CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The ACC Tournament is back in its natural habitat of North Carolina.

After a one-year stop in DC and two years in Brooklyn, this year's edition is in Charlotte for the first time since 2008. This year's tournament features three national championship contenders and a host of teams talented enough to make noise in March.

Blue blood programs Duke and North Carolina find themselves fighting for No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament as is Virginia (28-2, 16-2). The Cavaliers gained the ACC's top seed with a 73-68 win Saturday against Louisville. North Carolina (26-5, 14-4) earned the second seed with a 79-70 win against No. 3 Duke (26-5, 14-4) Saturday. 

The biggest question for the Blue Devils and most of college basketball is whether or not Zion Williamson will make his return for the tournament. Williamson suffered a knee sprain in the opening minute against North Carolina on Feb. 20.

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Virginia and UNC were regular season co-champions. The Cavaliers are the No. 1 seed for the fourth time in six years. The defending ACC champs return to the city where they were stunned by No. 16 seed University of Maryland-Baltimore County last year, one of the biggest upsets in the history of the sport. The Cavs are led by Kyle Guy and De'Andre Hunter.

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Cam Johnson and freshman sensation Coby White lead the Tar Heels in scoring while senior Luke Maye averages a double double in points and rebounds.

Florida State (25-6, 13-5) is the No. 4 seed. FSU, No. 7 Louisville (19-12, 10-8), No. 6 Syracuse (19-12, 10-8) and No. 5 Virginia Tech (23-7, 12-6) are all fighting to improve their NCAA seeding. Other teams like NC State (21-10, 9-9) and Clemson (19-12, 9-9) are on the tournament bubble and need wins to boost their resume. 

WFMY News 2 will carry all 14 games live, starting Tuesday with Miami and Wake Forest at the Spectrum Center. Here's the tournament schedule:

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Tuesday, March 12

First round

Noon – No. 12 Miami vs. No. 13 Wake Forest 

2 p.m. – No. 10 Georgia Tech vs. No. 15 Notre Dame 

7 p.m. – No. 11 Boston College vs. No. 14 Pitt 

Wednesday, March 13

Second round

Noon – No. 8 NC State vs. No. 9 Clemson 

2 p.m. – No. 5 Virginia Tech vs. Tuesday noon winner 

7 p.m. – No. 7 Louisville vs. Tuesday 2 p.m. winner 

9 p.m. – No. 6 Syracuse vs. Tuesday 7 p.m. winner 

Thursday, March 14


12:30 p.m. – No. 1 Virginia vs. Wednesday noon winner 

2:30 p.m. – No. 4 Florida State vs. Wednesday 2 p.m. winner 

7 p.m. – No. 2 North Carolina vs. Wednesday 7 p.m. winner 

9 p.m. – No. 3 Duke vs. Wednesday 9 p.m. winner 

Friday, March 15


7 p.m. – Thursday afternoon winners 

9 p.m. – Thursday evening winners 

Saturday, March 16


8:30 p.m. – Friday evening winners 

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