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ACC Tournament 2012 Bracket And Schedule: Florida State Earns No. 3 Seed, First Round Bye

The ACC Conference tournament starts next Thursday, and the Florida State Seminoles are the No. 4 seed and have a first-round bye.

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The ACC Tournament field is now locked into place after a Sunday slate of games. The Florida State Seminoles locked up a first-round bye thanks to a strong finish down the stretch and some last second thrilling victories. With the first round bye, the Noles get a few days off to get ready to face their first opponent in the night game on Thursday, March 9 at 9 p.m. ET.

Florida State will play the winner of No. 6 seed Miami and No. 11 seed Georgia Tech in the second-round of the tournament. The Noles have beaten both of those teams this season, but most recently lost to the Hurricanes on the road.

The rest of the scheduled games for the ACC Tournament can be found below.

Tournament Schedule
Thursday, March 8 - First Round
Game Matchup Time Coverage
1 No. 8 Maryland vs. No. 9 Wake Forest noon ESPNU/ACC Network
2 No. 5 NC State vs. No. 12 Boston College 2 p.m. ESPNU/ACC Network
3 No. 7 Clemson vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech 7 p.m. ESPNU/ACC Network
4 No. 6 Miami vs. No. 11 Georgia Tech 9 p.m. ESPNU/ACC Network
Friday, March 9 - Quarterfinals
Game Matchup Time Coverage
5 No. 1 North Carolina vs. Game 1 winner noon ESPN2/ACC Network
6 No. 4 Virginia vs. Game 2 winner 2 p.m. ESPN2/ACC Network
7 No. 2 Duke vs. Game 3 winner 7 p.m. ESPN2/ACC Network
8 No. 3 Florida State vs. Game 4 winner 9 p.m. ESPN2/ACC Network

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