FSU opens ACC Tournament against Tech

Despite a few losses down the stretch of the regular season, Florida State is still the top seed in the ACC Tournament. The Seminoles get the Yellow Jackets on Wednesday in Greensboro.

Florida State (43-12, 24-6 ACC) returns to Greensboro, North Carolina, for the 39th annual ACC Baseball Championship as the No. 1 seed for the ninth time in school history. The Seminoles will open the 2012 tournament Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. against eighth-seeded Georgia Tech (32-24, 12-18).

FSU is 63-32 all time in tournament play while posting a record of 17-11 in six previous tournament appearances held in the state of North Carolina.

When comparing records against the other three schools in Division A of the ACC Tournament, Florida State owns a combined record of 24-21 against Georgia Tech (6-7), Clemson (11-8) and Virginia (7-6). Against the other four schools in Division B, FSU owns a combined record of 29-11 against the likes of North Carolina (8-1), NC State (11-5), Miami (1-2) and Wake Forest (9-3).

The 2012 ACC Baseball Championship marks the seventh time the tournament has been held in the state of North Carolina since FSU joined the league in 1992. On five previous occasions, FSU was seeded No. 1. The Seminoles are 12-8 as the top-seed in league tournaments played in North Carolina, while three of those losses have come in the championship game. Overall, the Seminoles own a record of 24-14 as the top seed in the ACC Tournament, including a mark of 1-3 in the finals.

The Seminoles have played for the conference championship five of the six times the tournament has been held in the state of North Carolina, including four times in Durham (1996, 1998, 2009 and 2011) and once in Greensboro (2010).

NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro will serve as host for the 2012 Baseball Tournament and was the site of Florida State's last ACC Championship in 2010, when the Seminoles defeated NC State 8-3 to claim their fifth league title in school history.

Scott Sitz will take the mound for Florida State, while Georgia Tech's Buck Farmer gets the starting nod for the Yellow Jackets.

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