RALEIGH — It took until the final game of the regular season to determine all the seedings, but the matchups for the ACC’s postseason basketball tournament at Barclays Center in Brooklyn are finally set.
Duke’s win against arch-rival North Carolina clinched the No. 2 seed and a double bye into Thursday’s quarterfinals. Conversely, it knocked the Tar Heels out of the double bye and forced them to do what the Blue Devils did a year ago — win four games in as many days to earn the tournament title.
UNC will be the No. 6 seed and play the winner of an opening round matchup between No. 11 Syracuse and No. 14 Wake Forest at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Should the Tar Heels advance, they would take on No. 3 Miami in a rematch of their emotional Senior Night loss to the Hurricanes.
Duke and UNC could potentially meet for a third time this season in the semifinals if they both make it that far.
NC State, meanwhile, helped its cause Saturday by bouncing back less than 24 hours after a disappointing loss at Georgia Tech to beat Louisville and secure the No. 5 seed.
The Wolfpack will open the tournament on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. against the winner of an opening round matchup between 12th-seeded Boston College and No. 13 Georgia Tech. With a win, coach Kevin Keatts’ team would face a quarterfinal matchup with Clemson with a possible date with top-seeded Virginia in the semifinals.
Duke’s quarterfinal opponent will be either No. 7 Virginia Tech or the winner of a first-round game between No. 10 Notre Dame and No. 15 Pittsburgh.
Noon — No. 12 Boston College vs. No. 13 Georgia Tech 1 p.m. (ESPN2/ACC Network)
2:30 p.m. — No. 10 Notre Dame vs. No. 15 Pittsburgh (ESPN2/ACC Network)
7 p.m. — No. 11 Syracuse No. 14 Wake Forest (ESPN2/ACC Network)
Noon. — No. 8 Florida State vs. Louisville (ESPN/ACC Network)
2:30 p.m. — No. 5 NC State vs. BC/Georgia Tech (ESPN/ACC Network)
7 p.m. — No. 7 Virginia Tech vs. Notre Dame/Pitt (ESPN/ACC Network)
9:30 p.m. — No. 6 UNC vs. Syracuse/Wake Forest (ESPN/ACC Network)
Noon. — No. 1 Virginia vsFSU/Louisville (ESPN/ACC Network)
2 p.m. — No. 4 Clemson vs. NC State/BC/GA Tech (ESPN/ACC Network)
7 p.m. — No. 2 Duke vs. VA Tech/Notre Dame/ Pitt (ESPN/ACC Network)
9:30 p.m. — No. 3 Miami vs. UNC/Syracuse/Wake Forest (ESPN/ACC Network)
7 p.m. — Friday afternoon winners (ESPNU)
9:30 p.m. — Friday evening winners (ESPNU)
2 p.m. — Championship game (ESPN2)