GREENSBORO, N.C. – Following the league’s final slate of games Saturday, the 2021 New York Life ACC Tournament has been set, with the No. 22/19 Virginia Tech men’s basketball team earning the no.-3 seed.
This was just the second time the Hokies (15-5, 9-4 ACC) have been seeded third in the ACC Tournament (2007) and the first time they have been awarded a double bye since the tourney expanded to 15 teams in 2014. Third is the highest Tech has ever been ranked in the ACC Tournament.
The Hokies will face the winner of No.-6 North Carolina versus the winner of no. 11/14 (Notre Dame/Wake Forest) on Thursday at 9 p.m. on ESPN/ESPN2 in the quarterfinals.
Tech is 10-16 all-time in the ACC Tournament including a 3-7 record in Greensboro Coliseum and is 1-1 as the No. 3 seed.
The five-day tournament in Greensboro, N.C., will wrap up Saturday night, with the championship game on ESPN at 8:30 p.m.
The 68th annual ACC Tournament will have all of its games nationally televised on ESPN, ESPN2 or the ACC Network. In addition, all 14 games will be available via phones or tablets on ACC Network Extra.
The Greensboro Coliseum Complex has instituted the Patron Health Initiative, a program dedicated to the safety of patrons, staff and performers stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak. Face coverings are mandatory for every person 5 years or older and must be worn at all times, except while actively eating and drinking in a seat.
The tournament schedule for the remainder of the week is as follows:
Wednesday, March 10; second round
Noon – No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 9 NC State (ACC Network)
2:30 p.m. – No. 5 Clemson vs. Pitt/Miami winner (ACC Network)
6:30 p.m. – No. 7 Louisville vs. Duke/Boston College winner (ACC Network)
9 p.m. – No. 6 North Carolina vs. Notre Dame/Wake Forest winner (ACC Network)
Thursday, March 11; quarterfinals
Noon – No. 1 Virginia vs. Wednesday Noon winner (ESPN or ESPN2)
2:30 p.m. – No. 4 Georgia Tech vs. Wednesday 2:30 p.m. winner (ESPN or ESPN2)
6:30 p.m. – No. 2 Florida State vs. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. winner (ESPN or ESPN2)
9 p.m. – No. 3 Virginia Tech vs. Wednesday 9 p.m. winner (ESPN or ESPN2)
Friday, March 12; semifinals
6:30 p.m. – Thursday afternoon winners (ESPN or ESPN2)
9 p.m. – Thursday evening winners (ESPN or ESPN2)
Saturday, March 13; championship
8:30 p.m. – Semifinal winners (ESPN)