UNC earns No. 1 seed in South, Duke No. 2 in East region

Duke guard Grayson Allen (3) looks to drive against North Carolina forward Justin Jackson (44) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game during the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Friday, March 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina is the No. 1 seed in the South with rival Duke earning the No. 2 seed in the East.

The Blue Devils will play Troy Friday in Greenville, South Carolina. The Tar Heels, who will also play in Greenville, will play Texas Southern Friday.

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Duke’s late surge to an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title had the Blue Devils in the conversation for a No. 1 seed.

The Blue Devils (27-8, 11-7) won four games in four days in New York, including victories against Louisville, North Carolina and Notre Dame.

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Villanova is the No. 1 seed in the East.

North Carolina Central is a No. 16 seed and will play UC Davis for a chance to play No. 1 Kansas. The Eagles won the MEAC Tournament to get into the big dance.

CAA champions UNC-Wilmington are the No. 12 seed in the East and will face No. 5 Virginia in the opening round in Orlando, Florida.

Wake Forest was selected for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010. Wake, a No. 11 seed, faces Kansas State in a play-in game in Dayton, Ohio.

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