The first day of the 2011 ACC Tournament came to a close on Thursday night as Virginia Tech sent Georgia Tech packing with a 59-43 win in the first round portion of the bracket. The day got off to a wild start as the Virginia Cavaliers collapsed in regulation, blowing a 10-point lead before falling in overtime to Miami.
Boston College sent Wake Forest home in the second game of the day, breezing to a 14-point win. Maryland followed that up by holding serve in an eight-point win over North Carolina State. All four teams move on to the quarterfinals on Friday, facing teams with fresh legs coming off byes.
The top seeds enter the tournament on Friday, headlined by North Carolina, who will face Miami in the first of four games. Clemson, Duke and Florida State will also play their first games of the tournament, as well.
Here's the full schedule and bracket for the ACC Tournament.
Thursday, March 10
No. 9 Miami def. No. 8 Virginia, 69-62
No. 5 Boston College def. No. 12 Wake Forest, 81-67
No. 7 Maryland def. No. 10 N.C. State, 75-67
No. 6 Virginia Tech def. No. 11 Georgia Tech, 59-43
Friday, March 11
Noon, ESPN2/ACC Network: No. 1 North Carolina (24-6, 14-2 ACC) vs. Miami
2:30 p.m., ESPN2/ACC Network: No. 4 Clemson (20-10, 9-7 ACC) vs. Boston College
7:00 p.m., ESPN2/ACC Network: No. 2 Duke (27-4, 13-3 ACC) vs. Maryland
9:30 p.m., ESPN2/ACC Network: No. 3 Florida State (21-9, 11-5 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech
Saturday, March 12
1:00 p.m., ESPN/ACC Network: North Carolina/Virginia/Miami winner vs. Clemson/Boston College/Wake Forest winner
3:30 p.m., ESPN/ACC Network: Duke/Maryland/NC State winner vs. Florida State/Virginia Tech/Boston College winner
Sunday, March 13
1:00 p.m., ESPN/ACC Network: ACC Championship Game