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UNC as an ACC No. 3 seed

3/13/2013

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

  • did not make NCAA tournament

1963 – lost to Wake Forest in the semifinals

  • did not make NCAA tournament

1974 – lost to Maryland in the semifinals

  • did not make NCAA tournament

1986 – lost to Maryland in the quarterfinals

  • earned No. 3 seed in NCAA tournament; lost in West region semifinals

1992 – lost to Duke in the finals

  • earned No. 4 seed in NCAA tournament, lost in Southwest region semifinals

1996 – lost to Clemson in the quarterfinals

  • earned No. 6 seed in NCAA tournament, lost in second round

1997 – beat NC State in the finals

  • earned No. 1 seed in NCAA tournament, lost in the Final Four

1999 – lost to Duke in the finals

  • earned No. 3 seed in NCAA tournament, lose in first round

2013 — TBD

Sources: ACC and UNC media guides