The Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels are currently squaring off in the last ACC regular-season game prior to the conference tournament next week.
Most of the matchups for the ACC Tournament are already set, but seeds 11-14 still need to be sorted out – insert Duke and North Carolina. If the Blue Devils beat the Tar Heels on Saturday night – which is the expected outcome – UNC will be the lowest seed (No. 14) of the tournament. No. 14 UNC would play No. 11 Virginia Tech while No. 13 Pitt would play No. 12 Wake Forest in the first round on Tuesday.
But if Roy Williams and the Tar Heels can pull off the upset tonight, they’d then earn the No. 11 seed and play No. 14 Pitt as a result. Virginia Tech would drop to the 12-seed with Wake Forest just one seed behind.
As for the top of the ACC bracket, the top-four seeds are already set. Even if Duke were to lose tonight, it’d still be the four-seed. Florida State has earned the top overall seed in the tournament followed by Virginia and Louisville.
#ACC tournament seeds:
First time in league history neither Duke nor #UNC among the top three seeds.
— David Teel (@ByDavidTeel) March 7, 2020
This just goes to show what a crazy year of college hoops it’s been.
As pointed out in the tweet above, this is the first time in ACC history “neither Duke nor UNC” are one of the top three seeds.
The ACC Tournament tips off on Tuesday at the Greensboro Coliseum.