ACC Tournament Pairings Announced

North Carolina is the No. 1 seed in the upcoming 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, which gets underway Thursday, March 10, at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum.

The 13th-ranked Tar Heels clinched their 18th outright ACC regular-season title, and 28th overall, with Saturday's 81-67 win over fourth-ranked Duke.

In addition to top-seeded North Carolina, Duke (No. 2), Florida State (No. 3) and Clemson (No. 4) all earned first-round byes from Thursday's opening-round session.

The 2011 ACC Tournament is set to tip off at noon ET on Thursday, March 10, and will conclude with a 1 p.m. championship contest on Sunday, March 13.

2011 ACC Tournament Schedule
First Round - Thursday, March 10
#8 Virginia vs. #9 Miami ACC Network Noon
#5 Boston College vs. #12 Wake Forest ACC Network 2:00
#7 Maryland vs. #10 NC State ESPN2 7:00
#6 Virginia Tech vs. #11 Georgia Tech ACC Network 9:00

Quarterfinals - Friday, March 11
#1 North Carolina vs. 8/9 winner ACC Network/ESPN2 Noon
#4 Clemson vs. 5/12 winner ACC Network/ESPN2 2:00
#2 Duke vs. 7/10 winner ACC Network/ESPN2 7:00
#3 Florida State vs. 6/11 winner ACC Network/ESPN2 9:00

Semifinals - Saturday, March 12
Game 9 (game 5 & 6 winners) ACC Network/ESPN 1:00
Game 10 (game 7 & 8 winners) ACC Network/ESPN 3:00

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