The first round of the 2012 ACC Tournament kicks off in Atlanta on Thursday. One of the first-round matchups will put the seventh-seeded Clemson Tigers (16-14, 8-8 ACC) against the No. 10 seed Virginia Tech Hokies (15-16, 4-12 ACC). Both teams will be trying to advance and keep their hopes alive for a conference championship and a trip to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
The two teams faced off twice before in the regular season and traded home wins. The Hokies picked up a 67-65 win in early February and Clemson got their revenge with a 58-56 victory on March 1. Thurday's opening-round tourney face-off should be another close one between these two teams.
The winner of this game will go on to face the No. 2 seed Duke Blue Devils in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Game date/time: Thursday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: ESPNU/ACC Network
You can find the full ACC Tournament schedule and bracket by clicking right here.
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