Pairings set for 2019 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament

Greensboro, NC – Regular season co-champion Notre Dame will hold the No. 1 seed as the Greensboro Coliseum plays host to the 42nd annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament this Wednesday (March 6) through Sunday (March 10).

The tournament will feature all 15 ACC teams and 14 games, beginning with three first-round matchups on Wednesday. Four second-round games are scheduled for Thursday, followed by the quarterfinals on Friday, the semifinals on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday at noon.

The Irish, who shared the ACC regular-season title with Louisville, earned the No. 1 seed for the fifth time since joining the conference prior to the 2013-14 season.

Notre Dame (27-3 overall, 14-2 ACC), second-seed and defending champion Louisville (27-2, 14-2), third-seed NC State (25-4, 12-4), and fourth-seed Miami (24-7, 12-4) will receive byes into Friday’s quarterfinal round.

Tournament play begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, with No. 12 seed Virginia (11-18, 5-11) facing No. 13 Boston College (14-15, 3-13). Wednesday’s second game will feature No. 10 Virginia Tech (19-10, 6-10) against No. 15 Wake Forest (10-19, 1-15) at 3:30 p.m. First-round action concludes Wednesday at 6:30 pm., with No. 11 Duke (14-14, 6-10) vs. No. 14 Pitt (11-19, 2-14).

The second round opens Thursday at 11 a.m., when No. 5 seed Syracuse (22-7, 11-5) faces the winner of Wednesday’s first game. No. 8 North Carolina (17-13, 8-8) will face No. 9 Georgia Tech (17-12, 7-9) at 2 p.m. The third game of Thursday’s session finds No. 7 Clemson (18-11, 9-7) taking on the winner of Wednesday’s second game at 6 p.m. The second round concludes Thursday at 8 p.m., with No. 6 Florida State (22-7, 10-6) meeting the winner of Wednesday evening’s final contest.

No. 4 Miami begins action on Friday at 11 a.m., when it faces the winner of Thursday’s first game. No. 1 Notre Dame opens tournament play at 2 p.m., against Thursday’s second-game winner. The evening session begins at 6 p.m., with No. 2 Louisville taking on the winner of Thursday’s third game. No. 3 NC State closes out Friday’s quarterfinal session, facing the winner of the Thursday session’s finale.

The winner of Friday’s first two games will meet in Saturday’s noon semifinal game, while the winners of the Friday evening session will meet Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

The championship game of the 2019 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be played Sunday at noon.

All 14 games of this year’s tournament will be televised. The first, second and quarterfinal rounds will be carried by the league’s regional sports network, RSN. Both Saturday semifinal games will be carried nationally by ESPNU, while a national audience will also watch Sunday’s championship game via ESPN2. In addition, all games will be available on the ESPN and FOX Sports apps.

The Greensboro Coliseum will play host to the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament for the 19th time in the last 20 years. This year’s tournament features six teams ranked among the nation’s top 25 in the latest Associated Press poll – including three among the top 10 – No. 3 Louisville, No. 4 Notre Dame, No. 10 NC State, No. 15 Miami, No. 17 Syracuse and No. 22 Florida State.

The complete 2019 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament pairings are listed below.

Wednesday, March 6
Game No. 1 –No. 12 Virginia vs. No. 13 Boston College, 1 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 2 – No. 10 Virginia Tech vs. No. 15 Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 3 – No. 11 Duke vs. No. 14 Pitt, 6:30 p.m. (RSN)

Thursday, March 7
Game No. 4 – No. 5 Syracuse vs. Winner of Game No. 1, 11 a.m. (RSN)
Game No. 5 – No. 8 North Carolina vs. No. 9 Georgia Tech, 2 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 6 – No. 7 Clemson vs. Winner of Game No. 2, 6 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 7 – No. 6 Florida State vs. Winner of Game No. 3, 8 p.m. (RSN)

Friday, March 8
Game No. 8 – No. 4 Miami vs. Winner of Game No. 4, 11 a.m. (RSN)
Game No. 9 – No. 1 Notre Dame vs. Winner of Game 5, 2 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 10 – No. 2 Louisville vs. Winner of Game No. 6, 6 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 11 – No. 3 NC State vs. Winner of Game No. 7, 8 p.m. (RSN)

Saturday, March 9
Game No. 12 – ACC Semifinal No. 1, Noon (ESPNU)
Game No. 13 – ACC Semifinal No. 2, 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Sunday, March 10
Game No. 14 – Championship Game, Noon (ESPN2)

2019 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament Bracket

Seeding was determine based on the regular season. Each team played 16 regular season games, at least one versus each other team in the ACC.[2]

1Notre Dame‡†14–227–31–0 vs. U of L
2Louisville‡†14–227–20–1 vs. ND
3NC State12–425–41–0 vs. UM
4Miami12–424–70–1 vs. NCSU
6Florida State#10–622–7
8North Carolina#8–817–13
9Georgia Tech#7–917–12
10Virginia Tech6–1019–101–0 vs. Duke
11Duke6–1014–140–1 vs. VT
13Boston College3–1314–15
15Wake Forest1–1510–19
‡ – ACC regular season co-champions.
† – Received a double-bye in the conference tournament.
# – Received a single-bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the ACC Tournament.