ACC Releases Men's Tournament Seedings

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced the seedings and bracket for the 64th annual New York Life ACC Tournament, which will be played Tuesday through Saturday at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Regular-season champion and defending ACC Tournament champion North Carolina (26-6 overall, 14-4 ACC) will be the top-seeded team for the 26th time. The Tar Heels will receive a double-bye into Thursday’s quarterfinal round, along with No. 2 seed Florida State (24-7 12-6), No. 3 Notre Dame (23-8, 12-6) and No. 4 Louisville (24-7, 12-6).

The tournament opens Tuesday with three first-round games. No. 12 Clemson (16-14, 6-12) faces No. 13 NC State (15-16, 4-14) at noon, followed by No. 10 Wake Forest (18-12, 9-9) versus No. 15 Boston College (2-16, 9-22) at 2 p.m. No. 11 seed Georgia Tech (17-14, 8-10) faces No. 14 Pitt (15-16, 4-14) at 7 p.m.

Fifth-seeded Duke (23-8, 11-7), No. 6 Virginia (21-9, 11-7), No. 7 Virginia Tech (21-9, 10-8), No. 8 Syracuse (18-13, 10-8) and No.9 Miami (20-10, 10-8) will see their first tournament action on Wednesday. Syracuse and Miami will square off at noon, while Duke, Virginia and Virginia Tech will meet the winners of Tuesday’s three first-round games.

Wednesday’s winners will advance to face the tournament’s four top seeded teams in Thursday’s quarterfinal round.

The 2017 New York Life ACC Tournament will culminate with a pair of semifinal games on Friday night and the championship game on Saturday evening. This year’s championship game is set for a primetime 9 p.m. start.

The previous six ACC Tournaments (2011-16) have produced six different champions.

All 14 tournament games will be nationally televised on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU and the ACC Network (ACCN). All games will also be available via WatchESPN and the ACC.com.

The full schedule for the 2017 New York Life ACC Tournament:

Tuesday, March 7
First round
Noon – No. 12 Clemson vs. No. 13 NC State 
2 p.m. – No. 10 Wake Forest vs. No. 15 Boston College 
7 p.m. – No. 11 Georgia Tech vs. No. 14 Pitt 

Wednesday, March 8
Second round
Noon – No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 9 Miami 
2 p.m. – No. 5 Duke vs. Tuesday noon winner 
7 p.m. – No. 7 Virginia Tech vs. Tuesday 2 p.m. winner 
9 p.m. – No. 6 Virginia vs. Tuesday 7 p.m. winner 

Thursday, March 9
Quarterfinals
Noon – No. 1 North Carolina vs. Wednesday noon winner 
2 p.m. – No. 4 Louisville vs. Wednesday 2 p.m. winner 
7 p.m. – No. 2 Florida State vs. Wednesday 7 p.m. winner 
9 p.m. – No. 3 Notre Dame vs. Wednesday 9 p.m. winner 

Friday, March 10
Semifinals
7 p.m. – Thursday afternoon winners 
9 p.m. – Thursday evening winners

Saturday, March 11
Championship
9 p.m. – Friday evening winners 

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