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ACC Tournament 2017: Bracket, schedule & breaking down NCAA bids

The 2017 ACC Tournament is finally here.

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The 2017 ACC Tournament in Brooklyn is finally here.

Unlike past years, all 15 ACC teams will be playing. Two years ago, Syracuse issued the self-imposed postseason ban that barred the program from participating. And last season, Louisville did the same thing.

Your bracket, for those who'd like to follow along at home:

(all times ET)

Tuesday, March 7

No. 12 Clemson vs. No. 13 NC State, noon (ESPN2)

No. 10 Wake Forest vs. No. 15 Boston College, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)

No. 11 Georgia Tech vs. No. 14 Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Wednesday, March 8

No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 9 Miami, noon (ESPN)

No. 5 Duke vs. Clemson/NC State winner, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

No. 7 Virginia Tech vs. Wake Forest/Boston College winner, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

No. 6 Virginia vs. Georgia Tech/Pitt winner, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, March 9

No. 1 North Carolina vs. Syracuse/Miami winner, noon (ESPN)

No. 4 Louisville vs. Duke/Clemson/NC State winner, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

No. 2 Florida State vs. Virginia Tech/Wake Forest/Boston College winner, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

No. 3 Notre Dame vs. Virginia/Georgia Tech/Pitt winner, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, March 10

Semifinal 1 (UNC/Louisville side of bracket), 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN2)

Semifinal 2 (FSU/Notre Dame side of bracket), 9 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN2)

Saturday, March 11

ACC Championship Game, 9 p.m. (ESPN)


With Syracuse's win over Georgia Tech on Saturday, the Orange received a first-round bye. But, on the flip side, Syracuse aligned themselves with a potential matchup with top-seeded North Carolina on Thursday. That, of course, is only if the Orange beats ninth-seeded Miami on Wednesday.

And, if Syracuse does beat Miami, the Orange will likely be dancing no matter what happens on Thursday.

There are a few intriguing games -- not so much on Tuesday, but on Wednesday. Obviously the Syracuse-Miami matchup is a big one, but a potential Georgia Tech-Virginia late game could be interesting. If the Yellow Jackets can string together a few wins, they may have a chance to go dancing, too.

Wake Forest also has a chance to win a few games in a row and make a run at an NCAA bid. They'll play Boston College on Tuesday, and the winner will get Virginia Tech on Wednesday night at 7 ET.

As of right now, the ACC has eight teams in: North Carolina, Florida State, Duke, Louisville, Notre Dame, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Miami, with Syracuse, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest all trying to increase that number.

One thing is for certain: no one knows what will happen this week. The ACC has been incredibly unpredictable this season, and even with UNC's dominant regular season, the Heels still took unlikely losses.

Syracuse will be banking on that randomness yet again as they try to win their way back into the NCAA Tournament.