 10 NC State, 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2)

No. 6 Boston College vs. No. 11 Virginia, 9:30 p.m. (Raycom)



Friday, March 13

Game No. 5: No. 1 North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech/Miami winner, Noon (Raycom/ESPN2)

Game No. 6: No. 4 Florida State vs. Clemson/Georgia Tech winner, 2:30 p.m. (Raycom/ESPN2)

Game No. 7: No. 2 Wake Forest vs. Maryland/NC State winner, 7:00 p.m. (Raycom/ESPN2)

Game No. 8: No. 3 Duke vs. Boston College/Virginia winner, 9:30 p.m. (Raycom/ESPN2)



Saturday, March 14

Game No. 9: ACC Semifinals, 1:30 p.m. (Raycom/ESPN)

Game No. 10 - ACC Semifinals, 4:00 p.m. (Raycom/ESPN)



Sunday, March 15

Game No. 11 - Championship Game, 1:00 p.m. (Raycom/ESPN)

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