The 2011 ACC Tournament schedule doesn't begin until Thursday at noon, when Virginia, the No. 8 seed, meets No. 9 Miami at the Greensboro Coliseum, but that doesn't mean we can't look ahead and predict how things might play out. Which is exactly what BC Interruption has done, previewing a tournament that probably won't have many upsets.
Community member Justin has UVA sneaking past the Canes in the first round, and both Maryland and Virginia Tech advancing to the quarterfinals as well. Additionally, he sees the Eagles beating Wake Forest, again.
I'm worried BC may be already looking at the Clemson game on Friday. Wake Forest obviously isn't a real threat, considering they've lost 19 of their last 22 games. But they'll be hungry, and wanting to upset somebody's dance hopes, so BC better not overlook them. Look for this one to be a little too close for comfort.
Prediction - Boston College 74, Wake Forest 65
Then in the quarterfinals, No. 1 seed North Carolina routs Virginia, Duke, the No. 2 seed, blows out Maryland, Virginia Tech upsets Florida State and, yes, BC edges Clemson.
Eventually, it's a rematch of the Tobacco Road rivalry, with UNC beating Duke for the second time in eight days.
Read the full preview at BC Interruption.