The 2011 ACC Tournament might not have the same luster as it has in the past years, but it should still be a pretty good display of competitive hoops from teams that absolutely need to win. The first round gets underway today, and while the best teams have a bye and won't be playing, we might see some of the best basketball.
Here is how the schedule looks for today:
Miami Vs. Wake Forest, Noon, ESPN3: Neither of these teams have a legit shot at making the tournament. But these guys are still playing for pride, I'd imagine. Get an advanced look the team that probably won't cause many problems for the top seeds late this weekend!
Wake Forest Vs. Boston College, 2:30 p.m., ESPN3: Boston College is still on the bubble, sort of. they won't get any points with a win over Wake, but it won't look good for them if they lose. This is a no win situation, in that nothing but a win will do.
North Carolina St. Vs. Maryland, 7 p.m., ESPN2: The road to the ACC Tournament title sarts here for the Terps!!! What, you're not excited? They can totally pull it off. Ok, maybe they can't, but every game still counts.
Georgia Tech Vs. Virginia Tech, 9:30 p.m., ESPN3: Virginia Tech seems to be on the bubble every single year. They are in the same boat as BC on this one. They can't afford to lose this game so much as they need to win.
You can follow these results here in this StoryStream.