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Syracuse vs. Florida State: Win And The ACC Tournament No. 2 Seed Is Ours

With Duke's loss to Wake Forest, the Orange control their own destiny when it comes to the ACCT No. 2 seed.

Streeter Lecka

The Duke Blue Devils pulled a Syracuse and lost to the lowly Wake Forest Demon Deacons Wednesday night. That cleared the pathway for the Syracuse Orange to claim the No. 2 seed in the ACC Tournament.

All they have to do is beat the Florida St. Seminoles this weekend, which, isn't a given these days.

Patrick Stevens, GO!

If Syracuse wins, it will either finish alone in second at 14-4 or tied with North Carolina. The Orange would win that tiebreak because it won the only head-to-head matchup between the teams.

If it loses, it could still claim the No. 2 seed if Duke beats North Carolina on Saturday. That scenario would set up a three-way tie at 13-5. In games against all the teams involved in the tie, Syracuse would be 2-1, Duke would be 2-2 and North Carolina would be 1-2.

Of course that means if SU loses and UNC beats Duke, they'll be the 2-seed and we'll be the 3-seed. Either way, they'll get a double-bye.

So, what's the difference?

As of right now, the 2-seed will take on the winner of 7-seed vs. 10-seed/15-seed game. Right now those teams would be FSU, Miami and Virginia Tech, respectively.

The 3-seed will take on the winner of the 6-seed vs. 11-seed/14-seed game. Right now those teams are Clemson, Notre Dame and Boston College, respectively.

Got it? Good.