It was a huge weekend for the ACC that started with an impressive Virginia win over North Carolina for the conference tournament title Saturday night in Brooklyn, NY.
Tha Cavaliers (31-2, 17-1) got a balanced offensive effort that featured 16 points from Kyle Guy, 15 points from Devon Hall, 12 points from Ty Jerome, and 10 points from De’Andre Hunter. Virginia made the most of their scoring opportunities turning the ball over just four times all night and finishing an incredible 20-of-22 shooting at the free throw line.
North Carolina got a game-high 20 points from Luke Maye, but 15 of those came in the first half. The Virginia defense turned things up a notch in the second frame and made a comeback a tall order for even a team as talented as the Tar Heels (25-10, 11-7).
Joel Berry said you have to play an “almost perfect” game to beat Virginia pic.twitter.com/E7yePcVyPb
— Brant Wilkerson-New (@BrantGNR) March 11, 2018
That fantastic final set the stage for a big Sunday evening for the conference.
For the second consecutive season, the ACC will send a conference record nine teams to the NCAA Tournament. The lineup will once again include No. 1 overall seed Virginia. The Wahoos have earned a top-seed in three of the last five seasons under Tony Bennett.
The ACC now has 37 one-seeds all-time which is a record for any conference.
The full lineup of ACC teams equipped with their dancing shoes is below.
No. 1 Virginia (31-2) vs. No. 16 UMBC (24-10) 9:20 p.m. Friday on TNT.
No. 2 North Carolina (25-10) vs. No. 15 seed Lipscomb (23-9) 2:45 p.m. Friday on CBS.
No. 2 Duke (26-7) vs. No. 15 Iona (20-13) 2:45 p.m. Thursday on CBS.
No. 5 Clemson (23-9) vs. No. 12 New Mexico State (28-5) 9:57 p.m. Friday on TRUTV.
No. 9 NC State (21-11) vs. No. 8 Seton Hall (21-11) 4:30 p.m. Thursday on TBS.
No. 8 Virginia Tech (21-11) vs. No. 9 Alabama (19-15) 9:20 p.m. Thursday on TNT.
No. 9 Florida State (20-11) vs. No. 8 Missouri (20-12) 9:50 p.m. Thursday on TBS.
No. 6 Miami (22-9) vs. No. 12 Loyola-Chicago (28-5) 3:10 p.m. Thursday on TRUTV.
No. 11 Syracuse (20-13) vs. No. 11 Arizona State (20-11) 9:10 p.m. Wednesday on TRUTV (play-in game).