ACC Tournament: Schedule, seeding, times and more


The Atlantic Coast Conference kicks off its tournament on Tuesday as we head full steam into the NCAA Tournament

It’s finally Championship Week in college basketball.

The North Carolina Tar Heels are fresh off a big home win over Duke on Saturday night, giving them the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title for the second-straight year.

Now they turn their attention to the conference tournament as they look to repeat there as well.

Last year, UNC beat Virginia in the tournament championship game in Washington D.C. as they were well on their way to a No. 1 seed. UNC rode some late season momentum all the way to the National Championship Game.

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This year the tournament is in a new location as the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York will play host.

UNC enters as a projected No. 1 seed according to several mock brackets. They will likely be on the one line come Selection Sunday unless something crazy happens during Championship Week.

The tournament will tipoff Tuesday afternoon with the first game at Noon between (13) NC State and (12) Clemson. The entire tournament will air on the ESPN family of networks including ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.

Here is the full schedule:

Tuesday, March 7

Game 1: (12) Clemson 75, (13) NC State 61
Game 2: (10) Wake Forest 92, (15) Boston College 78
Game 3: (14) Pittsburgh 61, (11) Georgia Tech 59

Wednesday, March 8

Game 4: (9) Miami (Fla.) 62,  (8) Syracuse 57
Game 5: (5) Duke 79, (12) Clemson 72
Game 6: (7) Virginia Tech 99, (10) Wake Forest 90
Game 7: (6) Virginia 75, (14) Pitt 63

Thursday, March 9

Game 8: (1) UNC 78, (9) Miami (Fla.) 53
Game 9: (5) Duke 81, (4) Louisville 77
Game 10: (2) Florida State 74, (7) Virginia Tech 68
Game 11: (3) Notre Dame 71,. (6) Virginia 58

Friday, March 10

Game 12: (1) UNC vs. (5) Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN2)
Game 13: (2) Florida State vs. (3) Notre Dame, 9 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN2)

Saturday, March 11

Championship: Winner G12 vs. Winner G13, 9 p.m. (ESPN

UNC has earned a double bye and will play their first game on Thursday at Noon on ESPN, taking on the winner of (9) Miami and (8) Syracuse. The Tar Heels lost their only meeting with the Hurricanes on the road this year.

They beat the Orange at home but ‘Cuse has turned it on as of late, pushing toward an NCAA Tournament berth.

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Check back with Keeping It Heel for more on the ACC Tournament this week and follow along on Twitter as we update you on the games as it happens.


Thursday, March 9

Duke vs. Louisville

4:34 — Louisville has missed 3 key FT’s down the stretch… trail 78-75 with 26 seconds left.

4:29 — Duke has stormed back to take a 75-72 lead over the Cardinals. Just 2:41 left…

3:20 — Duke takes a 39-37 lead into halftime.

2:40 — Duke, Louisville off to a slow start here in Brooklyn.

UNC vs. Miami

2:02 — UNC 78, Miami 53. Tar Heels advance to Friday. Will play winner of Duke/Louisville.

1:57 — UNC has opened it’s lead to 20-plus over Miami. Up 71-47 with 3:20 left.

1:40 — Hell of a play here by Theo.

1:33 — Big three ball by Luke Maye!

1:30 —Justin Jackson is starting to feel it. Now has 7 in the second half. UNC leads 55-43.

1:24 — 12-3 run by UNC to open second half.

1:04 — UNC has to get more from Justin Jackson and Joel Berry. Only 4 combined points at halftime.

12:50 p.m. — UNC led by 12 with over two minutes left in the first half. 7-0 run by Miami cuts lead to 5. Tar Heels lead 34-29.