Duke women earn No. 1 seed, UNC gets No. 3 after coin flip
Posted March 3, 2013
Updated March 4, 2013
After falling to Duke Sunday, North Carolina went to a coin flip for the No. 2 seed in the ACC women’s tournament. They lost it to Maryland and will be the No. 3 seed when things get underway in Greensboro Thursday.
The Blue Devils (27-2, 17-1 ACC) had already secured the No. 1 seed before the rivalry contest Sunday in which they defeated the Tar Heels, 65-58. Duke is looking for their third ACC title in four seasons.
Neither Duke nor North Carolina (26-5, 14-4) will play Thursday after receiving first-round byes. NC State (15-15, 7-11) played their way to a No. 8 seed and will play No. 9 Clemson (9-20, 5-13) on Thursday at 2 p.m.
Florida State (21-8, 11-7) earned the No. 4 seed and the final first-round bye.
The first game of the tournament will get going Thursday at 11 a.m. as No. 5 Miami (20-9, 11-7) takes on No. 12 Virginia Tech (10-19, 4-14).
Duke will play the winner of NC State-Clemson on Friday. UNC will play the winner of Virginia Boston College.
The semifinal games are set for Saturday. The championship game will be contested Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.