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Virginia women's basketball to start ACC Tournament run

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The 9th-seeded Virginia women's basketball team will play its first ACC Tournament game against #8 Miami today at 2 PM.  The Cavaliers, who stand at 17-12 and 7-9 in ACC play, are peaking at the right time; the team almost upset the #15 Tar Heels on the road last week, then pulled off a big win at JPJ against #8 Louisville.

UVA likely needs to win the ACC Championship to qualify for the NCAA Tournament; however, a win over the Hurricanes would set up a quarterfinal matchup against top-seeded Notre Dame, which could be enough for at-large consideration - here's the current NCAA Bracketology from ESPN.

Here's the full schedule of games (also in bracket form):

Second Round, Thursday, March 5
Game 4: No. 5 Syracuse (11-5) vs. Wake Forest Winner, 11:00 a.m., RSN
Game 5: No. 8 Miami (8-8) vs. No. 9 Virginia (7-9), 2:00 p.m., RSN
Game 6: No. 7 Pittsburgh (9-7) vs.Virginia Tech Winner, 6:00 p.m., RSN
Game 7: No. 6 North Carolina (10-6) vs. Georgia Tech, 8:00 p.m., RSN

Quarterfinals, Friday, March 6
Game 8: No. 4 Duke (11-5) vs. Game 4 Winner, 11:00 a.m., RSN
Game 9: No. 1 Notre Dame (15-1) vs. Game 5 Winner, 2:00 p.m., RSN
Game 10: No. 2 Florida State (14-2) vs. Game 6 Winner, 6:00 p.m., RSN
Game 11: No. 3 Louisville (12-4) vs. Game 7 Winner, 8:00 p.m., RSN

Semifinals, Saturday, March 7
Game 12: ACC Semifinal #1, Noon, ESPNU
Game 13: ACC Semifinal #2, 2:30 p.m., ESPNU

Championship, Sunday, March 8
Game 14: Championship Game, 1:00 p.m., ESPN