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Atlantic Coast Conference announces men's basketball seedings for ACC Tournament

Virginia basketball's Jay Huff
UNC's Cole Anthony
Posted at 8:44 PM, Mar 07, 2020

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced the seedings and bracket for the 67th annual New York Life ACC Tournament, which will be played Tuesday through Saturday (March 10-14) at Greensboro Coliseum.

After winning its first ACC regular-season championship, Florida State (26-5, 16-4 ACC) has claimed the tournament’s top seed for the first time. The Seminoles earned a double bye into the quarterfinals on Thursday. Also picking up double byes: No. 2 Virginia (23-7, 15-5), No. 3 Louisville (24-7, 15-5) and No. 4 Duke (25-6, 15-5).

The tournament begins Tuesday with a pair of first-round matchups. No. 12 Wake Forest (13-17, 6-14) battles No. 13 Pitt (15-16, 6-14) at 4:30 p.m., with No. 11 Virginia Tech (16-15, 7-13) taking on No. 14 North Carolina (13-18, 6-14) in the nightcap at 7 p.m.

The second-round quadruple-header on Wednesday starts at noon with No. 8 seed Clemson (15-15, 9-11) facing No. 9 Miami (15-15, 7-13). No. 5 seed NC State (19-12, 10-10) opens its tournament at approximately 2 p.m. when it plays the winner of the Wake Forest-Pitt matchup. In the evening session, No. 7 Notre Dame (19-12, 10-10) plays No. 10 Boston College (13-18, 7-13) at 7 p.m., with No. 6 Syracuse (17-14, 10-10) squaring off with the Virginia Tech-North Carolina winner at approximately 9 p.m.

The Wednesday winners then will move on to play the tournament’s top four seeds on Thursday in the quarterfinals.

The full 2020 New York Life ACC Tournament schedule:

Tuesday, March 10: First Round
4:30 p.m. – No. 12 Wake Forest vs. No. 13 Pitt
7 p.m. – No. 11 Virginia Tech vs. No. 14 North Carolina

Wednesday, March 11: Second Round
Noon – No. 8 Clemson vs. No. 9 Miami
2 p.m. – No. 5 NC State vs. Wake Forest/Pitt winner
7 p.m. – No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Boston College
9 p.m. – No. 6 Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech/North Carolina winner

Thursday, March 12: Quarterfinals
12:30 p.m. – No. 1 Florida State vs. Clemson/Miami winner
2:30 p.m. – No. 4 Duke vs. Wednesday 2 p.m. winner
7 p.m. – No. 2 Virginia vs. Wednesday 7 p.m. winner
9 p.m. – No. 3 Louisville vs. Wednesday 9 p.m. winner

Friday, March 13: Semifinals
7 p.m. – Thursday afternoon winners
9 p.m. – Thursday evening winners

Saturday, March 14: Championship
8:30 p.m. – Semifinal winners