One of the weirdest ACC basketball regular seasons we’ve seen in a long time has come to an end. For the first time, Florida State won the regular season outright. Now, we get set for next week’s ACC Tournament in Greensboro.
That earns the Seminoles the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament this week, after pounding Boston College today, 80-62. As a result, they will have a double bye through to Thursday. The ‘Noles will face the winner of No. 8 Clemson and No. 9 Miami.
Virginia was in line to be the No. 4 seed for a while. The Cavaliers have been red hot as of late, and that continued today. With a big win over Louisville, the defending national championship have jumped all the way up to the No. 2 seed. The loss bumps Louisville down to No. 3.
Duke won the second game against North Carolina tonight to wrap up the regular season. UNC has been in the ACC basement for much of the season, though they’ve been more competitive in recent weeks. And, of course, Duke never wants to lose to North Carolina, even if there was no direct ACC Tournament impact for the Blue Devils. They are locked in at No. 4, and won today’s game 89-76. After that game, the ACC officially revealed the ACC Tournament bracket.
It’s officially #ACCTourney Time!
Here’s the bracket ↓↓ pic.twitter.com/JNRl6siTQx
— ACC Men’s Basketball (@accmbb) March 8, 2020
Things will start out on Tuesday, with a pair of first round games. No. 11 Virginia Tech will face No. 14 North Carolina. The winner will face No. 6 Syracuse on Wednesday. No. 3 Louisville awaits the winner of that one in the quarterfinal on Thursday.
No. 12 Wake Forest and No. 13 Pitt play in the earlier game, with the winner advancing to face No. 5 NC State on Wednesday. The winner of that game has a date with Duke on Thursday.
Elsewhere in the bracket, No. 2 Virginia will get Wednesday’s No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Boston College winner on Thursday.
Georgia Tech is not in this year’s ACC Tournament. The team has accepted a post-season ban from the NCAA.
Get excited everyone. This is March.