The ACC Tournament begins on Thursday as 12 teams compete to win an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

The event begins with the first round at noon between 8 th seeded Maryland and 9 th seeded Wake Forest.

All of the games on Day 1 can be seen on ESPNU, with the quarterfinals moving to ESPN2 on Friday. Both the semifinals and championship will be on ESPN.

If you can't get to a television, you have multiple options to watch the games online.

The games will be streaming on

Raycom Sports will also be streaming the games online for free. This service is only available to those who live in what is considered ACC Territory. That includes most of the states in the Southeastern United States such as North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia.

North Carolina enters the tournament as the favorites. They'll get the action underway on Friday at noon when they face the winner of the Maryland-Wake Forest matchup.

The Championship game will be played at 1 p.m. ET in Atlanta.