Immediately after Duke's 79-71 loss at North Carolina, the ACC released the seedings for this week's conference tournament in Atlanta. North Carolina is the No. 1 seed, followed by Wake Forest at No. 2 and Duke at No. 3. Florida State is the fourth seed and also received a first-round bye.
The Blue Devils will play the winner of the Boston College-Virginia first-round game at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Getting the No. 3 seed, though, might be a blessing in disguise, as the Demon Deacons face the winner of Maryland-N.C. State. Though Duke lost to the Eagles in February, at this point, it seems to me the Terrapins would be the tougher matchup for the Blue Devils.
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