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ACC Basketball Tournament 2011 Bracket Update: North Carolina Rallies To Beat Miami

North Carolina came back from way, way down to beat Miami, 61-59, in Friday's ACC Tournament matchup. Miami led by as many as 19 points late in the second half, but Carolina went on a 17-2 run to close within four with five minutes to go. Leslie McDonald got hot, Miami went cold, and UNC pulled within one about a minute later. The Canes had a chance to break the eventual tie with seconds left, but a pass skipped out of bounds, giving Tyler Zeller the chance to lay in the buzzer beater.

Updated bracket is below, but here's video of Zeller's shot via @thebiglead:

UNC will get the winner of the following game between Clemson and Boston College. The Heels went 4-0 against those teams this season.

In the first meeting between the Heels and Canes this season, Miami led by double digits before Harrison Barnes caught fire. UNC pulled out a three-point victory in Canes territory. Miami should probably do something about this.

For more on this game, Heels fans should visit Carolina March. Canes fans should head to Seventh Floor Blog.

Updated ACC tournament bracket (all times EST):

Thursday, March 10 - First Round

No. 9 Miami def. No. 8 Virginia Cavaliers, 69-62
No. 5 Boston College def. No. 12 Wake Forest, 81-67
No. 7 Maryland def. No. 10 NC State, 75-67
No. 6 Virginia Tech def. No. 11 Georgia Tech, 59-43

Friday, March 11 - Quarterfinals

No. 1 North Carolina def. Miami, 61-59
No. 4 Clemson vs. Boston College, 2 p.m., ACC Network/ESPN2
No. 2 Duke vs. NC State, 7 p.m., ACC Network/ESPN2
No. 3 Florida State vs. Virginia Tech, 9 p.m., ACC Network/ESPN2

Saturday, March 12 - Semifinals

UNC vs. Clemson or Boston College, ACC Network/ESPN
ACC Semifinal 2, 3 p.m., ACC Network/ESPN

Sunday, March 13 - Championship

Championship Game, 1 p.m., ACC Network/ESPN

For more on other college basketball tournaments, visit SB Nation's NCAA Basketball hub.


Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.