Monday, February 27, 2012

Virginia plays BC; Tech meets Wake (again) in ACC Tournament

The ACC Tournament kicks off Thursday with No. 6 Virginia (21-9) playing No. 11 Boston College (7-22) in the nightcap at 8 pm. No. 10 Virginia Tech (7-22) meets No. 6 Wake Forest (17-12) at 6 pm. All games are at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Cavaliers, who beat Florida State 66-57 on Sunday to sweep the series, tied with North Carolina at No. 5 in the conference but lost out to the Tar Heels on the head-to-head tiebreaker. Virginia defeated Boston College 69-58 during their regular-season game on Jan. 21.

Wake Forest (17-12_  clobbered the Hokies on Sunday 68-39 behind a 22-4 run to start the game.

The winner of the Virginia/BC game runs into No. 3 Maryland (25-4) on Friday at 8 pm in the quarterfinals. The Tech/Wake Forest winner plays No. 2 Miami (25-4) at 6 pm.

Duke (24-4)  earned the top seed. Semifinals are at 11 am and 1:30 pm on Saturday, and Sunday's championship game begins at 2 pm.

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