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No. 6 Virginia headlines new-look ACC tournament, aims for 1st title in nearly 4 decades

  • Georgia Tech's Robert Carter Jr. dunks during an NCAA college basketball practice for the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Georgia Tech plays Boston College in a first round game on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Georgia Tech's Robert Carter Jr. dunks during an NCAA college basketball practice for the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Georgia Tech plays Boston College in a first round game on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory directs his team during an NCAA college basketball practice for the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Georgia Tech plays Boston College in a first round game on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory directs his team during an NCAA college basketball practice for the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Georgia Tech plays Boston College in a first round game on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wake Forest head coach Jeff Bzdelik watches his team during an NCAA college basketball practice for the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Wake Forest plays Notre Dame in a first round game on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Wake Forest head coach Jeff Bzdelik watches his team during an NCAA college basketball practice for the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Wake Forest plays Notre Dame in a first round game on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

This week's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament has a new look, from more teams and an extra round of games to the school holding the No. 1 seed.

Sixth-ranked Virginia is hoping to pair its first outright regular-season title in 33 years with its first ACC tournament title since winning its only other one in 1976.

The Cavaliers (25-6, 16-2) finished two games ahead of No. 11 Syracuse, but they haven't reached the semifinals since 1995. Virginia guard Joe Harris said his Cavs need to take a step forward by playing well in Greensboro.

The tournament starts Wednesday with the lowest-seeded teams, while the Cavaliers and the rest of the top four seeds — the Orange, No. 7 Duke and No. 15 North Carolina — don't play until Friday's quarterfinals.