Boston College (20-12, 9-8 ACC) suffered a setback when it lost to Clemson, 70-47, in the quarterfinals of the 2011 ACC Tournament on Friday afternoon, and that was enough to bump the Eagles out of the NCAA Tournament picture in Chris Dobbertean's newest Bracketology update on SB Nation.
The Eagles were projected to be a No. 11/No. 12 seed prior to Friday loss, but are now out of the picture completely.
On the other side, Clemson will now face North Carolina in the semifinals of the 2011 ACC Tournament, and a win over the Tar Heels would be a major plus for the Tigers in their search for a tournament bid, according to Dobbertean.
Top seed North Carolina needed a miracle Tyler Zeller layup to beat Miami yesterday. Their reward: a game with Clemson in this afternoon's ACC semifinals (ACC Network/The ACC.com or ESPN2, 1 p.m. ET). The Tigers routed Boston College in yesterday's second game, and a win over Carolina would provide another boost to their profile. Duke, who lost Nolan Smith to a foot injury in the second half of their quarterfinal win over Maryland, takes on Virginia Tech in the other semi (ACC Network/The ACC.com or ESPN2, 3:30 p.m. ET).
Boston University (20-13), which is facing Stony Brook in the 2011 America East Tournament title game, is projected to be a No. 16 seed and face projected top seed Duke in a first round tilt in the West region, with the game being played in Charlotte, N.C.
In other local NCAA Tournament news, Harvard will have a chance to return to the big dance for the first time since 1946 when it faces Princeton on Saturday at 4 p.m. EST in a game that will determine which Ivy League Co-Champion will clinch a bid to the NCAA Tourney. Dobbertean projects Harvard as a No. 13 seed in the Southeast region, and the Crimson are projected to face No. 4 seed Wisconsin in Tucson, Ariz.