ACC Women’s Tournament tips off Wednesday at CCU

NCAA Womens Basketball: Notre Dame at Florida StateThree-time defending champion Notre Dame will be the No. 1 seed for the fourth consecutive year as the HTC Center plays host to the 40th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament this Wednesday through Sunday.

The tournament will feature all 15 ACC teams and 14 games, beginning with three first-round matchups on Wednesday. Four second-round games are scheduled for Thursday, followed by the quarterfinals on Friday, the semifinals on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday at 1 p.m. The HTC Center, located on the campus of Coastal Carolina University, will be playing host to the tournament for the first time. All of this year’s tournament games will be televised.

Top-seeded Notre Dame (27-3 overall, 15-1 ACC), second-seeded Florida State (25-5, 13-3), third-seeded Duke (25-4, 13-3) and fourth-seeded NC State (22-7, 12-4) will receive byes into Friday’s quarterfinal round.

Tournament play begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, with No. 12 seed Virginia Tech (17-12, 4-12) facing No. 13 Clemson (14-15, 3-13). Wednesday’s second game will find No. 10 Georgia Tech (16-13, 5-11) facing No. 15 Boston College (9-20, 2-14) at 3:30 p.m. First-round action concludes Wednesday at 6:30 pm., with No. 11 Pitt (13-16, 4-12) facing No. 14 North Carolina (14-15, 3-13).

The second round opens Thursday at 11 a.m., when No. 5 seed Louisville (25-6, 12-4) faces the winner of Wednesday’s first game.  No. 8 Virginia (18-11, 7-9) will face No. 9 Wake Forest (15-14, 6-10) at 2 p.m.  The third game of Thursday’s session finds No. 7 Miami (21-7, 10-6) taking on the winner of Wednesday’s second game at 6 p.m. The second round concludes on Thursday at 8 p.m., with No. 6 Syracuse (20-9, 11-5) meeting the winner of Wednesday evening’s final contest.

No. 4 NC State begins action on Friday at 11 a.m., when it faces the winner of Thursday’s first game. Notre Dame opens tournament play at 2 p.m., when it faces Thursday’s second-game winner. The evening session begins at 6 p.m., with No. 2 Florida State facing the winner of Thursday’s third game. No. 3 Duke closes out Friday’s quarterfinal session, facing the winner of the Thursday session’s finale.

The winner of Friday’s first two games will meet in Saturday’s noon semifinal game, while the winners of the Friday evening session will meet Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

The championship game of the 2017 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be played Sunday at 1 p.m.

All 14 games of this year’s tournament will be televised. The first, second and quarterfinal rounds will be carried by the league’s regional sports network, RSN and ACC Network Extra. Both Saturday semifinal games will be carried nationally with the noon game on ESPN2 and the second game carried by ESPNU. A national audience will also watch Sunday’s championship game via ESPN2.

This year’s tournament features seven teams ranked among the nation’s top 25 in the latest Associated Press poll with Notre Dame at No. 5, followed by No. 8 Florida State, No. 13 Duke, No. 14 Louisville, No. 17 Miami, No. 18 NC State and No. 20 Syracuse.

While the Grand Strand is new territory for ACC women’s postseason basketball, conference teams have participated in regular-season games and tournaments in the area for decades. This year’s ACC Women’s Tournament will mark the event’s seventh appearance in the state of South Carolina and its first since a five-year run in Rock Hill from 1992-96.

The complete 2017 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament pairings are listed below. For more information on ACC Women’s Basketball, please visit theACC.com.

Wednesday, March 1
Game No. 1 – Seed No. 12 Virginia Tech vs. Seed No. 13 Clemson, 1 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 2 – Seed No. 10 Georgia Tech vs. Seed No. 15 Boston College, 3:30 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 3 – Seed No. 11 Pitt vs. Seed No. 14 North Carolina, 6:30 p.m. (RSN)

Thursday, March 2
Game No. 4 – Seed No. 5 Louisville vs. Winner of Game No. 1, 11 a.m. (RSN)
Game No. 5 – Seed No. 8 Virginia vs. Seed No. 9 Wake Forest, 2 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 6 – Seed No. 7 Miami vs. Winner of Game No. 2, 6 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 7 – Seed No. 6 Syracuse vs. Winner of Game No. 3, 8 p.m. (RSN)

Friday, March 3
Game No. 8 – Seed No. 4 NC State vs. Winner of Game No. 4, 11 a.m. (RSN)
Game No. 9 –  Seed No. 1 Notre Dame vs. Winner of Game 5, 2 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 10 – Seed No. 2 Florida State vs. Winner of Game No. 6, 6 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 11 – Seed No. 3 Duke vs. Winner of Game No. 7, 8 p.m. (RSN)

Saturday, March 4
Game No. 12 – ACC Semifinal No. 1, Noon (ESPN2)
Game No. 13 – ACC Semifinal No. 2, 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Sunday, March 5
Game No. 14 – Championship Game, 1 p.m. (ESPN2)

Photo courtesy of ACC

Chants win season finale; host Sun Belt tournament

Chants win season finale; host Sun Belt tournamentA two hour and five minute-lightning delay nor two Appalachian [more]

Clemson hammers Coastal with early offensive barrage

Clemson hammers Coastal with early offensive barrageSimilar to the two teams' first meeting back on March [more]

Seahawks claim state title in tribute to late coach

Seahawks claim state title in tribute to late coach John Ed Cahill queued up an old voicemail from his [more]

MB golf team flying high, riding ties to state tourney

MB golf team flying high, riding ties to state tourneyThe Myrtle Beach High boys golf team is tying its [more]

Lynch-inspired Seahawks advance to 4A state final

Lynch-inspired Seahawks advance to 4A state finalLL Coach. The somewhat cryptic rallying cry (Long Live Coach) was [more]

Soccer: MB, Socastee fall in lower state semifinals

Soccer: MB, Socastee fall in lower state semifinalsMyrtle Beach’s season came down to about three minutes. In that [more]

South Aiken stops Lady Seahawks state title run

South Aiken stops Lady Seahawks state title runThe closest thing to a blemish South Aiken had on [more]

Green Wave sinks Sharks in Lower State opener

Green Wave sinks Sharks in Lower State openerIn any other game, St. James coach Robbie Centracchio may [more]

Soccer: Braves, Seahawks reach Lower State semis

Soccer: Braves, Seahawks reach Lower State semisThe Socastee High boys soccer team crushed Cane Bay 5-0 [more]

Seahawks go from funeral to Lower State title match

Seahawks go from funeral to Lower State title matchEven after his death earlier this week, longtime Myrtle Beach [more]

Illing steps down as Socastee football coach

Illing steps down as Socastee football coachDoug Illing struggled with the emotions. He even fought himself trying [more]

Sharks top Swamp Foxes, reach lower state tourney

Sharks top Swamp Foxes, reach lower state tourneyIt took a little longer than St. James fans may [more]

CF girls fall in first round for season-ending defeat

CF girls fall in first round for season-ending defeatHeading into the playoffs, Carolina Forest’s girls soccer team hoped [more]

Seahawks draw inspiration from fallen coach Lynch

Seahawks draw inspiration from fallen coach Lynch John Edward Cahill III occasionally glanced at a spot at [more]

MB girls stun Hilton Head to reach Lower State semis

MB girls stun Hilton Head to reach Lower State semisFor all of the dominant results, all the blowouts and [more]

Seahawks lose legendary tennis coach, mentor Lynch

Seahawks lose legendary tennis coach, mentor LynchCookie Goings was barely a teenager, an eighth grader running [more]

Local club hosts another solid Coast Spring Classic

Local club hosts another solid Coast Spring ClassicMore than 400 teams from six states completed in the [more]

Renfrow claims NFL dream as Raiders' fifth-round pick

Renfrow claims NFL dream as Raiders' fifth-round pickFormer Socastee High and Clemson standout Hunter Renfrow was selected [more]

Lady Panthers charge into playoffs as region champs

Lady Panthers charge into playoffs as region champsWhen Katie Kulick drove the ball past the West Florence [more]

Chants rally in 10th inning to knock off Georgia State

Chants rally in 10th inning to knock off Georgia StateThe relentless Chanticleers scored a run in each of the [more]

MB Track and Field Club welcomes kids for 2019

MB Track and Field Club welcomes kids for 2019The Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club will host open [more]

Sharks shake away playoff jitters to dominate opener

Sharks shake away playoff jitters to dominate openerTwo errors, two wild pitches and two runs. And that was [more]

Baseball playoff success requires road toughness

Baseball playoff success requires road toughnessJoey Worley has been around just long enough to start [more]

Chants split wild twinbill, visit Tar Heels on Tuesday

Chants split wild twinbill, visit Tar Heels on TuesdayCoastal Carolina baseball split Saturday’s Sun Belt Conference doubleheader with [more]

Monday After The Masters celebrates 25th anniversary

Monday After The Masters celebrates 25th anniversaryThe team led by former NFL player Jimbo Covert and [more]

Chants win season finale; host Sun Belt tournament

Chants win season finale; host Sun Belt tournamentA two hour and five minute-lightning delay nor two Appalachian [more]

Clemson hammers Coastal with early offensive barrage

Clemson hammers Coastal with early offensive barrageSimilar to the two teams' first meeting back on March [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2019 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach