ACC Tournament 2012: Maryland Locked In To No. 8 Seed

Feb, 29, 2012; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Maryland Terrapins guard Terrell Stoglin (12) passes the ball as North Carolina Tar Heels guards P.J. Hairston (15) and Reggie Bullock (35) defend in the first half at the Dean E. Smith Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

The ACC Conference tournament starts next Thursday, and the Maryland Terrapins will be the No. 8 seed.

The ACC Tournament starts next week, but we already know where the Maryland Terrapins will be slotted into the bracket. Regardless of their result against Virginia on Sunday in their final game of the regular season, the Terrapins will be the 8th seed in the tournament.

The 8th seed plays the 9th seed in the opening round, and then if the bracket holds will have to face the top seed in the next round. That means facing either North Carolina or Duke in round 2, two teams they are a combined 0-4 against. That is not a good thing for a team that desperately needs a win or two in the Conference tournament to be considered for Postseason play.

But they'll have to focus on their first round opponent first, and we won't know who that is until the regular season has officially wrapped up.

We'll have plenty more on the ACC Tournament on SB Nation D.C., so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. For more on the Terps, please head over to Testudo Times. You can also head over to the SB Nation NCAAB hub page for more on this and every Conference tournament.

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