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2022 ACC Tournament: Schedule, Bracket, Recent History, TV/Streaming Info

Brooklyn will be Bubbleville this week. Duke is clearly in. UNC should be following Saturday’s win in Durham. But Notre Dame, Miami, and Wake Forest are on less solid ground, while Virginia, Virginia Tech, and any potential surprise that goes on a 2021 Georgia Tech-like run can shake up the at-large picture too.

The 2022 ACC Tournament field in logos.
Graphic by Chris Dobbertean. Logos from SportsLogos.net.

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2022 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Basics

Dates

Tuesday, March 8 (first round); Wednesday, March 9 (second round); Thursday, March 10 (quarterfinals); Friday, March 11 (semifinals); Saturday, March 12 (championship)

Format

Traditional bracket

Site

Last season, the ACC Tournament was scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., but it ended up being moved to its most traditional site, Greensboro Coliseum. This year, the event will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the first time since 2018.

TV/Streaming Info

The ACC Network will carry only Tuesday’s three first-round games. ESPN channel designations are still up in the air for the second round, quarterfinal, and semifinal rounds; however, the final will appear on ESPN at 8:30 Eastern on Selection Eve.

Participants

With all 15 teams eligible for the postseason, this year’s ACC Tournament will feature a full field.

Downloadable Bracket

Schedule

First Round (Tues., March 8)

Game 1: (13) Boston College 66, (12) Pittsburgh (11-21, 6-14) 46
Game 2: (15) NC State (11-21, 4-16) 64, (10) Clemson 70
Game 3: (14) Georgia Tech (12-20, 5-15) 74, (11) Louisville 84

Second Round (Wed., March 9)

Game 4: (9) Syracuse 96, (8) Florida State (17-14, 10-10) 57
Game 5: (13) Boston College 82, (5) Wake Forest (23-9, 13-7) 77 (OT)
Game 6: (10) Clemson (17-16, 8-12) 75, (7) Virginia Tech 76 (OT)
Game 7: (11) Louisville (13-19, 6-14) 50, (6) Virginia 51

Quarterfinals (Thurs., March 10)

Game 8: 9) Syracuse (16-17, 9-11) 79, (1) Duke 88
Game 9: (13) Boston College (13-20, 6-14) 69, (4) Miami (Fla.) 61 (OT)
Game 10: (7) Virginia Tech 87, (2) Notre Dame (22-10. 15-5) 80
Game 11: (6) Virginia (19-13, 12-8) 43, (3) North Carolina 63

Semifinals (Fri., March 11)

Game 12: (4) Miami (Fla.) (23-10, 14-6) 76, (1) Duke 80
Game 13: (7) Virginia Tech 72, (3) North Carolina (24-9, 15-5) 59

Championship (Sat., March 12)

Game 14: (7) VIRGINIA TECH (23-12, 11-9) 82, (1) Duke (28-6, 16-4) 67

Mayhem Potential

Data originally posted by Bob Vetrone Jr. on Twitter in 2020 with my own additions for 2021 and 2022.

Over its past 10 editions, the No. 1 or 2 has won the ACC Tournament four times. The No. 3 seed has as many titles in that span as the 2, 4, and 5 seeds combined.

  • 1 seed (4): 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018
  • 3 seed (3): 2012. 2015, 2019
  • 2 seed (1): 2011
  • 4 seed (1): 2021
  • 5 seed (1): 2017

NCAA Bid Totals Since 2011

  • 9 bids (2): 2017 (11-8 record, 15 teams, North Carolina national champion), 2018 (12-9 record, 15 teams)
  • 7 bids (3): 2021 (4-7 record, 15 teams), 2016 (19-7 record, 14 eligible teams), 2019 (15-6 record, 15 teams, Virginia national champion)
  • 6 bids (2): 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)

Somehow, the ACC managed to place seven teams in the 2021 field despite Duke’s 13-11 finish. Only Florida State and Syracuse managed to win a game; however, with both bowing out in the Sweet 16. This year’s total should be lower. How much lower (5 vs. 4 or even 3) will depend on what the bubble teams do between Wednesday and Saturday.

Last Conference Tournament Championships

Georgia Tech: 2021 (4 seed)
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 still in search of their first ACC Tournament titles.