The ACC Men's Basketball Tournament (popularly known as the ACC Tournament) is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The tournament has been held every year since 1954, the ACC's first season. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
|ACC Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Conference basketball championship|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|Number of teams||15|
|Current stadium||Rotates – Spectrum Center in 2019|
|Current location||Rotates – Charlotte, North Carolina in 2019|
|Current champion||Duke Blue Devils|
|Most championships||Duke Blue Devils (21)|
|TV partner(s)||ESPN, ACC Network|
|Official website||TheACC.com Men's Basketball|
Since July 1, 1961, the ACC's bylaws have included the phrase "and the winner shall be the conference champion" in referring to the tournament, meaning that the conference tournament winner is the only champion of the ACC. The ACC is unique in college basketball in that it does not recognize a regular season champion in any way, although it does permit the regular season winner to hang a banner if it wishes, so long as the banner makes it clear that the title is not official.
|1954||NC State||82–80 (OT)||Wake Forest||Dickie Hemric||Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina|
|1955||NC State||87–77||Duke||Ron Shavlik||Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina|
|1956||NC State||76–54||Wake Forest||Vic Molodet||Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina|
|1957||North Carolina||95–75||South Carolina||Lennie Rosenbluth||Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina|
|1958||Maryland||86–75||North Carolina||Nick Davis||Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina|
|1959||NC State||80–56||North Carolina||Lou Pucillo||Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina|
|1960||Duke||64–59||Wake Forest||Doug Kistler||Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina|
|1961||Wake Forest||96–81||Duke||Len Chappell||Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina|
|1962||Wake Forest||77–68||Clemson||Len Chappell||Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina|
|1963||Duke||71–66||Wake Forest||Art Heyman||Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina|
|1964||Duke||80–59||Wake Forest||Jeff Mullins||Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina|
|1965||NC State||91–85||Duke||Larry Worsley||Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina|
|1966||Duke||71–66||NC State||Steve Vacendak||Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina|
|1967||North Carolina||82–73||Duke||Larry Miller||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1968||North Carolina||87–50||NC State||Larry Miller||Charlotte Coliseum (Independence)[note 1]||Charlotte||North Carolina|
|1969||North Carolina||85–74||Duke||Charlie Scott||Charlotte Coliseum (Independence)[note 1]||Charlotte||North Carolina|
|1970||NC State||42–39 (2OT)||South Carolina||Vann Williford||Charlotte Coliseum (Independence)[note 1]||Charlotte||North Carolina|
|1971||South Carolina||52–51||North Carolina||John Roche||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1972||North Carolina||73–64||Maryland||Bob McAdoo||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1973||NC State||76–74||Maryland||Tommy Burleson||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1974||NC State||103–100 (OT)||Maryland||Tommy Burleson||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1975||North Carolina||70–66||NC State||Phil Ford||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1976||Virginia||67–62||North Carolina||Wally Walker||Capital Centre||Landover||Maryland|
|1977||North Carolina||75–69||Virginia||John Kuester||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1978||Duke||85–77||Wake Forest||Jim Spanarkel||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1979||North Carolina||71–63||Duke||Dudley Bradley||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1980||Duke||73–72||Maryland||Albert King||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1981||North Carolina||61–60||Maryland||Sam Perkins||Capital Centre||Landover||Maryland|
|1982||North Carolina||47–45||Virginia||James Worthy||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1983||NC State||81–78||Virginia||Sidney Lowe||The Omni||Atlanta||Georgia|
|1984||Maryland||74–62||Duke||Len Bias||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1985||Georgia Tech||57–54||North Carolina||Mark Price||The Omni||Atlanta||Georgia|
|1986||Duke||68–67||Georgia Tech||Johnny Dawkins||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1987||NC State||68–67||North Carolina||Vinny Del Negro||Capital Centre||Landover||Maryland|
|1988||Duke||65–61||North Carolina||Danny Ferry||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1989||North Carolina||77–74||Duke||J.R. Reid||The Omni||Atlanta||Georgia|
|1990||Georgia Tech||70–61||Virginia||Brian Oliver||Charlotte Coliseum (Tyvola) ||Charlotte||North Carolina|
|1991||North Carolina||96–74||Duke||Rick Fox||Charlotte Coliseum (Tyvola) ||Charlotte||North Carolina|
|1992||Duke||94–74||North Carolina||Christian Laettner||Charlotte Coliseum (Tyvola) ||Charlotte||North Carolina|
|1993||Georgia Tech||77–75||North Carolina||James Forrest||Charlotte Coliseum (Tyvola) ||Charlotte||North Carolina|
|1994||North Carolina||73–66||Virginia||Jerry Stackhouse||Charlotte Coliseum (Tyvola) ||Charlotte||North Carolina|
|1995||Wake Forest||82–80 (OT)||North Carolina||Randolph Childress||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1996||Wake Forest||75–74||Georgia Tech||Tim Duncan||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1997||North Carolina||64–54||NC State||Shammond Williams||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1998||North Carolina||83–68||Duke||Antawn Jamison||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|1999||Duke||96–73||North Carolina||Elton Brand||Charlotte Coliseum (Tyvola) ||Charlotte||North Carolina|
|2000||Duke||81–68||Maryland||Jason Williams||Charlotte Coliseum (Tyvola) ||Charlotte||North Carolina|
|2001||Duke||79–53||North Carolina||Shane Battier||Georgia Dome||Atlanta||Georgia|
|2002||Duke||91–61||NC State||Carlos Boozer||Charlotte Coliseum (Tyvola) ||Charlotte||North Carolina|
|2003||Duke||84–77||NC State||Daniel Ewing||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|2004||Maryland||95–87 (OT)||Duke||John Gilchrist||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|2005||Duke||69–64||Georgia Tech||J. J. Redick||MCI Center||Washington||D.C.|
|2006||Duke||78–76||Boston College||J. J. Redick||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|2007||North Carolina||89–80||NC State||Brandan Wright||St. Pete Times Forum||Tampa||Florida|
|2008||North Carolina||86–81||Clemson||Tyler Hansbrough||Charlotte Bobcats Arena||Charlotte||North Carolina|
|2009||Duke||79–69||Florida State||Jon Scheyer||Georgia Dome||Atlanta||Georgia|
|2010||Duke||65–61||Georgia Tech||Kyle Singler||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|2011||Duke||75–58||North Carolina||Nolan Smith||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|2012||Florida State||85–82||North Carolina||Michael Snaer||Philips Arena||Atlanta||Georgia|
|2013||Miami||87–77||North Carolina||Shane Larkin||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|2014||Virginia||72–63||Duke||Joe Harris||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|2015||Notre Dame||90–82||North Carolina||Jerian Grant||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|2016||North Carolina||61–57||Virginia||Joel Berry II||Verizon Center||Washington||D.C.|
|2017||Duke||75–69||Notre Dame||Luke Kennard||Barclays Center||Brooklyn||New York|
|2018||Virginia||71–63||North Carolina||Kyle Guy||Barclays Center||Brooklyn||New York|
|2019||Duke||73–63||Florida State||Zion Williamson||Spectrum Center||Charlotte||North Carolina|
|2020||Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina|
|2021||Capital One Arena||Washington||D.C.|
|2022||Barclays Center||Brooklyn||New York|
|Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina||27||2015||1967, 1971–75, 1977–80, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1995–98, 2003–04, 2006, 2010–11, 2013–15, 2020*||[v 1]|
|Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina||13||1966||1954–66|
|Charlotte Coliseum (Tyvola Road, demolished 2007)||Charlotte||North Carolina||8||2002||1990–94, 1999–2000, 2002|
|Charlotte Coliseum (Independence)||Charlotte||North Carolina||3||1970||1968, 1969, 1970||[v 2]|
|Capital Centre||Landover||Maryland||3||1987||1976, 1981, 1987|
|Omni Coliseum||Atlanta||Georgia||3||1989||1983, 1985, 1989|
|Georgia Dome||Atlanta||Georgia||2||2009||2001, 2009|
|Capital One Arena||Washington||D.C.||2||2016||2005, 2016, 2021*||[v 3]|
|Barclays Center||Brooklyn||New York||2||2018||2017, 2018, 2022*|
|Spectrum Center||Charlotte||North Carolina||2||2008||2008, 2019||[v 4]|
|Amalie Arena||Tampa||Florida||1||2007||2007||[v 5]|
|State Farm Arena||Atlanta||Georgia||1||2012||2012||[v 6]|
* Denotes the venue for a future ACC Men's Basketball Tournament.
|Duke||1953||21||1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2019|
|North Carolina||1953||18||1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008, 2016|
|NC State||1953||10||1954, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1970, 1973,[a] 1974, 1983, 1987|
|Wake Forest||1953||4||1961, 1962, 1995, 1996|
|Maryland||1953[b]||3||1958, 1984, 2004|
|Georgia Tech||1978||3||1985, 1990, 1993|
|Virginia||1953||3||1976, 2014, 2018|
The 1978 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held in Greensboro, North Carolina, at the Greensboro Coliseum from March 1–4. Duke defeated Wake Forest, 85–77, to win the championship. Jim Spanarkel of Duke was named the tournament MVP.1983 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 1983 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Omni Coliseum from March 11–13. NC State defeated Virginia, 81–78, to win the championship. Sidney Lowe of NC State was named MVP. It was the first time the event was held in Atlanta.2000 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2000 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 9–12 in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the second Charlotte Coliseum. Duke won the tournament for the second year in a row, defeating Maryland in the championship game. Jason Williams of Duke was the tournament MVP.2001 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2001 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 8–11 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Georgia Dome. Duke won the tournament for the third year in a row, defeating North Carolina in the championship game. Duke's Shane Battier won the tournament's Most Valuable Player award.
Duke went on to win the 2001 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in the following weeks. It was their third national championship. Duke defeated ACC rival Maryland in the Final Four. Duke also defeated Maryland in the ACC semifinal round.
The 2001 ACC Tournament Championship Game pitted the #1 and #2 seeds against each other for the second consecutive year.
The 2001 edition of the ACC Tournament was the first one held in the Georgia Dome. The tournament had previously been held in Atlanta at the Omni. The tournament returned to the Georgia Dome in 2009.2003 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 13–16 in Greensboro, North Carolina, at the Greensboro Coliseum. The 2003 edition marked the 50th ACC Tournament. Duke won the tournament for the fifth straight time, defeating NC State in the championship game for the second year in a row. Duke's Daniel Ewing won the tournament's Most Valuable Player award.2004 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 11–14 in Greensboro, North Carolina, at the Greensboro Coliseum. The Maryland Terrapins won the tournament as the #6 seed, upsetting #3 seed Wake Forest, #2 seed NC State, and top seed Duke in succession on their way to the championship. It was Maryland's third tournament title, and their first since 1984. Maryland's John Gilchrist won the Most Valuable Player award. Maryland's championship ended Duke's streak of five straight ACC championships.
The 2004 ACC Tournament was the final event with nine participating teams. Virginia Tech and University of Miami from the Big East Conference joined the ACC for the 2004–2005 season.2006 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 9–12 in Greensboro, North Carolina, at the Greensboro Coliseum. Duke won the tournament for the 16th time. Duke's J.J. Redick won the tournament's Most Valuable Player Award for the second year in a row.
The 2006 ACC Tournament was the first tournament with 12 teams participating. Boston College made its first appearance in the tournament, reaching the championship game before losing to Duke. 12th-seeded Wake Forest made a Cinderella run, beating 5th-seeded Florida State and 4th-seeded NC State on their way to the semifinal round, before losing to eventual champions Duke.
Miami and Boston College won their first ACC Tournament games in 2006. Miami defeated Clemson in the first round. Boston College defeated Maryland in the quarterfinal round.2008 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 13–16, 2008, at the Charlotte Bobcats Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. The tournament was broadcast on the ESPN family of networks, along with Raycom Sports in the ACC footprint. Both broadcasters had the games available in HD.
Florida State and Miami won their first-round games for the second year in a row. Miami became the first #5 seed to win an ACC tournament game since the conference expanded to 12 teams. The past two seasons, the #12 seed pulled off the upset.
Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina was named tournament MVP.2009 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 12–15 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The tournament was broadcast on the ESPN family of networks, along with Raycom Sports in the ACC footprint.
The championship game matched Duke against Florida State, who made their first appearance in the ACC championship game since joining the league in 1992. Duke won 79–69 for their 8th conference title in 11 years.2010 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, a part of the 2009–10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, took place from March 11–March 14 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.
This tournament was notable for the high number of upsets, with the higher seed winning only twice in the first two rounds, and the 11 and 12 seeds progressing to the semifinals. The championship game matched Duke against Georgia Tech. It was the third time a team has played 4 games (NC State in 1997 and 2007). Duke won the championship game, 65–61, to win its 9th ACC championship in 12 years. Duke went on to win the national championship.2012 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, part of the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, took place from March 8–11 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. The Florida State Seminoles gave the state of Florida its first-ever ACC tournament win, capturing their first ACC championship in their 21st season in the league.2013 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 14–17 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. For the second consecutive year, a team from the state of Florida captured its first-ever ACC Men's Basketball Tournament title, as the Miami Hurricanes won the championship. The 2013 tournament was the final ACC Tournament with 12 teams, as Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Notre Dame joined the ACC for the 2013–14 season.2014 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Atlantic Coast Conference held from March 12–16 in Greensboro, North Carolina, at the Greensboro Coliseum. This was the first ACC Tournament to include 15 teams, a result of the conference adding Syracuse, Pitt, and Notre Dame, and also the last to feature Maryland, which left after the season for the Big Ten Conference. Seeds #5 through #9 received a first-round bye, and the top four seeds received a first- and second-round "double bye".
Top-seeded Virginia won the tournament under the guidance of Tony Bennett, defeating Florida State, Pittsburgh, and then Duke in the championship game. It was their second ACC tournament championship and first since 1976. Virginia had lost its most recent five appearances in the tournament championship game, losing to North Carolina in 1977, 1982, and 1994, to NC State in 1983, and to Georgia Tech in 1990. The Cavaliers placed four players on the all-tournament teams, and their leading scorer, Joe Harris, was named tournament MVP.2015 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Atlantic Coast Conference, held at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina, from March 10–14, 2015. The tournament included fourteen of the fifteen ACC teams, as Syracuse did not compete due to a self-imposed postseason ban. Seeds 5 through 10 received a first-round bye, and the top four seeds received a "double bye" through the first round and second rounds. The 2015 tournament was the first to begin on a Tuesday and the first since 1981 to finish on a Saturday. The semifinals and championship game were played in the evening instead of their traditional afternoon timeslot. It was the fourth time a team has played 4 games (NC State in 1997 and 2007, Georgia Tech in 2010). ESPN and the ACC Network televised all games, and the championship game was moved to Saturday to facilitate a prime-time broadcast on ESPN.2016 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Atlantic Coast Conference and was held at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. from March 8–12, 2016. The winner of the tournament receives the conference's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The tournament included 14 of the 15 ACC teams due to Louisville's self-imposed postseason ban. This was the 20th consecutive ACC Tournament that featured Duke or UNC in the championship game.2017 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Atlantic Coast Conference and was held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York from March 7 to 11, 2017. Duke became the first team in history to win four straight games in the ACC Tournament and received the conference's automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Tournament with a 75–69 win over Notre Dame.2018 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2018 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Atlantic Coast Conference held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York from March 6–10, 2018. It was the 65th annual edition of the tournament, and the second year in a row being held at Barclays Center. The Virginia Cavaliers entered the tournament as the top seed, with a 17–1 conference record (28–2 overall) under the guidance of Tony Bennett. UVA also began the tournament unanimously ranked number 1 in the country in both major polls.
The Cavaliers defeated Louisville 75–58 and Clemson 64–58 to secure a place in the tournament championship game. They defeated North Carolina 71–63 in the championship game to become tournament champion. Sophomore guard Kyle Guy was named Tournament MVP. Games were shown on over-the-air television in local media markets by the syndicated ACCN and simulcast nationally on various ESPN cable networks.
Both the Virginia–North Carolina title game and Duke–North Carolina semifinal game set the Barclays Center attendance record for college basketball games, and conference leadership vowed to return the ACC Tournament to New York in the near future.2019 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2019 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament was the 66th annual postseason men's basketball tournament for the Atlantic Coast Conference, held March 12–16, 2019 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Virginia Cavaliers and North Carolina Tar Heels entered the tournament as the top two seeds, both with 16–2 conference, and ranked #2 and #3 in the country respectively. Both teams were defeated in the semifinals, by the #4 Florida State Seminoles (ranked #12 nationally) and the #3 Duke Blue Devils (ranked #6 nationally). Duke defeated Florida State, 73–63, in the championship game, claiming their 21st ACC Tournament title and 15th during head coach Mike Krzyzewski's tenure. Duke's Zion Williamson was named the tournament's MVP.
ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
|Championships & awards|
Atlantic Coast Conference championships
NCAA men's college basketball tournaments