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Irish Nab Third Seed For ACC Championship

March 4, 2017

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The University of Notre Dame men’s basketball team has finished the 2016-17 regular season with a 23-8 overall record, a 12-6 record in the ACC will be the third seed in the 2017 New York Life Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, set to begin Tuesday, March 7, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Notre Dame finished the ACC schedule with a 12-6 record and in a three-way tie for second place with Florida State and Louisville. The conference tie breakers determined that the Irish take the third seed in the tournament and will face the winner of Game 7 in the tournament, which will feature #6 Virginia and the winner of #11 Georgia Tech/#14 Pittsburgh, on Thursday, March 9, at 9 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

Notre Dame has now earned a double-bye in the ACC tournament for the third consecutive season and three out of four years since they joined the conference. Irish head coach Mike Brey has now led his team to a top-four finish in a conference 10 times in 17 years at Notre Dame and his team earns a double-bye in a conference tournament for the sixth time in the last eight seasons.

Each of the five previous times the Irish have earned a double bye, they have advanced to the conference semifinals.

Notre Dame ACC Championship Schedule

Thursday, March 9, 9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Winner of #6 Virginia vs. #11 Georgia Tech or #14 Pittsburgh

Friday, March 10, 9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
vs. #15 Boston College or #10 Wake Forest or #7 Virginia Tech or #2 Florida State

Saturday, March 11, 9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
ACC Championship Game