Game Day

Wide-open tournament begins
Mar. 14, 2013 @ 01:00 AM

What could be a wide-open 60th ACC Basketball Tournament opens today at the Greensboro Coliseum with Boston College taking on Georgia Tech (noon, WRAL/ESPNU).

The only Triangle team in action today — Duke plays Friday at 7 p.m., UNC at 9 p.m. in the quarterfinals — needs a win to solidify its standing with the NCAA Selection Committee.

N.C. State, a preseason favorite that finished fifth in the league, gets new life with a first-round matchup against No. 12 seed Virginia Tech in today’s second game (2 p.m., WRAL/ESPNU).

“It’s crunch time,” Wolfpack senior Scott Wood said, “If we’re not ready to play now, we’re not working hard enough.”

The craziness of NCAA basketball's post season was out in full force Wednesday night at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament in Norfolk, Va. The top two seeds, Norfolk State and N.C. Central, were eliminated despite going 31-1 in regular-season play against league teams.

N.C. Central lost 55-42 to rival N.C. A&T.

ACC Tournament

At Greensboro Coliseum

Today’s First Round

Boston College vs. Ga. Tech, noon (WRAL)

N.C. State vs. Virginia Tech, 2 p.m. (WRAL)

Maryland vs. Wake Forest, 7 p.m. (WRAL)

Florida State vs. Clemson, 9 p.m. (WRAL)

 MEAC Tournament

At Scope Arena, Norfolk, Va.

Wednesday’s Quarterfinals

Beth.-Cookman 70, Norfolk St. 68 (OT)

N.C. A&T 55, N.C. Central 42

Today’s Quarterfinals

Delaware St. vs. Hampton, 6 p.m.

Morgan St. vs. Savannah St., 8 p.m.