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Maryland (8) v. Wake Forest (9)
When these teams met in January, Demon Deacon Travis McKie went off on the Terrapins, scoring 40 percent of Wake Forest's points. But the Terps still snuffed Wake Forest by six.
Expect a repeat in the ACC tourney, with sophomore Terrell Stoglin leading his team through the first round. While neither Maryland (16-14) nor Wake (13-17) will go to the field of 68, Maryland can still get an NIT bid.
N.C. State (5) v. Boston College (12)
N.C. State has every reason to play hard in this one. The Wolfpack can still play itself into a Dance invite, and has already beaten Boston College twice this year.
Don't be tempted by the old "it's tough to beat a team three times in a year" rule. The hapless Eagles are 9-21 on the season and have lost five of their last six.
The Wolfpack will advance and stay alive for Selection Sunday.
Clemson (7) v. Virginia Tech (10)
On the surface, these teams look similar. They split games in the regular season, with each pulling off the win by a bucket at home. They both finished with records hovering around 0.500. But the Hokies have struggled immensely in conference play, posting a meager 4-12 ACC record.
Don't count out VA Tech, though. Despite riding a four-game losing streak into the conference tournament, the Hokies have showed more spark than the Tigers during the season.
Look for the Hokies to pull off the upset.
Miami (6) v. Georgia Tech (11)
With 18 wins, Miami probably needs to get to Sunday’s final to have any chance of wrangling an NCAA bid. At 12-18, Georgia Tech is a train wreck.
The Hurricanes will play Friday.