Men's Basketball Opens ACC Tournament Versus Wake Forest

March 7, 2010

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CORAL GABLES, FLA. – The University of Miami men’s basketball team will face Wake Forest in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Thurs., March 11, at 2 p.m. in the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum.

 

Wake Forest earned the No. 5 seed courtesy of its 70-65 win over Clemson on Sunday evening.  

The winner of Thursday’s game between the fifth-seeded Demon Deacons (19-9, 9-7 ACC) and 12th-seeded Hurricanes (18-12, 4-12) will square off versus fourth-seeded Virginia Tech (23-7, 10-6) on Fri., March 12, at 2 p.m. in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.

Miami and Wake Forest split the series this season, with each team winning at home. The Hurricanes knocked off the Demon Deacons, 67-66, at the BankUnited Center on Jan. 9, and then fell in Winston-Salem, 62-53, on Feb. 2.

Dwayne Collins averaged a team-high 14.0 points and 6.5 rebounds over the two meetings for Miami – converting 68.8 percent from the field, while Durand Scott added 9.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

First Round – Thursday, March 11
#8 Boston College vs. #9 Virginia                    Raycom                 Noon
#5 Wake Forest vs. #12 Miami                        Raycom                 2:00*
#7 Georgia Tech vs. #10 North Carolina        ESPN2                   7:00
#6 Clemson vs. #11 NC State                          Raycom                 9:00* 

Quarterfinals – Friday, March 12
#1 Duke vs. 8/9 winner                                       Raycom/ESPN2   Noon
#4 Virginia Tech vs. 5/12 winner                      Raycom/ESPN2   2:00*
#2 Maryland vs. 7/10 winner                              Raycom/ESPN2   7:00
#3 Florida State vs. 6/11 winner                       Raycom/ESPN2   9:00*

Semifinals – Saturday, March 13
Game 9 (game 5 & 6 winners)                         Raycom/ESPN     1:30
Game 10 (game 7 & 8 winners)                       Raycom/ESPN     3:30*

Finals – Sunday, March 14
Game 11 (championship game)                     Raycom/ESPN     1:00

*Denotes estimated game time. The second game of each session will tip approximately 20 minutes following the conclusion of the previous game.