2016 ACC Basketball Tournament bracket is set

UNC will be the #1 Seed in the 2016 ACC Tournament

Greensboro, NC – The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced the seedings and bracket for the 63rd annual ACC Basketball Tournament, which will be played Tuesday through Saturday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

2016 ACC Basketball Tournament bracket

2016 ACC Basketball Tournament bracket

Regular-season champion North Carolina (25-6 overall, 14-4 ACC) will be the top-seeded team for the 25th time. The Tar Heels will receive a double-bye into Thursday’s quarterfinal round, along with No. 2 Virginia (24-6, 13-5), No. 3 Miami (24-6, 13-5) and No. 4 Notre Dame (20-10, 11-7).

acc tourney brochureThe tournament’s Opening Day on Tuesday features a pair of first-round games. No. 12 NC State (15-16, 5-13) faces No. 13 Wake Forest (11-19, 2-16) at noon, followed by No. 11 Florida State (18-12, 8-10) versus No. 14 Boston College (7-24, 0-18) at 2 p.m.

Fifth-seeded Duke (22-9, 11-7), No. 6 Virginia Tech (18-13, 10-8), No. 7 Clemson (17-13, 10-8), No. 8 Pitt (20-10, 9-9), No. 9 Syracuse (19-12, 9-9) and No. 10 Georgia Tech (18-13, 8-10) will see their first tournament action on Wednesday.

For the second year in a row and the 30th time in its history, the ACC Tournament will culminate with a pair of semifinal games on Friday night and the championship game on Saturday. This year’s Saturday championship game is set for a primetime 9 p.m. tipoff.

verizon center seating chartAll 13 tournament games will be nationally televised on ESPN or ESPN2 and the ACC Network.

The full schedule for the 2016 New York Life ACC Tournament:

Tuesday, March 8 – Opening Day
Noon – No. 12 NC State vs. No. 13 Wake Forest (ESPN2/ACC Network)
2 p.m. – No. 11 Florida State vs. No. 14 Boston College (ESPN2/ACC Network)

Wednesday, March 9 – Second round
Noon – No. 8 Pitt vs. No. 9 Syracuse (ESPN/ACC Network)
2 p.m. – No. 5 Duke vs. Tuesday noon winner (ESPN/ACC Network)
7 p.m. – No. 7 Clemson vs. No. 10 Georgia Tech (ESPN2/ACC Network)
9 p.m. – No. 6 Virginia Tech vs. Tuesday 2 p.m. winner (ESPN2/ACC Network)

Thursday, March 10 – Quarterfinals
Noon – No. 1 North Carolina vs. Wednesday noon winner (ESPN/ACC Network)
2 p.m. – No. 4 Notre Dame vs. Wednesday 2 p.m. winner (ESPN/ACC Network)
7 p.m. – No. 2 Virginia 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 11 – Semifinals
7 p.m. – Thursday afternoon winners (ESPN/ACC Network)
9 p.m. – Thursday evening winners (ESPN/ACC Network)

Saturday, March 12 – Championship
9 p.m. – Friday evening winners (ESPN/ACC Network)

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