NC State and Louisville finished even in the loss column and the Wolfpack would have won the tiebreaker if these teams had played the same number of ACC games, but alas, the Cards got more games in and finished with a higher winning percentage, thus earning the top seed in the conference tournament and slotting NC State in at two.
That sets up a potential rematch between the Wolfpack and Cardinals in the ACC championship game on Sunday. The top four seeds earned double-byes, so NC State won’t be in action until Friday at 6 p.m. ET, against the winner of the 7-10 matchup between Virginia Tech and Miami. Here’s the complete bracket.
It’s just a 13-team field since Duke and Virginia opted out of the season earlier, so there’s only one game on Wednesday. The games through the quarterfinals will air on RSNs, with the semis on the ACC Network and the title game on ESPN2.
NC State is still playing for NCAA tournament seeding—the Pack was the top two-seed in the most recent reveal from the committee—and might need to win the event to move up to the top seed line.