2011 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2011 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament, a part of the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, took place from March 10 to March 13 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.

2011 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
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2011 ACC Tournament logo
ClassificationDivision I
Season2010–11
Teams12
SiteGreensboro Coliseum
Greensboro, North Carolina
ChampionsDuke Blue Devils (19th title)
Winning coachMike Krzyzewski (13th title)
MVPNolan Smith (Duke)
TelevisionESPN/Raycom Sports
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In contrast to the upset-heavy tournament in 2010 where the 11 and 12 seeds reached the semifinals, there were only two games in the first two rounds in which the lower seed prevailed. Some notable games included the first round game between Miami and Virginia. The Cavaliers held a 10-point lead with 42 seconds left, but the Hurricanes scored 10 straight points at the end of regulation to send the game to overtime, where Miami eventually won. In the quarterfinal game between Florida State and Virginia Tech, the Hokies' Erick Green hit a shot to put Virginia Tech up 1 with 4.7 seconds left. Derwin Kitchen then hit what appeared to be the game-winning shot for the Seminoles, but the shot was waved off after review, and Virginia Tech advanced.

For the first time in 10 years, Duke and North Carolina played each other in the championship game. The top-seeded Tar Heels had come back from double-digit deficits in their victories against Miami and Clemson. Duke started strong as well, scoring the first 8 points and taking a 14-point lead at halftime. However, Duke did not relinquish their lead in the second half, as North Carolina never got closer than 9. Duke won, 75-58, to give the Blue Devils their 19th ACC championship, the most in ACC history. This title also tied Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski with former UNC coach Dean Smith for the most ACC championships, each having won 13.

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Ticket policyEdit

The ACC implemented a new ticket policy in hopes to sell out more of the Greensboro Coliseum's approximately 23,000 seats.[1] In previous years, each school was allotted an equal number of ticket books for distribution. This left large numbers of tickets unsold as some schools, such as Boston College, Miami, and Florida State, do not have large numbers of fans who make the trip to Greensboro for the tournament. In response, the ACC issued more ticket books to schools who traditionally sold the majority of their ticket books.

SeedingEdit

2010–11 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 North Carolina 14 2   .875     29 8   .784
#3 Duke 13 3   .813     32 5   .865
Florida State 11 5   .688     23 11   .676
Clemson 9 7   .563     22 12   .647
Boston College 9 7   .563     21 13   .618
Virginia Tech 9 7   .563     22 12   .647
Maryland 7 9   .438     19 14   .576
Virginia 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Miami (FL) 6 10   .375     21 15   .583
NC State 5 11   .313     15 16   .484
Georgia Tech 5 11   .313     13 18   .419
Wake Forest 1 15   .063     8 24   .250
2011 ACC Tournament winner
As of March 27, 2011[2]; Rankings from AP Poll[3]

Teams are seeded based on the final regular season standings, with ties broken under an ACC policy.[4]

2011 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament seeds
Seed School Conf. Over. Tiebreaker
1†‡ North Carolina 14–2 24–6
2† Duke 13–3 27–4
3† Florida State 11–5 21–9
4† Clemson 9–7 20–10 1–0 vs. BC, 1–0 vs. VT
5 Boston College 9–7 19–12 2–0 vs. VT, 0–1 vs. CLEM
6 Virginia Tech 9–7 19–10 0–1 vs. CLEM, 0–2 vs. BC
7 Maryland 7–9 18–13 1–0 vs. FSU
8 Virginia 7–9 16–14 0–1 vs. FSU
9 Miami 6–10 18–13
10 North Carolina State 5–11 15–15 1–0 vs. GT
11 Georgia Tech 5–11 13–17 0–1 vs. NCSU
12 Wake Forest 1–15 8–23
‡ – ACC tournament No. 1 seed.
† – Received a bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records are as of the end of the regular season.

ScheduleEdit

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First Round - Thursday, March 10
1
1
noon #8 Virginia vs. #9 Miami Raycom 23,381
2
2:00pm #5 Boston College vs. #12 Wake Forest Raycom 23,381
2
3
7:00pm #7 Maryland vs. #10 North Carolina State ESPN2 23,381
4
9:00pm #6 Virginia Tech vs. #11 Georgia Tech Raycom 23,381
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 11
3
5
noon #1 North Carolina vs. #9 Miami ESPN2/Raycom 23,381
6
2:00pm #4 Clemson vs. #5 Boston College ESPN2/Raycom 23,381
4
7
7:00pm #2 Duke vs. #7 Maryland ESPN2/Raycom 23,381
8
9:00pm #3 Florida State vs. #6 Virginia Tech ESPN2/Raycom 23,381
Semifinals - Saturday, March 12
5
9
1:00pm #1 North Carolina vs. #4 Clemson ESPN/Raycom 23,381
10
3:00pm #2 Duke vs. #6 Virginia Tech ESPN/Raycom 23,381
Championship Game - Sunday, March 13
6
11
1:00pm #1 North Carolina vs.#2 Duke ESPN/Raycom
*Game Times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

BracketEdit

  First Round
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 11, 2011
Semifinals
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Championship Game
Sunday, March 13, 2011
                                     
       
  1 #6 North Carolina 61  
    9 Miami 59  
8 Virginia 62
9 Miami 69*  
  1 #6 North Carolina 92*  
  4 Clemson 87  
       
       
  4 Clemson 70
    5 Boston College 47  
5 Boston College 81
12 Wake Forest 67  
  1 #6 North Carolina 58
  2 #5 Duke 75
       
       
  2 #5 Duke 87
    7 Maryland 71  
7 Maryland 75
10 NC State 67  
  2 #5 Duke 77
  6 Virginia Tech 63  
       
       
  3 Florida State 51
    6 Virginia Tech 52  
6 Virginia Tech 59
11 Georgia Tech 43  

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* Denotes Overtime Game

Awards and honorsEdit

Tournament MVP
Nolan Smith, Duke

All-Tournament Team


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Ticket Policy". newsobserver.com. February 22, 2011. Retrieved February 24, 2011.
  2. ^ "ACC Standings - 2010-11". ESPN. Retrieved December 27, 2010.
  3. ^ "2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. Retrieved December 27, 2010.
  4. ^ "ACC Basketball Tournament Seeding Procedures". TheACC.com. February 26, 2007. Archived from the original on June 11, 2009. Retrieved March 13, 2009.
  5. ^ http://www.theacc.com/championships/11-acc-mens-basketball-tournament.html