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2014 ACC women's basketball tournament preview

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When/where: Wednesday-Sunday; Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.

Wednesday: Virginia Tech vs. Clemson, 1 p.m. (Sun Sports); Virginia vs. Boston College, 3:30 (Sun Sports); Wake Forest vs. Pittsburgh, 6:30

Thursday: Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech-Clemson winner, 11:30 a.m.; Miami vs. Florida State, 2 (Sun Sports); Georgia Tech vs. Virginia-Boston College winner, 6 (Fox Sports Florida); North Carolina vs. Wake-Pitt winner, 8:30 (FSF)

Remaining schedule: Friday — games at 11 a.m., 2, 6 and 8 p.m. on Sun Sports; Saturday — semifinals, 5 and 7:30 on ESPNU; Sunday — final, 7 on ESPN

The favorite: League newcomer Notre Dame is the top seed and has a bye until Friday, as do Duke, Maryland and N.C. State. The second-ranked Irish (29-0, 16-0 ACC) are unbeaten in the regular season for the first time in school history. They are the first ACC women's team to go unbeaten in conference play since North Carolina in 2007-08.

The dark horse: Third-seeded Maryland (24-5, 12-4) gave the Irish perhaps their toughest game, losing 87-83 in January in College Park. Alyssa Thomas leads the Terrapins with 18.7 points, 10.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists a game.

Florida State and Miami: The Seminoles (19-10, 7-9) and Hurricanes (16-13, 8-8) meet in the second round. The teams split their regular-season meetings with each winning on the road. The winner meets Notre Dame at 2 p.m. Friday.

Times staff

2014 ACC women's basketball tournament preview 03/04/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 6:42pm]
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