North Carolina and Clemson will do battle in the first of two semifinal match-ups in the 2011 ACC Tournament on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. EST in Greensboro, N.C (TV: ACC Network/ESPN).
The top-seeded Tar Heels enter their matinée tilt on Saturday with a 25-6 overall record and are coming off a thrilling 61-59 win over No. 9 seed Miami in the quarterfinals on Friday afternoon. As for Clemson, it is coming off a 70-47 thrashing of No. 5 seed Boston College on Friday in the quarterfinal round.
In the second semifinal game of the day, No. 2 seed Duke will square off against No. 6 seed Virginia Tech at 3 p.m. (TV: ACC Network/ESPN). The Blue Devils (28-4) cruised past No. 7 seed Maryland, 87-71, on Saturday at advance to the semifinals. Virginia Tech (21-10) defeated Georgia Tech in the first round and clipped Florida State in the quarterfinals, 52-51, to reach the semifinals.
2011 ACC Tournament Schedule
Thursday, March 10 - First Round
#9 Miami defeats #8 Virginia, 69-62 (OT)
#5 Boston College defeats #12 Wake Forest, 81-67
#7 Maryland defeats #10 N.C. State, 75-67
#6 Virginia Tech defeats #11 Georgia Tech, 59-43
Friday, March 11 - Quarterfinals
#1 North Carolina defeats #9 Miami, 61-59
#4 Clemson defeats # 5 Boston College, 70-47
#2 Duke defeats #7 Maryland, 87-71
#6 Virginia Tech defeats #3 Florida State, 52-51
Saturday, March 12 - Semifinals
#1 North Carolina vs. #4 Clemson, 1:00 p.m. ACC Network/ESPN
#2 Duke vs. #6 Virginia Tech, 3:00 p.m.* ACC Network/ESPN
Sunday, March 13 - Championship
Championship Game 1:00 p.m. ACC Network/ESPN