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CHARLOTTESVILLE – After finishing the regular season with a 21-9 overall record and a 9-7 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play, the Virginia women’s basketball team finished in a tie for fifth place in the standings and earned a No. 6 seed to the 2012 ACC Tournament. The conference championship will be held March 1-4 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C., and UVa faces 11th-seeded Boston College in the first round on Thursday (March 1) at 8 p.m.

The game will be televised on the ACC’s Regional Sports Networks (Comcast SportsNet in the Charlottesville area).

Virginia and North Carolina each finished with a 9-7 conference record, but North Carolina won the head-to-head tiebreaker for the No. 5 seed.

Regular-season champion Duke (24-4, 15-1 ACC) is seeded first in tournament field and will be seeking its third straight ACC title. Miami (25-4, 14-2) is seeded No. 2, followed by No. 3 Maryland (25-4, 12-4) and No. 4 Georgia Tech (22-7, 12-4). Each of the top four seeds earned first-round byes and will open play in quarterfinal round on Friday.

The complete 2012 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament pairings are listed below. For more information on ACC women’s basketball, please visit

Thursday, March 1
Game No. 1 – Seed No. 5 North Carolina vs. Seed No. 12 Clemson 11:00 a.m. (RSN)
Game No. 2 – Seed No. 8 Florida State vs. Seed No. 9 NC State 3:00 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 3 – Seed No. 7 Wake Forest vs. Seed No. 10 Virginia Tech 6:00 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 4 – Seed No. 6 Virginia vs. Seed No. 11 Boston College 8:00 p.m. (RSN))

Friday, March 2
Game No. 5 – Seed No. 4 Georgia Tech vs. winner of Game 1 11:00 a.m. (RSN)
Game No. 6 – Seed No. 1 Duke vs. winner of Game 2 3:00 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 7 – Seed No. 2 Miami vs. winner of Game 3 6:00 p.m. (RSN)
Game No. 8 – Seed No. 3 Maryland vs. winner of Game 4 8:00 p.m. (RSN)

Saturday, March 3
Game No. 9 – ACC Semifinal 1 11:00 a.m. (ESPNU)
Game No. 10 – ACC Semifinal 2 1:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Sunday, March 4
Game No. 11 – Championship Game 2:00 p.m. (ESPN2)

RSN – Fox Sports Net South (FSNS), ComCast Sports Net (CSN), Fox Sports Net Florida (FSNFL), New England Sports Network (NESN)

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