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Maryland draws N.C. State in first round of ACC Tournament

Maryland will face N.C. State in the first round of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C.

The Terps (18-13, 7-9) finished the regular season on a three-game losing skid and ended up seventh in the conference standings after the conclusion of Sunday’s games.

N.C. State’s loss to Florida State landed the Wolfpack (15-15, 5-11) 10th in the standings.

With a victory Thursday, the Terps would advance to a 7 p.m. quarterfinal against No. 2 seed Duke (24-7, 13-3) on Friday.

Maryland defeated N.C. State, 87-80, at Comcast Center Feb. 20 in the teams’ only meeting this season, leaning on sophomore center Jordan Williams, who scored a team-high 26, and freshman Terrell Stoglin, who added 25.

The Terps were swept by Duke earlier this season, losing 71-64 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Jan. 9, and falling 80-62 in the rematch at Comcast Center on Feb. 2.

North Carolina (24-6, 14-2) is the tournament’s No. 1 seed, having clinched the regular-season title with its victory over Duke Saturday.

The ACC’s top four teams get first-round byes: North Carolina, Duke, Florida State and Clemson.

The complete schedule is below:

Thursday, March 10 - First Round

No. 8 Virginia vs. No. 9 seed Miami, noon.

No. 5 Boston College vs. No. 12 Wake Forest, 2 p.m.

No. 7 Maryland vs. No. 10 N.C. State, 7 p.m.

No. 6 Virginia Tech vs. No. 11 Georgia Tech, 9 p.m.

Friday, March 11 - Quarterfinals

No. 1 North Carolina vs. Game 1 Winner, noon.

No. 4 Clemson vs. Game 2 Winner, 2 p.m.

No. 2 Duke vs. Game 3 Winner, 7 p.m.

No. 3 Florida State vs. Game 4 Winner, 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 12 - Semifinals

Semifinal 1, 1 p.m.

Semifinal 2, 3 p.m.

Sunday, March 13 - Championship

Championship Game, 1 p.m.

Liz Clarke currently covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. She has also covered seven Olympic Games, two World Cups and written extensively about college sports, tennis and auto racing.


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