Mike Martin had been told after Florida State’s win on Saturday that Georgia Tech (33-24, 12-18) clinched the No. 8 seed in the ACC Tournament.
Florida State won the last ACC tournament held in Greensboro, N.C., in 2010.
So the FSU coach at least knew who the Seminoles would open up with in Greensboro, N.C., on Wednesday. But he wasn’t sure about the other two teams in FSU’s pool.
After being told that Virginia (36-16-1, 18-12), had landed the No. 4 seed and Clemson (32-24, 16-14) the No. 5, Martin paused and gave the pool some thought.
“It’s setting up to be a very, very interesting ACC tournament,” Martin said. “I would pay to watch that tournament.”
FSU and Georgia Tech will open the ACC tournament on Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Seminoles have Thursday off before playing Clemson on Friday at 3 p.m. and finishing pool play on Saturday with Virginia at 3 p.m.
Coastal Division champion North Carolina (42-13, 22-8) is the No. 2 seed and will be joined in Pool B by No. 3 NC State (38-15, 19-11), No. 6 Miami (34-19, 16-14) and No. 7 Wake Forest (32-22, 13-17).
Under the pool-play format, each team will play one game against each of the other three opponents in its division Wednesday-Saturday. The two teams with the best records within their respective division brackets will advance to the title game on Sunday at noon.
FSU is returning to Greensboro, where it last won the ACC title in 2010.
All of this year’s ACC tournament games will air on Fox Sports Florida or Sun Sports. Outside of Florida, the games will air on regional sports networks such as Fox Sports South, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and New England Sports Network.