Hokies to Face Georgia Tech Thursday in ACC Tournament

After falling to Clemson Saturday afternoon, the Hokies lost the opportunity for a first-round bye and ended up as the No. 6 seed in this week's ACC Tournament in Greensboro, NC. Tech ended up in a three-way tie for fourth with Clemson and Boston College at 9-7 in the conference, but lost the head-to-head tiebreaker with both teams.

As a result, the Hokies will play the late game, scheduled to start at 9 p.m., on Thursday night against Georgia Tech, who finished 5-11 in conference. If Tech were to advance past the Jackets, they would face No. 3 seed Florida State in the last game Friday night.

To make the NCAA Tournament, the Hokies will more than likely need to win both of those games on back-to-back nights. Below is the schedule for the ACC Tournament:

First Round--Thursday
-- Game 1 (12pm, ACC Network) No. 8 UVA vs No. 9 Miami
-- Game 2 (2pm, ACC Network) No. 5 Boston College vs No. 12 Wake Forest

-- Game 3 (7pm, ESPN2) No. 7 Maryland vs No. 9 NC State
-- Game 4 (9pm, ACC Network) No. 6 Virginia Tech vs No. 11 Georgia Tech

Quarterfinals--Friday
-- Game 5 (12pm, ACC Network/ESPN2) No. 1 North Carolina vs Game 1 Winner
-- Game 6 (2pm, ACC Network/ESPN2) No. 4 Clemson vs Game 2 Winner

-- Game 7 (7pm, ACC Network/ESPN2) No. 2 Duke vs Game 3 Winner
-- Game 8 (9pm, ACC Network/ESPN2) No. 3 Florida State vs Game 4 Winner

Semifinals--Saturday
-- Game 9 (1pm, ACC Network/ESPN) Game 5 Winner vs Game 6 Winner
-- Game 10 (3pm, ACC Network/ESPN) Game 7 Winner vs Game 8 Winner

Championship--Sunday
-- Game 11 (1pm, ACC/Network/ESPN) Game 9 Winner vs Game 10 Winner

Comments

I think the hokies are in as long as they beat GT...

unless top seeds start getting knocked out of conference tournaments (which could start happening tomorrow night with VCU, we must pull for them to lose).

We need to be GT, I think that will be enough but we shall see

Chalk

I still keep hearing people, like Bilas, say we're in regardless of how we perform. I don't by that at all. To speak to your point JLM I believe it was last year that all the upsets in conference tournaments are what really kept us out. I'm rooting for all chalk. I don't know if it would be better luck for us if I fill out every mid-major tournament with the ones winning or pull the reverse jinx and have upsets in every round.

I like the potential matchups for us

First 2 games against non-Carolina teams is a big plus to me since there shouldn't be any home crowd advantage until we go to the point of potentially facing Duke.

Unless we get to the title game we have previously beaten all of our possible opponents