NC State clinched its first outright Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title in 32 years and is the No. 1 seed in the 45th annual ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, which runs Wednesday (March 2) through Sunday (March 6) at Greensboro Coliseum.
The tournament will feature all 15 ACC teams and 14 games, beginning with three first-round matchups on Wednesday. Four second-round games are scheduled for Thursday, followed by the quarterfinals on Friday, semifinals on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday at noon.
NC State earned its sixth regular-season title in program history and will be the No. 1 seed for the sixth time.
Along with the top-seeded Wolfpack (26-3, 17-1), second seed Louisville (25-3, 16-2), third seed Notre Dame (21-7, 13-5), and fourth seed North Carolina (23-5, 13-5) will receive double byes into Friday’s quarterfinal round.
Tournament play begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday with No. 12 seed Syracuse (11-17, 4-14) facing No. 13 Clemson (9-20, 3-15). The second game will feature No. 10 Duke (16-12, 7-11) against No. 15 Pitt (11-18, 2-16) at 3:30 p.m. First-round action concludes Wednesday at 6:30 pm., with No. 11 Wake Forest (14-15, 4-14) versus No. 14 Virginia (5-21, 2-16).
The second round opens Thursday at 11 a.m., when No. 5 seed Virginia Tech (21-8, 13-5) faces the winner of Wednesday’s Syracuse/Clemson matchup. No. 8 Boston College (19-10, 10-8) and No. 9 Florida State (16-12, 10-8) meet at 2 p.m. The third game of Thursday’s slate has No. 7 Miami (17-11, 10-8) taking on the Duke/Pitt winner at 6 p.m. The second round concludes Thursday at 8 p.m., as No. 6 Georgia Tech (20-9, 11-7) meets the Wake Forest/Virginia winner.
Fourth-seeded North Carolina begins action on Friday at 11 a.m., when the Tar Heels face the winner of Thursday’s first game. No. 1 NC State opens tournament play at 2 p.m. against Thursday’s second-game winner. The evening session begins at 6 p.m., with No. 2 Louisville taking on the winner of Thursday’s third game. No. 3 Notre Dame closes out Friday’s quarterfinal session, facing the winner of the Thursday session’s finale.
The winner of Friday’s first two games will meet in Saturday’s noon semifinal game, while the winners of the Friday evening session will meet Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The 2022 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament championship game will be played Sunday at noon. All-session ticket books, which include tickets for all 14 games of the five-day tournament, are available for $99. Individual session ticket prices start at $10 for reserved seating and $7 for general admission seating (for select sessions). Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.
All 14 games of this year’s tournament will be televised.
The first, second and quarterfinal rounds will be carried by the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (RSN). The league’s regional sports networks for this year are Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports Sun, Bally Sports Midwest, Bally Sports Indiana, MASN, NESN and YES Network. Each game will also be available on the Bally Sports App but is subject to blackout.
Both Saturday semifinal games will be carried nationally on ACC Network, while a national audience will also watch Sunday’s championship game via ESPN.
The Greensboro Coliseum will play host to the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament for the 22nd time in the last 23 years. This year’s tournament features six teams ranked among the nation’s top 25 in the latest Associated Press poll, including No. 3 NC State, No. 4 Louisville, No. 14 Notre Dame, No. 18 North Carolina, No. 22 Georgia Tech and No. 23 Virginia Tech.
The complete 2022 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament pairings are listed below. For more information on ACC Women’s Basketball, please visit theACC.com.
2022 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Greensboro Coliseum (March 2-6)First Round – Wednesday, March 2
Game No. 1 – No. 12 Syracuse vs. No. 13 Clemson, 1 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 2 – No. 10 Duke vs. No. 15 Pitt, 3:30 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 3 – No. 11 Wake Forest vs. No. 14 Virginia, 6:30 p.m. (RSN)
Second Round – Thursday, March 3
Game No. 4 – No. 5 Virginia Tech vs. Winner of Game No. 1, 11 a.m. (RSN)
Game No. 5 – No. 8 Boston College vs. No. 9 Florida State, 2 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 6 – No. 7 Miami vs. Winner of Game No. 2, 6 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 7 – No. 6 Georgia Tech vs. Winner of Game No. 3, 8 p.m. (RSN)
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 4
Game No. 8 – No. 4 North Carolina vs. Winner of Game No. 4, 11 a.m. (RSN)
Game No. 9 – No. 1 NC State vs. Winner of Game 5, 2 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 10 – No. 2 Louisville vs. Winner of Game No. 6, 6 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 11 – No. 3 Notre Dame vs. Winner of Game No. 7, 8 p.m. (RSN)
Semifinals – Saturday, March 5
Game No. 12 – ACC Semifinal No. 1, Noon (ACCN)
Game No. 13 – ACC Semifinal No. 2, 2:30 p.m. (ACCN)
Championship – Sunday, March 6
Game No. 14 – Championship Game, Noon (ESPN)