Women's ACC Tournament pairings announced

UNC to open ACC tourney play on Saturday at 4:30pm.

GREENSBORO, N.C. - With a 16-0 regular season conference record, Duke claimed the 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title. The Blue Devils also claimed the No. 1 seed in the 25th Annual ACC Women's Basketball Tournament which will be celebrating its Silver Anniversary beginning Friday, March 1, at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.

This is the third year the women's tournament will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum. This year's tournament is set to tip-off on Friday, March 1 and end with the championship game on Monday, March 4. The tournament schedule is as follows:

Friday:
Game No. 1 - Seed No. 7 Wake Forest vs. Seed No. 8 Maryland, 6:00 p.m.
Game No. 2 - Seed No. 1 Duke vs. Seed No. 9 Florida State, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:
Game No. 3 - Seed No. 4 Virginia vs. Seed No. 5 Georgia Tech, 2:00 p.m. (TV)
Game No. 4 - Seed No. 7 or 8 vs. Seed No. 2 North Carolina, 4:30 p.m. (TV)
Game No. 5 - Seed No. 3 Clemson vs. Seed No. 6 NC State, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday:
Game No. 6 - Winner of Game No. 2 vs. Winner of Game No. 3, 1:00 p.m. (FSN)
Game No. 7 - Winner of Game No. 4 vs. Winner of Game No. 5, 3:30 p.m. (FSN)

Monday:
Game No. 8 - Championship Game, 7:30 p.m. (FSN)

For the third straight year, the tournament will feature expanded television coverage with five of the eight games to be broadcast. The first two quarterfinal games will be aired on the league's regional sports networks (Comcast SportsNet, FOX Sports Net South and Sunshine Network). Sunday's semifinals and Monday's championship game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports Net. This is the first year that the tournament will have three nationally televised match-ups, up two from a year ago.


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