Hokies Seeded 4th in ACC Tourney
It’s VT versus GT Friday at 2:00
Two months ago, on January 8th, Virginia Tech stood at 6-6 overall and 0-2 in the ACC after losing to Florida State
in Tallahassee. If you had offered to bet someone that the Hokies would finish as the #4 seed in the ACC, earning a
first-round bye in the ACC tournament, you’d have found a lot of takers. And you’d have won a lot of money, because Wake
Forest’s last-second win over NC State Sunday night locked up the #4 seed for the Hokies in this weekend’s tournament.
VT will get to watch Thursday’s games, then will take on #5 seed Georgia Tech at 2:00 pm Friday in the second round.
Chris Paul’s running shot at the buzzer lifted Wake Forest to a 55-53 win over NC State in Raleigh Sunday night,
dropping the Wolfpack to a 7-9 ACC record and leaving VT and GT tied for fourth in the conference at 8-8. By virtue of
their 70-69 win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta on January 22nd, the Hokies win the tiebreaker with the Jackets and get the
higher seed. Not that it matters — the two teams possess the #4 and #5 seeds and would have played each other no matter
how the tiebreakers had worked out.
Here are the final standings and seeds for the tourney:
The winner of the battle of the Techs will play the winner of #1 UNC vs. the winner of #8 Maryland vs. #9 Clemson, as
shown in the tournament bracket below.
The tournament takes place at the MCI Center in Washington, DC, starting Thursday, March 10th, and culminating in the
nationally-televised championship game at 1 pm on Sunday, March 13th.
Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech will be televised nationally on ESPN2, but will be blacked out in areas where Raycom/Jefferson
Pilot is also broadcasting the game. If you’re within Raycom/JP’s coverage area, you’ll watch the game on a local
affiliate; if you’re outside the area, you’ll watch the game on ESPN2.
We’ll return later this week with a game preview and roster card.