Terps draw seventh seed, will play N.C. State in ACC tournament

March 06, 2011|By From Sun staff reports

The Maryland men's basketball team has drawn the seventh seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and will face North Carolina State at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.

The game will be televised by ESPN2.

The Terps, who have lost three straight games entering the tournament, likely would need to win out to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament. The winner of the ACC tournament receives an automatic berth in the NCAAs.

Should Maryland defeat N.C. State, its next opponent would be second seed Duke, a team that beat the Terps twice in the regular season, including by 18 points in College Park on Feb. 2. The Blue Devils -- along with top seed North Carolina, third seed Florida State and No. 4 seed Clemson -- earned a first-round bye in the ACC tournament. Duke plays the winner of Maryland vs. N.C. State at 7 p.m. Friday.

In other first-round games Thursday, eighth seed Virginia meets ninth seed Miami (noon), No. 5 seed Boston College plays 12th seed Wake Forest (2 p.m., ACC Network) and sixth seed Virginia Tech takes on No. 11 seed Georgia Tech (9 p.m., ACC Network).

Saturday's semifinals are set for 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Sunday's final is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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