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Dan Bonner looks for teams that could receive at-large bids if they make a run in the ACC tournament.
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It is time for the ACC tournament. And that tournament remains one of the great events and college basketball golf course. It is not the brutally Darwinian all or nothing process that it once was. But the ultimate prize remains the same. And that prize is an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. And what that means is that your team is still it. Nobody's been eliminated yet your team can still make a run through the ACC tournament and he captured the automatic bid. I say the ultimate prize. Now unlike past ACC tournaments or ACC tournament two years past there consolation prize if -- could still go to the NCAA tournament even if you don't win the conference tournament. So let's take a look at some of the team. Teams in the conference. That have a real shot and thought about it first of all I think most people would agree. North Carolina and Florida State. Our teams were almost certainly -- of receiving an at large bid so I don't think we have to spend much time on those teams. But let's look at three other teams who I think people are wondering about whether or not they can do enough to secure that that -- yeah. Number one of those would be Virginia Cavaliers have spent most of the conference season ranked among the top 25. -- they have a pretty good nonconference schedule they've had one of their best seasons in a long time and I think a lot of people feel like. They still need to win possibly game in the ACC tournament to feel comfortable about that at large -- university of Miami's another team. Finished the season strongly that this is an. Here where you enhance your NCAA tournament -- by continuing to win games it's a University of Miami. Probably need to win or two in the ACC tournament to feel comfortable about receiving an at large did. And the thirteen would be North Carolina State Wolfpack I mean this deep run in the conference. The other team because they sort of struggled there at the end here but again this isn't a situation where we're at the end of the year in the NCAA tournament selection. Looking very closely at these teams. He runs by the wolfpack in the ACC tournament might make things very interesting on selection Sunday. So there you have it it's a great weekend of basketball has always been ACC tournament. And I think not only is there a lot to be played more in terms of consolation prizes that big prize is still there.