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Canes Hoops to open ACC Tournament Tuesday against Wake Forest

Despite having a disappointing regular season, Miami has a chance to advance in the conference tourney

NCAA Basketball: Miami-Florida at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Over the weekend, the ACC announced its opening games for the 2019 ACC Tournament in Charlotte, NC. The Canes will open the tourney on Tuesday against Wake Forest with a noon ET tip-off. The Canes are currently 7.5 point favorites coming into the matchup, despite splitting the season series with the Demon Deacons.

If the Canes are able to advance to the second round, they would take on Virginia Tech for the third time this season. Miami is 0-2 against the Hokies in 2019, losing both games by double digits. Tip-off for that game would be Wednesday at 2:00pm ET. The winner of VT’s second round matchup then moves on to play Florida State in the quarterfinal round.

While no path would be easy for this year’s Canes, you could argue that Miami has a decent draw if they were to catch fire, as they would avoid Duke, Virginia and North Carolina until the semifinals. In Coach Larranaga’s first 6 seasons at Miami, he won at least one game in the conference tourney before being knocked off by UNC in the quarterfinals last season. The Canes have won the ACC tournament once, during the magical 2012-13 season in which they swept both the regular season and conference tournament titles.

You can watch Tuesday’s first round game on ESPN or via the WatchESPNapp.

Here are the rest of the ACC tournament games:

First round -- Tuesday, March 12

Game 1: No. 12 Miami vs. No. 13 Wake Forest -- noon on ESPN

Game 2: No. 10 Georgia Tech vs. No. 15 Notre Dame -- 2 p.m. on ESPN

Game 3: No. 11 Boston College vs. No. 14 Pitt -- 7 p.m. on ESPN

Second round -- Wednesday, March 13

Game 4: No. 8 NC State vs. No. 9 Clemson -- noon on ESPN

Game 5: No. 5 Virginia Tech vs. Tuesday noon winner -- 2 p.m. on ESPN

Game 6: No. 7 Louisville vs. Tuesday 2 p.m. winner -- 7 p.m. on ESPN2

Game 7: No. 6 Syracuse vs. Tuesday 7 p.m. winner -- 9 p.m. on ESPN2

Quarterfinals -- Thursday, March 14

Game 8: No. 1 Virginia vs. Wednesday noon winner -- 12:30 p.m. on ESPN

Game 9: No. 4 Florida State vs. Wednesday 2 p.m. winner -- 2:30 p.m. on ESPN

Game 10: No. 2 North Carolina vs. Wednesday 7 p.m. winner -- 7 p.m. on ESPN

Game 11: No. 3 Duke vs. Wednesday 9 p.m. winner -- 9 p.m. on ESPN

Semifinals -- Friday, March 15

Game 12: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner -- 7 p.m. on ESPN

Game 13: Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner -- 9 p.m. on ESPN

ACC Tournament Championship Game -- Saturday, March 16

Game 14 -- 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

Go Canes