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ACC Bubble Teams: UNC, Louisville look to shore up postseason resumes; Syracuse and NC State hope to make a run in Greensboro

With the 2021 NCAA Tournament set to start next week in Indiana, let’s take a quick look at where some of the ACC’s bubble teams currently stand.

As the league gets set for the ACC Tournament this week in Greensboro, the league has a handful of team safely in the field for March Madness and another handful on the bubble — to varying degrees. Here’s how things are situated for North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Syracuse, NC State and Duke.

Currently, Joe Lunardi of ESPN has seven teams in his NCAA Tournament field: Virginia, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Louisville.

 

North Carolina

Current Status: BUBBLE IN

    • NET: 39
      • Quad 1: 2-8
      • Quad 2: 7-0
      • Quad 3: 4-1
      • Quad 4: 3-0
    • NCAA Tournament Prognostications
    • ACC Tournament
      • First game: Wednesday, March 10
        • Will play winner of Notre Dame-Wake Forest
      • Quad 1 Opportunity
        • If UNC (No. 6) beats the winner of ND-Wake, then North Carolina will advance to play Virginia Tech (No. 3)
        • Virginia Tech would likely be a top-50 NET opponent on a neutral court

 

Georgia Tech

Current Status: BUBBLE IN

    • NET: 38
      • Quad 1: 2-6
      • Quad 2: 6-0
      • Quad 3: 4-2
      • Quad 4: 3-0
    • NCAA Tournament Prognostications
      • Jerry Palm/CBS: 10 seed
      • Joe Lunardi: ESPN: 11 seed
      • Bart Torvik TOURNEYCAST: 100%
    • ACC Tournament
      • First game: Thursday, March 11
        • Will play the winner of Clemson and Pitt/Miami
      • Quad 1 Opportunity
        • Possibly Clemson (No. 36 NET)

 

Louisville

Current Status: BUBBLE IN

    • NET: 51
      • Quad 1: 1-5
      • Quad 2: 6-0
      • Quad 3: 4-1
      • Quad 4: 2-0
    • NCAA Tournament Prognostications
      • Jerry Palm/CBS: 10 seed
      • Joe Lunardi/ESPN: 10 seed
      • Bart Torvik TOURNEYCAST: 57.3%
    • ACC Tournament
      • First game: Wednesday, March 10
        • Will play the winner of Duke/Boston College
      • Quad 1 Opportunity
        • Duke (No. 60 NET) on a neutral floor doesn’t qualify as a Q1 game for LOU, though that would be a notable hypothetical win
        • If Louisville advances to Thursday, the Cards will play Florida State

 

Syracuse

Current Status: BUBBLE OUT, First 4 Out

    • NET: 49
      • Quad 1: 1-6
      • Quad 2: 4-1
      • Quad 3: 7-1
      • Quad 4: 3-0
    • NCAA Tournament Prognostications
      • Jerry Palm/CBS: First 4 Out
      • Joe Lunardi/ESPN: First 4 Out
      • Bart Torvik TOURNEYCAST: 45.5%
    • ACC Tournament
      • First game: Wednesday, March 10
        • Will play NC State (No. 66 NET)
      • Quad 1 Opportunity
        • If Syracuse defeats NC State, then they will play Virginia (No. 13 NET)

 

NC State

Current Status: BUBBLE OUT

    • NET: 66
      • Quad 1: 1-6
      • Quad 2: 3-2
      • Quad 3: 4-0
      • Quad 4: 5-1
    • NCAA Tournament Prognostications
      • Jerry Palm/CBS: Out, deep bubble
      • Joe Lunardi/ESPN: Out
      • Bart Torvik TOURNEYCAST: 14.3%
    • ACC Tournament
      • First game: Wednesday, March 10
        • Will play Syracuse (No. 49 NET)
      • Quad 1 Opportunity
        • Assuming Syracuse remains inside the top 50, then this could be a Q1 games for the Pack
        • The odds are incredibly long for NC State, but if they Pack can beat Syracuse and Virginia, then they will raise way up in the bubble; however, NCSU probably needs three wins in Greensboro to real good about their prospects

 

Duke

Current Status: BUBBLE OUT, deep fringe

    • NET: 60
      • Quad 1: 2-5
      • Quad 2: 4-4
      • Quad 3: 2-2
      • Quad 4: 3-0
    • NCAA Tournament Prognostications
      • Jerry Palm/CBS: Out
      • Joe Lunardi/Duke: Out
      • Bart Torvik TOURNEYCAST: 7.2%
    • ACC Tournament
      • First game: Tuesday, March 9
        • Will play Boston College
      • Quad 1 Opportunity
        • Potentially Louisville (No. 51 NET), if they can beat Boston College
        • Duke needs a lot of things to go right if they have any real shot here