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2020 ACC Tournament: Schedule, Bracket, Recent History, TV/Streaming Info

Florida State heads to Greensboro as the No. 1 seed for the first time an a legitimate threat to earn a top spot in the NCAA Tournament with a title win on Saturday night.

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2020 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Basics

Dates

Tuesday, March 10th (first round); Wednesday, March 11th (second round); Thursday, March 12th (quarterfinals); Friday, March 13th (semifinals); Saturday, March 14th (championship)

Format

Traditional bracket

Site(s)

After two seasons in Brooklyn and one in Charlotte, the ACC Tournament returns to the Greensboro Coliseum for the 28th time. The event is on the move in 2021, however, heading to Washington, D.C. and Brooklyn (again) in the next two years.

TV/Streaming Info

Somewhat surprisingly, only the two-game first round will appear on ACC Network. Otherwise, the remaining games appear on either ESPN or ESPN2, with the final on the former on Saturday night. Note that there is no longer a separate Raycom-produced broadcast for local markets.

Participants

With the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (17-14, 11-9) dropping their appeal of NCAA sanctions, they’re banned from the 2019-20 postseason and will not participate, meaning just 14 of the ACC’s 15 teams are involved. Note that the Yellow Jackets finished in sole possession of fifth in the standings.

Downloadable Bracket

Schedule

First Round (Tue., March 10)

ACC Network will air both games.

Game 1: No. 13 Pittsburgh 81, No. 12 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (13-18, 6-14) 72
The Demon Deacons won the pair’s lone meeting of the season on the road.

Game 2: No. 14 North Carolina 78, No. 11 Virginia Tech Hokies (16-13, 7-13) 56
The Hokies won the pair’s lone meeting of the season at home.

Second Round (Wed., March 11)

Game 3: No. 9 Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes (15-16, 7-13) 64, No. 8 Clemson 69
The Hurricanes won the pair’s lone meeting of the season on the road.

Game 4: No. 13 Pittsburgh Panthers (16-17, 6-14) 58, No. 5 NC State 73
The Wolfpack won the pair’s lone meeting of the season at home.

Game 5: No. 10 Boston College Eagles (13-19, 7-13) 58, No. 7 Notre Dame 80
The season series was a road split.

Game 6: No. 14 North Carolina Tar Heels (14-19, 6-14) 53, No. 6 Syracuse 81
The Tar Heels won the pair’s lone meeting of the season on the road.

Quarterfinals (Thu., March 12)

ESPN will air all four games.

Game 7: No. 8 Clemson Tigers (16-15, 9-11) vs. No. 1 Florida State Seminoles (26-5, 16-4), 12:30 p.m.
The season series was a home split.

Game 8: No. 5 NC State Wolfpack (20-12, 10-10) vs. No. 4 Duke Blue Devils (25-6, 15-5), approx. 3 p.m.
The season series was a home split.

Game 9: No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (20-12, 10-10) vs. No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers (23-7, 15-5), 7 p.m.
The Cavaliers won the pair’s lone meeting of the season at home.

Game 10: No. 6 Syracuse Orange (18-14, 10-10) vs. No. 3 Louisville Cardinals (24-7, 15-5), approx. 9:30 p.m.
The Cardinals won the pair’s lone meeting of the season at home.

Semifinals (Fri., March 13)

ESPN or ESPN2 will air both games.

Game 11: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, 7 p.m.
Game 12: Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner, approx. 9:30 p.m.

Championship (Sat., March 14)

Game 13: Semifinal winners, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

10-Year Mayhem Potential

Data from Bob Vetrone Jr. on Twitter.

Over the past 10 seasons, the No. 1 or 2 seed has won the ACC Tournament six times with the No. 3 seed far more successful than the two.

  • 1 seed (5): 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018
  • 3 seed (3): 2012. 2015, 2019
  • 2 seed (1): 2011
  • 5 seed (1): 2017

10-Year NCAA Bid Totals

  • 9 bids (2): 2017 (11-8 record, 15 teams, North Carolina national champion), 2018 (12-9 record, 15 teams)
  • 7 bids (2): 2016 (19-7 record, 14 eligible teams), 2019 (15-6 record, 15 teams, Virginia national champion)
  • 6 bids (3): 2010 (9-5 record, 12 teams, Duke national champion), 2015 (17-5 record, 14 eligible teams, Duke national champion), 2014 (6-6 record, 15 teams)
  • 5 bids (1): 2012 (6-5 record, 12 teams)
  • 4 bids (2): 2011 (8-4 record, 12 teams), 2013 (6-4 record, 12 teams)

After four consecutive years of placing seven or more teams in the field of 68, the ACC is heading toward a bid total last seen in the 12-team era in the early part of the decade.

Last Conference Tournament Championships

Duke: 2019 (3 seed)
Virginia: 2018 (1 seed)
North Carolina: 2016 (1 seed)
Notre Dame: 2015 (3 seed)
Louisville: 2014 (2 seed, American Athletic, vacated)
Miami: 2013 (1 seed)
Florida State: 2012 (3 seed)
Pittsburgh: 2008 (7 seed, Big East)
Syracuse: 2006 (9 seed, Big East)
Boston College: 2001 (East 1 seed, Big East)
Wake Forest: 1996 (2 seed)
NC State: 1987 (6 seed)
Virginia Tech: 1979 (4 seed, Metro)
Clemson: 1939 (Southern Conference)

Boston College, Clemson, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Virginia Tech are all in search of their first ACC Tournament title. Georgia Tech won as a No. 6 seed in 1993, but is ineligible this season.

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