2012 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Pairings are set for the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament, which gets under way Thursday at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Regular-season champion Duke (24-4 overall, 15-1 ACC) is seeded first in tournament field and will be seeking its third straight ACC title.
Miami (25-4, 14-2) is seeded No. 2, followed by No. 3 Maryland (25-4, 12-4) and No. 4 Georgia Tech (22-7, 12-4). Each of the top four seeds earned first-round byes and will open play in quarterfinal round on Friday. Duke entered this weekend ranked seventh nationally, while Miami was ranked fifth, Maryland sixth and Georgia Tech 17th.
The first round of the 35th Annual ACC Women's Basketball Tournament is set to tip-off at approximately 11 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 1, and will conclude with a 2 p.m. championship contest on Sunday, March 4.
Thursday: Game No. 1 - Seed No. 5 North Carolina vs. Seed No. 12 Clemson 11:00 a.m.
Game No. 2 - Seed No. 8 Florida State vs. Seed No. 9 NC State 3:00 p.m.
Game No. 3 - Seed No. 7 Wake Forest vs. Seed No. 10 Virginia Tech 6:00 p.m.
Game No. 4 - Seed No. 6 Virginia vs. Seed No. 11 Boston College 8:00 p.m.
Friday: Game No. 5 - Seed No. 4 Georgia Tech vs. winner of Game 1 11:00 a.m.
Game No. 6 - Seed No. 1 Duke vs. winner of Game 2 3:00 p.m.
Game No. 7 - Seed No. 2 Miami vs. winner of Game 3 6:00 p.m.
Game No. 8 - Seed No. 3 Maryland vs. winner of Game 4 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: Game No. 9 - ACC Semifinal 1 11:00 a.m.
Game No. 10 - ACC Semifinal 2 1:30 p.m.
Sunday: Game No. 11 - Championship Game 2:00 p.m.
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