North Carolina’s regular season-ending 91-73 rout of Duke on Saturday had several implications on the bracket for next week’s ACC men’s basketball tournament at Greensboro Coliseum.
Not only did it help the Tar Heels secure the No. 6 seed in the event, where they will begin play at 9 p.m. on Wednesday against the winner of a first-round matchup against either Wake Forest or Notre Dame, but the result also allowed NC State to leapfrog the Blue Devils for a first-round bye.
While the Wolfpack will be the No. 9 seed, matched against No. 8 Syracuse at noon on Wednesday, coach Mike Krzyzewki’s team will be relegated to a Tuesday’s opening round as the 10th seed and a date with No. 15 Boston College at 4:30 p.m.
The matchup between No. 11 Notre Dame and No. 14 Wake Forest is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Seedings, pairings and game times are subject to all 15 teams participating, which is still up in the air because of Virginia Tech’s current COVID-19 pause.
Regular season champion Virginia, Florida State, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech are the top four seeds for the tournament, which runs through the championship game on Saturday.
Here is the full tournament schedule:
Tuesday, March 9 • First Round
2 p.m. — No. 12 Pitt vs. No. 13 Miami (ACC Network)
4:30 p.m. — No. 10 Duke vs. No. 15 Boston College (ACC Network)
7 p.m. — No. 11 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Wake Forest (ACC Network)
Wednesday, March 10 • Second Round
Noon — No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 9 NC State (ACC Network)
2:30 p.m. — No. 5 Clemson vs. Pitt/Miami winner (ACC Network)
6:30 p.m. — No. 7 Louisville vs. Duke/Boston College winner (ACC Network)
9 p.m. — No. 6 North Carolina vs. Notre Dame/Wake Forest winner (ACC Network)
Thursday, March 11 • Quarterfinals
Noon — No. 1 Virginia vs. Wednesday noon winner (ESPN or ESPN2)
2:30 p.m. — No. 4 Georgia Tech vs. Wednesday 2:30 p.m. winner (ESPN or ESPN2)
6:30 p.m. — No. 2 Florida State vs. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. winner (ESPN or ESPN2)
9 p.m. — No. 3 Virginia Tech vs. Wednesday 9 p.m. winner (ESPN or ESPN2)
Friday, March 12 • Semifinals
6:30 p.m. — Thursday afternoon winners (ESPN or ESPN2)
9 p.m. — Thursday evening winners (ESPN or ESPN2)
Saturday, March 13 • Championship
8:30 p.m. — Semifinal winners (ESPN)