The Virginia Cavaliers' regular season is over, and the Hoos finished atop the ACC at 16-2 for the second consecutive season. That means that the team receives the #1 seed in the ACC Tournament, and will play first against either #8 Clemson or #9 Florida State on Thursday at noon.
The ACC Tourney moves up a day this year, with the first round kicking off on Tuesday afternoon in Greensboro, NC, and the event culminating in a primetime Championship game Saturday night at 8:30 PM.
Duke received the #2 seed, Notre Dame is #3, and #4 Louisville picked up the last double bye.
Wahoo fans have to feel good about ending up with a quarterfinal game against relatively favorable matchups in Florida State or Clemson. Stellar outside shooting is a prime recipe for upsetting UVA (or any team for that matter), and the teams rank 294th and 326th in the nation in 3PT%, respectively. UVA beat FSU 51-41 at JPJ and took down Clemson 65-42 back in January. Clemson does feature the ACC's third best defense, and the Noles have played UVA tough of late. (Literally, bad things have happened to the Hoos during these matchups...like this one and this one).
If Virginia wins its first game, it'll most likely see #5 UNC or #4 Louisville in the semis (barring an upset run by BC or GT).
Here is the ACC bracket, with TV times and channels:
Here is the complete ACC Tournament schedule:
First Round - Tuesday, March 10
(12) Boston College vs. (13) Georgia Tech -- 1 p.m., ESPN2 / ACC Network
(11) Wake Forest vs. (14) Virginia Tech -- 3 p.m., ESPN2 / ACC Network
Second Round - Wednesday, March 11
(8) Clemson vs. (9) Florida State -- Noon, ESPN / ACC Network
(5) North Carolina vs. (12) Boston College / (13) Georgia Tech winner -- 2 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network
(7) N.C. State vs. (10) Pittsburgh -- 7 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network
(6) Miami vs. (11) Wake Forest / (14) Virginia Tech winner -- 9 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network
Quarterfinals - Thursday, March 12
(1) Virginia vs. (8) Clemson / (9) Florida State winner -- Noon, ESPN2 / ACC Network
(4) Louisville vs. (5) North Carolina / (12) Boston College / (13) Georgia Tech winner -- 2 p.m., ESPN 2 / ACC Network
(2) Duke vs. (7) N.C. State / (10) Pittsburgh -- 7 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network
(3) Notre Dame vs. (6) Miami / (11) Wake Forest / (14) Virginia Tech winner -- 9 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network
Semifinals - Friday, March 13
Semifinal 1 (UVA/Clemson/FSU vs. Louisville/UNC/BC/GT) -- 7 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2 / ACC Network
Semifinal 2 (Duke/NCSU/Pitt vs. Notre Dame/Miami/WF/VT) -- 9 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2 / ACC Network
Championship - Saturday, March 14
Championship -- 8:30 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network