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Georgia Tech vs. Miami
The Hurricanes were the surprise story in college basketball. They literally came out of nowhere to win the ACC title, and were ranked No. 2 in the country at one point in the season.
The Yellow Jackets stunned Miami last week by beating them by two points at home, but Miami will be ready this time around. The Hurricanes want to prove to people that they really are the best team in the ACC, and the only way to do that is by beating Duke in the tournament title game.
North Carolina State vs. Virginia
While the Wolfpack are likely to win in the tournament next week, the Cavaliers sit right on the bubble. Virginia would almost surely lock up a spot if they made the semifinals in the ACC tournament, but it will be no easy task against North Carolina State.
They have beaten the Wolfpack once this season already, but this time around, the Wolfpack will show that they are the superior team and leave the Cavaliers nervous about whether they make it into the tournament or not.
Pick: North Carolina State
Florida State vs. North Carolina
Many people wondered if the Tar Heels would even make the tournament this year. North Carolina came up clutch down the stretch though by winning six of their final seven games to all but lock up a tournament bid.
One of those six wins was a 21 point massacre of Florida State. While it may not be so ugly this time, after watching that game, it is hard to imagine that the Seminoles could beat the Tar Heels.
Pick: North Carolina
Maryland vs. Duke
There are some big things on the line for both of these sides coming into the ACC Tournament. If Maryland manages to upset Duke like they did in February, they could find themselves in position to go to the NCAA Tournament. On the other hand, while Duke is clearly a lock for the NCAA Tournament, if they win the ACC title they could clinch the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament on Sunday.
There are lots on the line for both teams in this one. When Duke has Ryan Kelly on the floor, they are undefeated this season. Ryan Kelly will be there on Friday.