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Duke win gives Maryland No. 2 seed in ACC tournament

Duke's 82-50 win over North Carolina on Saturday night means Maryland will share the ACC regular season title with the Blue Devils and hold the No. 2 seed entering next week's conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The Terrapins will play the winner of the 7-10 matchup -- which will feature Georgia Tech (No. 7) and North Carolina (No. 10) -- on Friday at 7 p.m.

Georgia Tech and North Carolina will play Thursday at 7 p.m. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Tar Heels twice during the regular season, earning a 73-71 win in Chapel Hill on Jan. 16 and a 68-51 victory in Atlanta on Feb. 16.

Maryland defeated North Carolina, 92-71, on Feb. 7 and beat Georgia Tech, 76-74, on Feb. 20. Both of those games took place at Comcast Center.

By Steve Yanda  |  March 6, 2010; 11:02 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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If I understand correctly, the next tiebreaker in deciding who is the 1 seed in the ACC tournament (after head to head which MD and Duke tied 1-1) is record against he next highest positioned tea in the standings. If Clemson loses today (Sunday) then the next highest positioned team(s) will be VT and FSU both at 10-6. MD was 3-0 against those two teams while Duke was 2-0. Why isn't Maryland the number 1 seed?

Posted by: Parsonsgrp1 | March 7, 2010 4:57 AM | Report abuse

Winning Percentage

100%=100%

That's the tiebreaker, not wins, the only team we have an advantage vs Duke is GT who is the 7th seed. Wake and Clemson are both above them and didn't lose to Duke this season

Posted by: bmdugan | March 7, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

I meant they didn't beat Duke this season

Posted by: bmdugan | March 7, 2010 8:12 AM | Report abuse

The tie-breaker sucks. Duke lost to GTech and NCSU. In either case those are far worse losses than the Terps' loss at WF in OT.

In my view the tie-breaker should be based on the worst lost.

If the ACC changes it they will do it in a year when it works against us...

Posted by: petecard | March 7, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Tie breakers are always a pain in the b,However i think we will have a better shot to win the tourney with the #2 seed Why..Just in my opinion virg tech scares me more than gt..JW had a bad game againist the goon from duke but came back strong in the rematch...If we double down on favors and make gt shot from the otside its a terps advantage...Guard play usually wins... VT DELANCEY SCARES ME MORE THAN FAVORS

Posted by: carolina1 | March 8, 2010 5:45 AM | Report abuse

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