NC State's loss to Florida State on Saturday means North Carolina will be the No. 3 seed in next week's ACC tournament. The Tar Heels will have a first-round bye on Thursday and play the winner of Thursday's No. 6-No. 11 game at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Friday in Greensboro.
UNC plays its regular-season finale at the Smith Center against No. 3 Duke on Saturday night, and a win would tie the Tar Heels for second place with the Blue Devils in the league standings. But Duke would earn the No. 2 seed in the tournament via a tiebreaker. (Explanation: Duke and UNC split their series during the regular season, and the second tiebreaker is based on winning percentage against the top seed. Duke split its series with Miami, while UNC went 0-2 against the Hurricanes.)