The 2012 ACC Tournament gets under way Thursday afternoon at Philips Arena in Atlanta, with the No. 8 Maryland Terrapins and the No. 9 Wake Forest Demon Deacons playing the first of four games on the schedule. The winner of that contest will have the honor of playing the No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels Friday afternoon.
Also on the schedule, we will see the No. 12 seed Boston College Eagles attempt to upset the No. 5 N.C. State Wolfpack. Following that game will be the No. 7 Clemson Tigers versus the No. 10 Virginia Tech Hokies while the No. 6 Miami Hurricanes and the No. 11 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets close out the night.
Check here for a full bracket. The full Day 1 schedule can be found below (all times Eastern):
First Round, Thursday, March 8
No. 8 Maryland vs. No. 9 Wake Forest -- 12:00 p.m. (ESPNU)
No. 5 N.C. State vs. No. 12 Boston College -- 2:00 p.m. (ESPNU)
No. 7 Clemson vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech -- 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
No. 6 Miami vs. No. 11 Georgia Tech -- 9:00 p.m. (ESPNU)
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