ACC women’s tourney to feature three top-10 teams

Rarely has the Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball tournament been this top-heavy.

Each of the top three seeds is ranked in

the top 10. It’s the first time that’s happened since 2007, and just

the third time in the event’s history.

No. 5 Duke (24-4) holds the top seed.

No. 7 Miami (25-4) is second and No. 6 Maryland (25-4) third for the

tournament that begins Thursday in Greensboro, N.C.

Terrapins coach Brenda Frese says it

reminds her of the 2006 tournament. Maryland lost to North Carolina in

the ACC title game that year, then wound up joining the Blue Devils and

Tar Heels at the Final Four and won the national championship.

Miami’s Katie Meier says there’s no way anyone can predict who’s going to win.

First and second round coverage of the Women’s ACC Tournament will be carried by SportSouth and Fox Sports South.