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North Carolina clinches ACC's top seed

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North Carolina’s defeat of Duke at the Dean Dome means the Tar Heels will be the No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament.

It also means Duke’s best road victory entering the NCAA tournament will be against Miami (though the Blue Devils did beat Kansas State, Butler and Marquette on a neutral floor).

As for what it does for the ACC tournament schedule, here’s how things look (with remaining scenarios listed below):

THURSDAY

V irginia vs. Maryland/Miami/N.C. State, Noon
Boston College/Virginia Tech vs. (12) Wake Forest, 2:30
Maryland/Miami vs. Miami/N.C. State, 7
Boston College/Virginia Tech vs. (11) Georgia Tech, 9:30

FRIDAY

(1) North Carolina vs. Virginia/Maryland/Miami/N.C. State, Noon
(4) Clemson vs. Boston College/Virginia Tech/Wake Forest, 2:30
(2) Duke vs. Maryland/Miami/N.C. State, 7
(3) Florida State vs. Boston College/Virginia Tech/Georgia Tech, 9:30

VIRGINIA TECH (9-7 ACC)

* The Hokies will be the No. 5 seed with a Boston College loss
* The Hokies will be the No. 6 seed with a Boston College win

BOSTON COLLEGE (8-7 ACC)

* The Eagles will be the No. 5 seed with a win
* The Eagles will be the No. 6 seed with a loss

MARYLAND (7-9 ACC)

* The Terrapins will be the No. 7 seed with a Miami loss
* The Terrapins will be the No. 8 seed with a Miami win

VIRGINIA (7-9 ACC)

* The Cavaliers will be the No. 8 seed with a Miami loss
* The Cavaliers will be the No. 9 seed with a Miami win

MIAMI (6-9 ACC)

* The Hurricanes will be the No. 7 seed with a win
* The Hurricanes will be the No. 9 seed with a loss AND an N.C. State loss
* The Hurricanes will be the No. 10 seed with a loss AND an N.C. State win

N.C. STATE (5-10 ACC)

* The Wolfpack will be the No. 9 seed with a win AND a Miami loss
* The Wolfpack will be the No. 10 seed with a loss OR a Miami win

Patrick Stevens

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