Top seeds ready for balanced ACC women's tournament where 'anything can happen' _ and does

The Atlantic Coast Conference had to settle one tiebreaker for its women's tournament by flipping a coin.

The games might be that close, too.

The tournament begins Thursday in Greensboro, N.C., and it's shaping up as a much tighter event than it seemed just a few weeks ago.

A top-seeded Duke team that once looked capable of cruising through Greensboro unchecked on its way to a top seed in the NCAA tournament suddenly appears beatable following the loss of perhaps its most irreplaceable player.

The knee injury to Chelsea Gray can't help but pull the Blue Devils back closer to the pack and make a tournament with four Top 25 teams a more even affair.

Clemson coach Itoro Coleman says at the ACC tournament, "anything can happen."