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GREENSBORO, N.C. — March Madness is in full-steam as the Men’s ACC basketball tournament tips off today.

Wake Forest takes on Notre Dame at 1 p.m. today Miami plays Virginia Tech at 3:30 p.m. And the late game is Georgia Tech vs. Boston College at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $35 for all three games. It includes the Scotty McCreery concert at 6 p.m. tonight.

For more information, visit www.greensborocoliseum.com.

Here a guide to the events this week:

McCreery concert Wednesday

General-admission tickets for Wednesday’s games, which are being sold separately from the tournament book, are available for $35 each.

Tipoff times are scheduled for 1, 3:30 and 7 p.m.

Ticket-holders also will get a performance by country music star Scotty McCreery after the second game.

McCreery is a Garner native who has earned a gold and platinum album, two gold singles and two consecutive album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.

After winning Season Ten of “American Idol,” Scotty released his debut album, “Clear As Day,” which was the best-selling solo album released by a country artist in 2011. His new album, “See You Tonight,” was released in October and also debuted atop the Billboard Country Albums chart.

Shuttle service

Shuttle bus service will be available at the tournament starting Thursday.

Shuttle service from the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons, at 3121 High Point Road, is $5 per person for a round-trip ticket.

The hours for bus shuttle service during the tournament:

10:30 a.m. Thursday to 12:30 a.m. Friday
10:30 a.m. Friday to 12:30 a.m. Saturday
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

Cars should park on the High Point Road side of the Sheraton, facing Bonefish Grill and Four Seasons Town Centre. Buses will depart from Entry F at the Sheraton. Buses will drop off and return from the entrance to the ACC Hall of Champions at the coliseum.

Coliseum and city officials advise tournament attendees to arrive early and carpool.

Greensboro police will manage major intersections near the coliseum. Parking at the coliseum, which has 6,000 spaces, is $15.

FanFest

ACC FanFest will be open Wednesday through Sunday in the Greensboro Coliseum Pavilion.

The free event will feature live entertainment, appearances by the ACC mascots, an interactive sport court, free face painting, food and drinks, an official tournament merchandise store, interactive games and novelty stations, daily giveaways, ACC Legends autograph signings, former ACC player appearances and mini-clinics and fun for the entire family.

The hours:

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday
10 a.m.-noon and 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday

Hall of Champions

The ACC Hall of Champions at the Coliseum Special Events Center will have extended hours of operation starting Wednesday.

The hours:

10 a.m.–7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Hall features the ACC Network Video Vault, school exhibits, life-size ACC school mascot exhibits, a “you call the play” interactive broadcasting booth, interactive ACC trivia challenge and memorabilia, trophies and historical event photos.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 2-12. Information: ACCHallofChampions.net

Legends Brunch

The annual ACC Men’s Basketball Legends Brunch is 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sheraton Four Seasons in Greensboro.

The event recognizes standouts from each of the ACC’s 15 schools. The Legends also will be honored during a ceremony at halftime of the first semifinal game Saturday.

Tickets are $35 each. Get more information at TheACC.com.

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