Tournament season is upon us, and, as always, the ACC will offer up some of the best college basketball matchups in the country.
Will Duke and North Carolina get another shot at each other? Will Virginia hang onto its momentum from its late-season win streak? Or will Pitt or NC State make an unexpected Cinderella run?
All these questions and more will be answered throughout this week’s New York Life ACC Tournament, which starts Tuesday, March 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Fourteen games of ACC basketball in five days — including Saturday’s 9 p.m. ET championship matchup — will help determine which team gets an automatic NCAA Tournament bid and which teams will have to wait until Selection Sunday.
The conference’s top four teams — No. 1 seed North Carolina, No. 2 seed Florida State, No. 3 seed Notre Dame and No. 4 seed Louisville — all received byes to the quarterfinals on Thursday, March 9.
The Tar Heels (26-6 overall, 14-4 ACC) are the defending tournament champions, are coming off their regular-season championship and have earned the tournament’s top seed for the 26th time.
Florida State, Notre Dame and Louisville all finished regular season conference play with 12-6 records, earning them their double-byes.
No. 5 seed Duke, No. 6 seed Virginia and No. 7 seed Virginia Tech also have byes but only to the second-round games.
With six different champions in the last six ACC Tournaments, this year’s is sure to produce some nail-biters.
2017 ACC TOURNAMENT HOW TO WATCH
When: Tuesday, March 7 – Saturday, March 11
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
How to watch: All 14 games will be broadcast on ESPN’s networks along with the ACC Network. Saturday’s championship game will be at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN and the ACC Network.
Online Stream: All games can be streamed online at ACC.com and through the WatchESPN app.
2017 ACC TOURNAMENT BRACKET
2017 ACC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
First round, Tuesday, March 7
No. 14 Pittsburgh 61, No. 11 Georgia Tech 59
No. 12 Clemson 75, No. 13 NC State 61
No. 10 Wake Forest 92, No. 15 Boston College 78
Second round, Wednesday, March 8
No. 9 Miami 62, No. 8 Syracuse 57
No. 7 Virginia Tech 99, No. 10 Wake Forest 90
No. 5 Duke 79, No. 12 Clemson 72
No. 6 Virginia 75, No. 14 Pittsburgh 63
Quarterfinals, Thursday, March 9
No. 1 North Carolina 78, No. 9 Miami 53
Game 9: No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 5 Duke— 2:00 p.m. (ESPN/ACCN)
Game 10: No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 7 Virginia Tech — 7:00 p.m. (ESPN/ACCN)
Game 11: No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 6 Virginia — 9:00 p.m. (ESPN/ACCN)
Semifinals, Friday, March 10
Game 12: No. 1 North Carolina vs. 4/5 winner — 7:00 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2/ACCN)
Game 13: 2/7 winner vs. 3/6 winner — 9:00 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2/ACCN)
Championship, Saturday, March 11
Game 14: Game 12 winner vs. Game 13 winner — 9 p.m. (ESPN/ACC Network)