GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced the seedings and bracket for the 66th annual New York Life ACC Tournament, which will be played Tuesday through Saturday at Charlotte's Spectrum Center. Duke is the tournament's No. 3-seed and has a double-bye to the quarterfinals where it will play Thursday at 9 p.m. ET against either No. 6 Syracuse, No. 11 Boston College or No. 14 Pitt.
Regular-season co-champion Virginia (28-2 overall, 16-2 ACC) will be the top-seeded team for the fourth time in six years and the fifth time overall. The Cavaliers will receive a double-bye into Thursday’s quarterfinal round, along with No. 2 seed and regular-season co-champion North Carolina (26-5, 16-2), No. 3 Duke (26-5, 14-4) and No. 4 Florida State (25-6, 13-5).
Duke was 3-1 versus Syracuse, BC and Pitt this season, splitting two games with the Orange and beating the Panthers and Eagles. The Blue Devils' 20 ACC Tournament championships are the most in conference history, two more than North Carolina and 10 more than NC State. Fourteen of the titles have come under head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
The tournament opens Tuesday with three first-round games. No. 12 Miami (13-17, 5-13) faces No. 13 Wake Forest (11-19, 4-14) at noon, followed by No. 10 Georgia Tech (14-17, 6-12) versus No. 15 Notre Dame (13-18, 3-15) at 2 p.m. No. 11 Boston College (14-16, 5-13) faces No. 14 Pitt (13-18, 3-15) at 7 p.m.
Fifth-seeded Virginia Tech (23-7, 12-6), No. 6 Syracuse (19-12, 10-8), No. 7 Louisville (19-12, 10-8), No. 8 NC State (21-10, 9-9) and No. 9 Clemson (19-12, 9-9) will see their first tournament action on Wednesday. NC State and Clemson will square off at noon, while Virginia Tech, Syracuse and Louisville will meet the winners of Tuesday's three first-round games.
Wednesday’s winners will advance to face the tournament’s four top seeded teams in Thursday’s quarterfinal round.
The 2019 New York Life ACC Tournament will culminate with a pair of semifinal games on Friday evening and the championship game on Saturday night. This year’s championship game is set for a primetime 8:30 p.m. start.
All 14 tournament games will be nationally televised on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU and Raycom Sports. In addition, all games will be available via ACC Network Extra.
Below is the full schedule for the 2019 New York Life ACC Tournament:
Tuesday, March 12
Noon – No. 12 Miami vs. No. 13 Wake Forest (ESPN/Raycom)
2 p.m. – No. 10 Georgia Tech vs. No. 15 Notre Dame (ESPN/Raycom)
7 p.m. – No. 11 Boston College vs. No. 14 Pitt (ESPNU/Raycom)
Wednesday, March 13
Noon – No. 8 NC State vs. No. 9 Clemson (ESPN/Raycom)
2 p.m. – No. 5 Virginia Tech vs. Tuesday noon winner (ESPN/Raycom)
7 p.m. – No. 7 Louisville vs. Tuesday 2 p.m. winner (ESPN2/Raycom)
9 p.m. – No. 6 Syracuse vs. Tuesday 7 p.m. winner (ESPN2/Raycom)
Thursday, March 14
12:30 p.m. – No. 1 Virginia vs. Wednesday noon winner (ESPN or ESPN2/Raycom)
2:30 p.m. – No. 4 Florida State vs. Wednesday 2 p.m. winner (ESPN or ESPN2/Raycom)
7 p.m. – No. 2 North Carolina vs. Wednesday 7 p.m. winner (ESPN or ESPN2/Raycom)
9 p.m. – No. 3 Duke vs. Wednesday 9 p.m. winner (ESPN or ESPN2/Raycom)
Friday, March 15
7 p.m. – Thursday afternoon winners (ESPN or ESPN2/Raycom)
9 p.m. – Thursday evening winners (ESPN or ESPN2/Raycom)
Saturday, March 16
8:30 p.m. – Friday evening winners (ESPN/Raycom)