Congratulations to Miami. The 2013 ACC Tournament Champions. The Hurricanes won the regular season and the conference tournament. Teams from Florida have won the ACC Tournament two years in a row. It will be a much different look next year with the additions of Pitt, Syracuse and Notre Dame.
On to the NCAAs. The ACC only got four bids to the tournament (the Atlantic 10 got 5 invites). Thought Maryland’s ACCT run might sneak them in. Virginia was left on the outside too. As ESPN’s Jay Bilas put it, this year the committee seemed to look more at who you lost to, instead of who you beat. Beating Duke, State, UNC, didnt help this year.
Duke is the #2 seed in the Midwest Region. By far the toughest. Future ACC member Louisville is the #1 seed in this region and the number one overall seed.
Duke vs Albany. Friday in Philadelphia at 12:15pm (CBS)
Miami is the #2 seed in the East Region. First time a team has won the ACC regular season and tournament and NOT been a number one seed.
Miami vs Pacific. Friday in Austin, TX at 2:10pm (TNT)
North Carolina is the #8 seed in the South Region. This surprised some who had UNC as a possible #6 seed. They travel to Kansas City with a possible matchup against Kansas in the second round. The NCAA says they dont try to create story lines. Right.
North Carolina vs Villanova. Friday in Kansas City at 7:20pm (TNT)
NC State is the #8 Seed in the East Region. The Wolfpack will have a possible second game against top seeded Indiana. BTW, the ESPN 30for30 on the 83 NC State team was outstanding.
NC State vs Temple. Friday in Dayton, Ohio at 1:40pm (TBS)