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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
UNC as an ACC No. 3 seed

By Robbi Pickeral

This week marks the ninth time North Carolina -- which will play either Clemson or Florida State in Friday’s quarterfinal round -- enters the ACC tournament as the third seed. The Tar Heels have had varying success in that slot, going 11-7 (and winning the event once, in 1997).

A breakdown:

1958 – lost to Maryland in the ACC tourney finals 1963 – lost to Wake Forest in the semifinals 1974 – lost to Maryland in the semifinals 1986 – lost to Maryland in the quarterfinals 1992 – lost to Duke in the finals 1996 – lost to Clemson in the quarterfinals 1997 – beat NC State in the finals 1999 – lost to Duke in the finals 2013 — TBD
Sources: ACC and UNC media guides