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Tech to face Miami in ACC Tournament Opening Round

March 4, 2012

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech, which gained the No. 11 seed by after defeating Wake Forest on Saturday, will open play in the 59th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament at 9 p.m. Thursday night against No. 6 Miami.

The Yellow Jackets (11-19, 4-12 ACC) have won two of their last three games to finish the regular season. Miami (18-11, 9-7) wound up as the No. 6 seed after defeating Boston College Saturday.

The Hurricanes won the only regular season meeting between the two teams this season, taking a 64-49 win over the Jackets on Jan. 24 at Philips Arena.

First Round – Thursday, March 8

#8 Maryland vs. #9 Wake Forest………………………… Noon (ESPNU/ACC Network)

#5 NC State vs. #12 Boston College……………………. *2:00 (ESPNU/ACC Network)

#7 Clemson vs. #10 Virginia Tech…………………………. 7:00 (ESPNU/ACC Network)

#6 Miami vs. #11 Georgia Tech………………………….. *9:00 (ESPNU/ACC Network)

Quarterfinals – Friday, March 9

#1 North Carolina vs. 8/9 winner………………………. Noon (ESPN2/ACC Network/ESPN3)

#4 Virginia vs. 5/12 winner………………………………… *2:00 (ESPN2/ACC Network/ESPN3)

#2 Duke vs. 7/10 winner……………………………………… 7:00 (ESPN2/ACC Network/ESPN3)

#3 Florida State vs. 6/11 winner………………………… *9:00 (ESPN2/ACC Network/ESPN3)

Semifinals – Saturday, March 10

Game 9 (game 5 & 6 winners)……………………………… 1:00 (ESPN/ACC Network/ESPN3

Game 10 (game 7 & 8 winners)………………………….. *3:00 (ESPN/ACC Network/ESPN3)

Finals – Sunday, March 11

Game 11 (championship game)…………………………… 1:00 (ESPN/ACC Network/ESPN3)

*Denotes tentative game time

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