Colleges

ACC bracket set: Pack earn No. 7 seed; Duke, UNC get double byes

Posted March 9, 2014
Updated March 10, 2014

Duke's Andre Dawkins during the Blue Devils' game verus North Carolina on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Durham, NC.  Duke defeated the Tar Heels 93-81.

It took until the final game of the regular season, but finally, the bracket is set for the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Virginia (25-6, 16-2 ACC) clinched the overall No. 1 seed and a double bye in the ACC tourney more than a week ago with their win over Syracuse. The Orange, who were in the driver’s seat for much of the year, however, needed a win Sunday to complete the rest of the top four.

By virtue of their win over Florida State, Syracuse (27-4, 14-4) earned the No. 2 seed, a game better than North Carolina and Duke in conference play. 2014 ACC Tournament logo 2014 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament bracket }Duke (24-7, 13-5) earned the tiebreaker over UNC for the No. 3 seed and will open play on Friday at 9 p.m.

UNC (23-8, 13-5) is seeded No. 4, and after also earning the double bye, will play Friday at 2 p.m.

Seeds five through nine will all open up Thursday. NC State (19-12, 9-9) will be the No. 7 seed after winning out on a three-way tie with Florida State and Maryland. The Wolfpack will play the winner of No. 10 Miami and No. 15 Virginia Tech Thursday at 7 p.m.

“We are the near-miss team,” NC State head coach Mark Gottfried said following Sunday’s win over Boston College that lifted the Wolfpack to the No. 7 seed. “We had a couple near misses here and there, but the reality is we are not there.”

No. 9 FSU (18-12, 9-9) and No. 8 Maryland (17-14, 9-9) will open against each other on Thursday at Noon.

Pittsburgh (23-8, 11-7) earned the No. 5 seed while Clemson (19-11, 10-8) will be the No. 6.

The tournament will get underway at 1 p.m. Wednesday as No. 12 Wake Forest (16-15, 6-12) plays No. 13 Notre Dame (15-16, 6-12). That will be followed by the Miami (16-15, 7-11) vs. Virginia Tech (9-21, 2-16) game.

The Day 1 night cap will feature No. 11 Georgia Tech (15-16, 6-12) and No. 14 Boston College (8-23, 4-14).

Most games will air on WRAL-TV as well as 99.9 The Fan ESPN Radio. Check the TV/Radio schedule for full details.

27 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • coachg392 Mar 11, 2014

    View quoted thread


    ????.....you are banned for life on all sports talk forums

  • jmcdow2792 Mar 11, 2014

    It all starts tomorrow. We will soon find out. This tournament will mean a lot. Some top seedings are on the line in the Dance. There is a good chance that a bubble team could get in based on this tourny. And there is always the opportunity for a lower seed to win. This should be a good one.

  • Kenan-FlaglerAlumni Mar 11, 2014

    Dook is 7-8 away from home this season. Can you imagine if they get a top 1-3 seed in the NCAA? It would have to be the first time in the history of the tournament that a team with a sub 500 record on the road did that.

  • Jeanne Gunn Mar 10, 2014

    View quoted thread



    The toughest part for State is that no team has ever started play on Thursday and won the ACCT. State has played UNC, Syracuse to the last possession, played UVA close, and beat Pitt once, and they're playing even better now. I would not be stunned if State pulled it off this year, behind TJ.

  • Jeanne Gunn Mar 10, 2014

    View quoted thread



    That kinda means all teams should be feared. The worst (BC, Wake) have beaten the best (Syracuse, Duke). Any team can beat any team. The question is, will a team that starts play on Wednesday or even Thursday be able to be the last team standing on Sunday?

  • Steven Cousler Mar 10, 2014

    State does have a very tough road in the AC tournament with likely consecutive games against Miami, Syracuse, Duke, and whoever comes out on the other side (UNC, UVA, Pitt).

    Good news is they will make a very strong statement to make the NCAA tourney if they only win the first 3. Winning 4 is a very remote possibility, but would give the Pack the assured automatic bid as ACC champion.

  • broadslabdukie Mar 10, 2014

    View quoted thread



    can tell you are a tarhole
    Any team that wins their conference tournament automatically earns a bid to the NCAA tournament. State did it in 1983 and won it all.

  • Kenan-FlaglerAlumni Mar 10, 2014

    Even if NC State wins the ACC tournament, they will not make the NCAA field. Every analyst agrees with this statement.

  • xfactor Mar 10, 2014

    Does anyone know if the ACC Tournament will be streamed on WRAL.com? I'm afraid it's going to be blacked out on WATCHESPN.

  • olivechapel1000 Mar 10, 2014

    not a big fan of the Double bye system. Shold make it were the top seed is the only with a 1st round bye.

More...

 

 

  • PGA Golf: Quicken Loans National

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA Golf: Quicken Loans National

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA Tour Special: PGA Tour 2015: Playing with a Purpose

    Saturday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA Golf: WGC – Bridgestone Invitational

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA Golf: WGC – Bridgestone Invitational

    Sunday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: Washington Nationals at NY Mets

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Washington Nationals at NY Mets

    Sunday at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

RBC Canadian Open (PGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1J. Day-17F
2B. Watson-16F
3D. Hearn-15F
4J. Furyk-14F
5tS. Cink-13F
5tT. Hoge-13F
7tA. Hadwin-12F
7tA. Cook-12F
7tM. Kuchar-12F
7tC. Hoffman-12F
View Full Leaderboard
 
Paul Lawrie (EURO)
Leader in BOLD/CAPS
MatchHScore
QUESNE v Lewis43 up
HEND v Singh32 up
Kieffer v Hoey2AS
Broberg v FINCH21 up
Ramsay v Kapur1AS
Carlsson v MOLINARI11 up
Fitzpatrick v Dredge00 and 18
Uihlein v Wilson00 and 18
Wood v Kruger00 and 18
Campillo v Daly00 and 18
Jacquelin v Benson00 and 18
Havret v Horsey00 and 18
Levy v Foster00 and 18
Madsen v Quiros00 and 18
Hatton v Fichardt00 and 18
Rock v Lundberg00 and 18
Wall v Doak00 and 18
Wattel v Lawrie00 and 18
Aiken v Jamieson00 and 18
Dodt v Fisher00 and 18
Canizares v Bjerregaard00 and 18
Fraser v Karlsson00 and 18
Bourdy v Colsaerts00 and 18
Fisher, Jr. v Olesen00 and 18
Howell v Brooks00 and 18
Pieters v Drysdale00 and 18
Aphibarnrat v Ormsby00 and 18
Johnston v Storm00 and 18
Morrison v Edberg00 and 18
Carlsson v Crespi00 and 18
Warren v Bland00 and 18
Aguilar v Zanotti00 and 18
View Full Leaderboard
Madeira Islands (EURO)
PosNameScoreThru
1S. Henry-22
2tA. Marshall-13
2tD. Gaunt-12
2tJ. Rask-12
2tT. Sinnott-12
2tM. Orrin-11
2tL. Slattery-11
8tJ. HeathE2
8tC. BerardoE1
8tM. BremnerE1
View Full Leaderboard
 
ATP Scoreboard
Wednesday, Jul. 29
BB&T Atlanta Open (ATP)
First Round
R. Berankis6 6    
T. Smyczek4 4    
R. Stepanek6 6    
C. Eubanks2 2    
Second Round
(7) G. Muller6 6    
J. Donaldson3 2    
(2) V. Pospisil6 63 6   
Y. Lu4 77 4   
(5) M. Baghdatis7 3 6   
S. Groth5 6 3   
(4) A. Mannarino2 4    
G. Soeda6 6    
 
bet-at-home Open (ATP)
Second Round
(3) R. Bautista A62 67    
A. Bedene77 79    
(6) J. Monaco1 5    
L. Pouille6 7    
(8) F. Fognini6 3 6   
A. Ramos-Vino2 6 3   
(2) T. Robredo6 3 5   
B. Paire2 6 7   
 
Suisse Open Gstaad (ATP)
Second Round
(8) S. Giraldo6 6    
M. Ilhan2 3    
(4) P. Andujar7 6    
D. Lajovic5 2    
(2) F. Lopez2 6 6   
J. Reister6 4 1   
(5) T. Bellucci6 6    
S. Robert3 2    
 
WTA Scoreboard
Wednesday, Jul. 29
Brasil Tennis Cup (WTA)
Second Round
(8) P. Kania2 67    
G. Ce6 79    
(7) L. Siegemund6 6    
E. Kostova3 1    
(2) A. Tomljanovi1 6 1   
T. Martincova6 4 6   
(1) T. Maria3 1    
M. Torro-Flor6 6    
(5) B. Mattek-San6 6    
A. Bogdan2 3    
(3) A. Beck6 6    
A. Lim1 2    
V. Cepede Roy64 6 4   
A. Sevastova77 4 6   
(4) T. Pereira6 6    
R. Ozaki4 1    
 
Baku Cup (WTA)
First Round
(9) D. Kovinic0 0    
E. Rodina6 2    
(2) K. Knapp6 6    
S. Voegele1 4    
Second Round
L. Zhu4 6 3   
D. Vekic6 0 6   
M. Gasparyan6 6    
Z. Yang4 4    
A. Hlavackova64 2    
A. Panova77 6    
(1) A. Pavlyuchen3     
K. Bondarenko0