ACC Tournament bracket set

The ACC tournament bracket is set, meaning Georgia Tech knows who it will face in its first-round matchup, as well as potential games in the second round and quarterfinals.

Tech, which earned the No. 13 seed in the 15-team tournament with its win on Saturday over Wake Forest, will play Boston College at noon at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Tuesday in a 12-13 game. The winner of that game will play the No. 5 seed, N.C. State, on Wednesday in a game scheduled for 2 p.m.

The winner of that game will play the No. 4 seed, Clemson, Wednesday in a quarterfinal on Wednesday also scheduled for 2 p.m.

For a No. 13 seed, that’s about as much as a team could hope for in a possible path to the semifinals. Tech lost to Boston College on the road in overtime. The Yellow Jackets beat N.C. State at home on Thursday. And Clemson is a team that the Jackets wouldn’t be afraid of and moreover would likely be eager to face.

In two meetings this season, Tech both times led the Tigers by double digits before losing.

The Jackets will travel to Brooklyn Sunday in order to practice Monday at the Barclays Center in preparation for Tuesday’s game.

Besides Tech’s hopes to end the season with a run in Brooklyn, 14 other teams have ambitions of their own, including:

Top-seeded Virginia, which ran through the regular-season schedule at 17-1, will try to win just its third ACC Tournament championship in school history.

No. 4 seed Clemson, the only charter ACC member not to have won the tournament, has a double bye for the first time in the five years the conference has used the format.

No. 10 seed Notre Dame, which lost star forward Bonzie Colson for 15 games with a broken foot, will try to make a run to make a final play for an NCAA Tournament bid.

Tuesday, March 6

First round

Noon – No. 12 Boston College vs. No. 13 Georgia Tech (ESPN2/ACC Network)

2 p.m. – No. 10 Notre Dame vs. No. 15 Pitt (ESPN2/ACC Network)

7 p.m. – No. 11 Syracuse vs. No. 14 Wake Forest (ESPNU/ACC Network)


Wednesday, March 7

Second round

Noon – No. 8 Florida State vs. No. 9 Louisville (ESPN/ACC Network)

2 p.m. – No. 5 NC State vs. Tuesday noon winner (ESPN/ACC Network)

7 p.m. – No. 7 Virginia Tech vs. Tuesday 2 p.m. winner (ESPN2/ACC Network)

9 p.m. – No. 6 North Carolina vs. Tuesday 7 p.m. winner (ESPN2/ACC Network)


Thursday, March 8


Noon – No. 1 Virginia vs. Wednesday noon winner (ESPN/ACC Network)

2 p.m. – No. 4 Clemson vs. Wednesday 2 p.m. winner (ESPN/ACC Network)

7 p.m. – No. 2 Duke vs. Wednesday 7 p.m. winner (ESPN/ACC Network)

9 p.m. – No. 3 Miami vs. Wednesday 9 p.m. winner (ESPN/ACC Network)


Friday, March 9


7 p.m. – Thursday afternoon winners (ESPN or ESPN2/ACC Network)

9 p.m. – Thursday evening winners (ESPN or ESPN2/ACC Network)


Saturday, March 10


8:30 p.m. – Friday evening winners (ESPN/ACC Network)

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