The first day of the 2012 ACC Tournament got off without any real upsets, as all the chalk all made it through the first round on Thursday.
The Maryland Terrapins started off the day with a blowout win over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 82-60. The Terps held just a five point lead at halftime, but really took it to the Deacons in the second half. Maryland's reward for their 22 point victory is a matchup in the second round against the top seeded North Carolina Tar Heels.
North Carolina State also had a dominant victory in their first round matchup against Boston College, crushing the Eagles 78-57 in the opening round. It was a dominant win for the Wolfpack from start to finish. In the next round, N.C. State will match up with Virginia, who the Wolfpack lost to by just one point in the regular season.
In the closest game of the first round, the Virginia Tech Hokies were able to get past the Clemson Tigers 68-63. Tech trailed the Tigers 35-30 at halftime, but were able to rally back to pick up the victory. In the second round of the tournament the Hokies will face off with the Duke Blue Devils.
While the game was a blow out win for the Miami Hurricanes, it was perhaps the worst game to watch of the first round of the tournament. At halftime, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets held a 20-19 lead over the Hurricanes, but the Miami offense finally hit it's groove in the second half to blow out the Yellow Jackets and move on to the next round. In the second round of the tournament, the Hurricanes will take on the Florida State Seminoles in the final game of the second round on Friday.
ACC Tournament Second Round Schedule (All games available on ESPNU and ESPN3)
Maryland vs. North Carolina - 12:00 p.m. ET
NC State vs. Virginia - 2:00 p.m. ET
Virginia Tech vs. Duke - 7:00 p.m. ET
vs. Florida State - 9:00 p.m. ET
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