ACC Men's Basketball Tournament match up's if the season ended today

The ACC men's basketball schedule is at its halfway point and here is what the tournament pairings would look like if the tournament started today.
Duke v Miami
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After this week’s play, it’s hard to believe, but the 2023-24 ACC men’s basketball schedule is at its halfway point. There a just six weeks between now and the annual ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament that will be held at Capital One Arena from March 12-16 in Washington, D.C.

This has the potential to be a very meaningful tournament for a lot of teams in terms of needing wins to reach the NCAA Tournament. Now that we are at the official halfway point of the conference season, let’s take a look at what the matchups in Washington would be if the regular season ended today.

First Round

Tuesday, March 12

Game 1: No. 12: Pittsburgh vs. No. 13: Georgia Tech

Game 2: No. 10: Clemson vs. No. 15: Louisville

Game 3: No. 11: Boston College vs. No. 14: Notre Dame

Second Round

Wednesday, March 13

Game 4: No. 8: Syracuse vs. No. 9: Virginia Tech

Game 5: No. 5: North Carolina State vs. Game 1 winner

Game 6: No. 7: Miami vs. Game 2 winner

Game 7: No. 6: Wake Forest vs. Game 3 winner


Thursday, March 14

Game 8: No. 1: North Carolina vs. Game 4 winner

Game 9: No. 4: Florida State vs. Game 5 winner

Game 10: No. 2: Duke vs. Game 6 winner

Game 11: No. 3: Virginia vs. Game 7 winner

These pairings are going to change over the final 10 games that the teams still have to play. Currently, only North Carolina, Clemson, and Duke are in the NCAA Tournament according to Joe Lunardi of ESPN in his bracketology. It appears that it’s going to be hard for the conference to get any more than three teams in the tournament. There are still opportunities for teams to collect Quad 1 wins and improve their case, but it might take a team going on a run in the ACC Tournament to cement their spot in the big dance.