ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
|ACC Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Conference Basketball Championship|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|Number of teams||15|
|Current stadium||Verizon Center|
|Current location||Washington, D.C.|
|Current champion||North Carolina Tar Heels (18)|
|Most championships||Duke Blue Devils (19)|
|TV partner(s)||ESPN, ACC Network,|
|Official website||TheACC.com Men's Basketball|
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.
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. The ACC recognizes and awards trophies for the Regular Season Champion.
|Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina||28||2015||1967, 1971–75, 1977–80, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1995–98, 2003–04, 2006, 2010–11, 2013–15, 2020*|
|Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina||13||1966||1954–66|
|Charlotte Coliseum (II)||Charlotte||North Carolina||8||2002||1990–94, 1999–2000, 2002|
|Bojangles' Coliseum||Charlotte||North Carolina||3||1970||1968, 1969, 1970|
|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|
|Verizon Center||Washington||D.C.||2||2016||2005, 2016|
|Barclays Center||Brooklyn||New York||2||2017*||2017*, 2018*|
|Spectrum Center||Charlotte||North Carolina||2||2008||2008, 2019*|
* Denotes the venue for a future ACC Men's Basketball Tournament.
- The Greensboro Coliseum is next scheduled to host the tournament in 2020.
- Bojangles' Coliseum was known by its original name of Charlotte Coliseum when it hosted all three of its ACC men's tournaments. Before adopting its current name in 2008, it was also known as Independence Arena and Cricket Arena, but never hosted an ACC men's tournament under any of its later names. (It hosted the ACC Women's Tournament from 1997–1999 as Independence Arena.)
- The Verizon Center was known as MCI Center when it hosted in 2005.
- Spectrum Center was known as Charlotte Bobcats Arena when it served as the 2008 host. It was later known as Time Warner Cable Arena, but never hosted under that name.
- Amalie Arena was known as the St. Pete Times Forum when it hosted in 2007. It was originally known as the Ice Palace, and later as the Tampa Bay Times Forum, but never hosted under either name.
Tournament championships by school
|Duke||1953||19||1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011|
|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|
- a The 1972–73 NC State Wolfpack team was forced to skip postseason play due to an NCAA recruiting infraction. Assistant coach Eddie Biedenbach had played in a pick-up (impromptu) basketball game with David Thompson on a recruiting visit to Raleigh, North Carolina. The Wolfpack finished the season undefeated at 27–0 but forfeited the opportunity to compete for the national championship.
- b The University of Maryland, College Park, left the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014 and is now a member of the Big Ten Conference.
- c The University of South Carolina left the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1971, and it is now a member of the Southeastern Conference.
- d Since the tournament began, through the 2015 tournament, the lowest seeded team to win the championship is the sixth seed. This has happened five times: Virginia in 1976, Duke in 1980, NC State in 1987, Georgia Tech in 1993, and Maryland in 2004. Before 2005, when the league had 8 or 9 members, the lowest seeded team to reach the finals was the NC State team in 1997 which was the 8th seed. Following the expansion to 12 teams for the 2005 tournament, the lowest seeded team to reach the finals was the 2007 NC State squad as a 10th seed.
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- "NCAA Coaching Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2009. pp. 158–159 stating Coach of the year awards. Retrieved March 10, 2010.
- "Future ACC Tournament Sites Announced". The Atlantic Coast Conference. May 17, 2006. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
- ESPN. "Source: ACC, Barclays have deal". Retrieved March 25, 2014.
- 2009–10 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Media Guide 2009, p. 82
- Crawford, Jacob (December 26, 2003). "Complete History of NC State Basketball". NorthCarolinaState.scout.com. Retrieved March 10, 2010.
- "University of Maryland and Rutgers University Become Official Members of Big Ten Conference" (Press release). Big Ten Conference. July 1, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
- "SEC Men's Basketball". secsports.com. Southeastern Conference. 2010. Archived from the original on 21 May 2010. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
- For all Tournaments played before the 1999–2000 season: ACC Basketball Archive