Big East schools take top billing at ACC women’s tourney

The Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball tournament has a Big East feel to it.

The tournament begins Wednesday in Greensboro, North Carolina, and three of its top five seeds are relative newcomers to the ACC.

Notre Dame (28-2) is the top seed, tournament and regular season defending champion and nation’s second-ranked team.

Third-seeded and No. 10 Louisville (24-5) is in its first season in the league while 22nd-ranked Syracuse (21-8) is the No. 5 seed.

Factor in No. 7 Florida State’s rise to the second seed, and a tournament once ruled by Duke, North Carolina and Maryland now has an entirely different look.