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UNC gets No. 1 seed in South, Duke No. 2 in East, Wake No. 4 in Midwest

Posted March 15, 2009
Updated March 16, 2009

North Carolina and Duke will play their NCAA first-round games in Greensboro, the NCAA announced Sunday night.

UNC, the No. 1 seed in the South, will play Raford on Thursday. That game will be played at approximately 2:50 p.m.

Duke, the No. 2 seed in the East, will play Binghamton, also Thursday. That game will be Thursday night at 9:40 p.m.

Tickets to the games remained available as of 9 p.m. Sunday.

The East Regional is in Boston and the South in Memphis.

The top four seeds in the tournament are Louisville (Midwest Regional), Pittsburgh (East) and Connecticut (West) in addition to UNC.

Carolina is the No. 3 overall seed, with Louisville the top seed in the field.

Wake Forest (24-6) is a No. 4 seed in the Midwest and will play Cleveland State (25-10) on Friday in Miami.

Maryland is a No. 10 seed in the West. Seven ACC teams made the field. The Big East and Big Ten also had seven teams, while the SEC only had three.

Arizona State, coached by former N.C. State coach Herb Sendek, is the No. 6 seed in the South Regional.

UNC coach Roy Williams said the Heels "are ecstatic to be in the tournament as a No. 1 seed. ...

"Playing in Greensboro is great for our fans and students, but now we have to play well no matter where or when we play. Every coach in the field thinks his draw is the toughest and I am no exception. However, we can't be concerned with what the other teams in the field are doing. We have to concern ourselves with our team and how we are playing."

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  • LGD Mar 17, 2:13 p.m.

    "Good luck to all ACC teams except one. I just have a real hard time pulling for Maryland. Cant get past it."

    I understand completely....

    GO DUKE

  • LGD Mar 17, 2:10 p.m.

    Yeah, I think FSU got the shaft a little. They are at least a 4 and maybe a 3 seed! They played poorly on Sunday and that might have affected the seeding some. At least the ACC got 7 teams in!! Go Heels!!!!

    DUKE's defense had something to do with that. Duke out rebounded the Seminoles and denied the passing lanes, pressured the ball and shot the ball very well; FSU got out played, simple!

    I will say, FSU has an awesome dance team....seriously!

    GO DUKE!

  • demondeacon Mar 17, 8:59 a.m.

    Good luck to all ACC teams except one. I just have a real hard time pulling for Maryland. Cant get past it.

  • 879wins Mar 16, 8:53 p.m.

    Just a matter of time. That's all.

  • Nicole Rose Mar 16, 7:48 p.m.

    Roy will never get it done...

  • tlg0022 Mar 16, 7:41 p.m.

    Well Roy's got a lot of catching up to do...

  • 879wins Mar 16, 6:47 p.m.

    Roy will own mike by the time it's over.

  • Tizu Mar 16, 4:58 p.m.

    not to mention 4 straight Final Fours in the 90s.

  • fbguru Mar 16, 4:36 p.m.

    one great player can't win games (Oklahoma)....Why? Lawson evidentally has done it for UNC! They're so "great", but can't win without him! They've got the BEST point guard, the BEST big man, and two great forwards in Ellington and Green...but can't win it all! Must be the coaching!!!! When Coach K had as much talent, he won back-to-back (and SHOULD have won back-to-back again in '01-'02!)

  • gcfarms Mar 16, 4:28 p.m.

    DUKE (Texas/MINN) or UNC (LSU/Butler) does not have a cake walk with second game. Whoever wins... View More

    — Posted by LGD

    LSU or Butler could be tough if Lawson isn't back to 100%. That match up worries me some.

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