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Feb. 26, 2006

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The No. 9 seed Virginia women’s basketball team will face No. 8 seed Boston College the first round of the 2006 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, conference officials announced on Sunday evening.

The Cavaliers (17-10, 5-9) and Eagles (19-10, 6-8) tip off on Thursday, March 2 at 11 a.m. The winner of the first round game advances to Friday’s quarterfinal game against No. 1 seed North Carolina at 11 a.m. The championship is slated for Sunday, March 5 at 1 p.m. All games will be played at the Greensboro Coliseum.

For the third straight year, six of the 10 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament games are set to be televised. Three of the quarterfinal round games on Thursday will be aired on the league’s regional sports networks (Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports Net South, Sunshine Sports, New England Sports Network). Saturday’s semifinals and Sunday’s championship game will be televised nationally by Fox Sports Net. This is the fifth year that the tournament will have three nationally televised match-ups.

A limited number of tickets are now available through the Virginia Ticket Office at 1-800-542-UVA1 (542-8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1.

2006 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
29th Annual ACC Tournament
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.

FIRST ROUND: Thursday, March 2Game 1: #8 Seed Boston College vs. #9 Seed VIRGINIA, 11 a.m.Game 2: #5 Seed NC State vs. #12 Seed Clemson, 4 p.m.Game 3: #7 Seed Virginia Tech vs. #10 Seed Wake Forest, 7 p.m.Game 4: #6 Seed Miami vs. #11 Seed Georgia Tech, 9:30 p.m.

QUARTERFINALS: Friday, March 3#1 Seed North Carolina vs. Game 1 winner (RSN), 11 a.m.#4 Seed Florida State vs. Game 2 winner (RSN), 4 p.m.#2 Seed Duke vs. Game 3 winner, 7 p.m.#3 Seed Maryland vs. Game 4 winner (RSN), 9:30 p.m.

SEMIFINALS: Saturday, March 4Semifinal 1 (Fox Sports National), 1:30 p.m.Semifinal 2 (Fox Sports National), 3:30 p.m.

FINAL: Sunday, March 5Championship (Fox Sports National), 1 p.m.

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