2015–16 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season

The 2015–16 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season began with practices in October 2015, followed by the start of the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season in November. Conference play started in late December 2015 and will conclude in March with the 2016 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C..

2015–16 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season
Atlantic Coast Conference logo.svg
LeagueNCAA Division I
SportBasketball
Number of teams15
TV partner(s)ACCN, ESPN, Raycom Sports, Regional Sports Networks
Regular Season
First placeNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Season MVPMalcolm Brogdon
ACC Tournament
ChampionsNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Finals MVPJoel Berry II
Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball seasons
2015–16 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
#4 Virginia 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
#10 Miami (FL) 13 5   .722     27 8   .771
#16 Louisville* 12 6   .667     23 8   .742
Notre Dame 11 7   .611     24 12   .667
#19 Duke 11 7   .611     25 11   .694
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Clemson 10 8   .556     17 14   .548
Pittsburgh 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Syracuse 9 9   .500     23 14   .622
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 15   .583
Florida State 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
NC State 5 13   .278     16 17   .485
Wake Forest 2 16   .111     11 20   .355
Boston College 0 18   .000     7 25   .219
*Ineligible for both the 2016 ACC Tournament and the 2016 NCAA Tournament due to self-imposed postseason ban.
2016 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

PreseasonEdit

RankingsEdit

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Duke AP 5 5 6 7 8 7 15 15 14 9 20 24 RV RV 20 15 17 19 19
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Miami AP RV RV 15 21 17 15 13 13 12 8 15 15 17 12 11 12 7 11 11
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North Carolina AP 1 1 9 9 3 11 7 7 6 5 2 2 2 9 5 7 8 7 3
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Notre Dame AP 19 18 17 RV RV RV RV 25 RV RV 19 23 RV
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Pittsburgh AP RV RV RV RV RV 24 20 RV RV RV
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Syracuse AP 14 RV RV RV
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Virginia AP 6 6 12 10 10 8 5 5 4 13 13 11 9 7 7 3 4 4 4
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Regular seasonEdit

Conference matrixEdit

This table summarizes the head-to-head results between teams in conference play. Each team will play 18 conference games, and at least 1 against each opponent.

  Boston College Clemson Duke Florida State Georgia Tech Louisville Miami North Carolina NC State Notre Dame Pittsburgh Syracuse Virginia Virginia Tech Wake Forest
vs. Boston College 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2-0 1-0 1–0 1–0
vs. Clemson 0–2 0-1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 2-0 1–0 0–1
vs. Duke 0–1 1-0 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0-1 0–1 0–2
vs. Florida State 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0-2 0–1 1–0 1–1 0-1 1–0 0–1
vs. Georgia Tech 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1-1 1–1 1–0 0-1 1–0 0–1
vs. Louisville 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 2-0 0–1 0–1
vs. Miami 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 1-1 1–1 0–1
vs. North Carolina 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0-2 1–0 0–1 0–2 1-0 0–1 0–1
vs. NC State 0–1 0–1 2–0 2-0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1-0 1–0 1–1
vs. Notre Dame 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 1-1 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1-0 0–1 0–2
vs. Pittsburgh 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 1-0 1–1 0–1
vs. Syracuse 0-2 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 1-0 0–1 0–1
vs. Virginia 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1
vs. Virginia Tech 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1-1 0-2
vs. Wake Forest 0-1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1-1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1-0 2-0
Total 0-18 10-8 11-7 8-10 8-10 12-6 13-5 14-4 5-13 11-7 9-9 9-9 13-5 10-8 2-16

PostseasonEdit

ACC TournamentEdit

  First round
Tuesday, March 8
ESPN2/ACCN
Second round
Wednesday, March 9
ESPN/ACCN
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 10
ESPN/ACCN
Semifinals
Friday, March 11
ESPN/ACCN
Championship
Saturday, March 12
ESPN/ACCN
                                               
1 North Carolina 88  
    8 Pittsburgh 71  
8 Pittsburgh 72
9 Syracuse 71  
  1 North Carolina 78  
  4 Notre Dame 47  
4 Notre Dame 84*
    5 Duke 79  
5 Duke 92
    12 NC State 89  
12 NC State 75
13 Wake Forest 72  
1 North Carolina 61
2 Virginia 57
2 Virginia 72  
    10 Georgia Tech 52  
7 Clemson 85
10 Georgia Tech 88*  
  2 Virginia 73
  3 Miami 68  
3 Miami 88
    6 Virginia Tech 82  
6 Virginia Tech 96
    11 Florida State 85  
11 Florida State 88
14 Boston College 66  

* Denotes Overtime Game

AP Rankings at time of tournament

NCAA TournamentEdit

Seed Region School First Four 2nd Round 3rd Round Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship
1 East North Carolina W, 83-67 vs. #16 Florida Gulf Coast(Raleigh) W, 85-66 vs. #9 Providence([Raleigh) W, 101-86 vs. #5 Indiana(Philadelphia) W, 88-74 vs. #6 Notre Dame(Philadelphia) W, 83-66 vs. #10 Syracuse(Houston) L, 74-77 vs. #10 Villanova(Houston)
1 Midwest Virginia W, 81-45 vs. #16 Hampton(Raleigh) W, 77-69 vs. #9 Butler(Raleigh) W, 84-71 vs. #4 Iowa State(Chicago) L, 62-68 vs. #10 Syracuse(Chicago)
3 South Miami W, 79-72 vs. #14 Buffalo(Providence) W, 65-57 vs. #11 Wichita State(Providence) L, 69-92 vs. #2 Villanova(Louisville)
4 West Duke W, 93-85 vs. #13 UNC Wilmington(Providence) W, 71-64 vs. #12 Yale(Providence) L, 68-82 vs. #1 Oregon(Anaheim)
6 East Notre Dame W, 70-63 vs. #11 Michigan(Brooklyn) W, 76-75 vs. #14 Stephen F. Austin(Brooklyn) W, 61-56 vs. #7 Wisconsin(Philadelphia) L, 74-88 vs. #1 North Carolina(Philadelphia)
10 East Pittsburgh L, 43-47 vs. #7 Wisconsin(St. Louis)
10 Midwest Syracuse W, 70-51 vs. #7 Dayton(St. Louis) W, 75-50 vs. #15 Middle Tennessee(St. Louis) W, 63-60 vs. #11 Gonzaga(Chicago) W, 68-62 vs. #1 Virginia(Chicago) L, 66-83 vs. #1 North Carolina(Houston)

National Invitation TournamentEdit

Seed Bracket School 1st Round 2nd Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship
3 St. Bonaventure Virginia Tech W, 86-81 OT vs. #6 Princeton(Blacksburg) L, 77–80 vs. #2 BYU(Provo)
4 Valparaiso Florida State W, 84-74 vs. #5 Davidson(Tallahassee) L, 69-81 vs. #1 Valparaiso(Valparaiso)
4 South Carolina Georgia Tech W, 82-64 vs. #5 Houston(Atlanta) W, 83–66 vs. #1 South Carolina(Columbia) L, 72–56 vs. #2 San Diego State(San Diego)

Honors and awardsEdit

2016 ACC Men's Basketball Individual Awards[1]
Award Recipient(s)
Player of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, G., VIRGINIA
Coach of the Year Jim Larranaga, MIAMI
Defensive Player of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, G., VIRGINIA
Rookie of the Year Brandon Ingram, F., DUKE
Most Improved Player of the Year Jaron Blossomgame, F., CLEMSON
Sixth Man of the Year Isaiah Hicks, F., NORTH CAROLINA
2016 ACC Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams[1]
First Team Second Team Third Team
Brice Johnson, Sr., F., NORTH CAROLINA
Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., G., VIRGINIA
Anthony Barber, Jr., G., N.C. STATE
Grayson Allen, So., G., DUKE
Jaron Blossomgame, Jr., F., CLEMSON
Michael Gbinije, Sr., F., SYRACUSE
Sheldon McClellan, Sr., F., MIAMI
Demetrius Jackson, Jr., G., NOTRE DAME
Damion Lee, Sr., G., LOUISVILLE
Brandon Ingram, Fr., F., DUKE
Marcus Georges-Hunt, Sr., G., GEORGIA TECH
Anthony Gill, Sr., F., VIRGINIA
Zach Auguste, Sr., F., NOTRE DAME
Michael Young, Jr., F., PITTSBURGH
Angel Rodríguez, Sr., G., MIAMI
- denotes unanimous selection

NBA DraftEdit

The ACC had 9 players drafted in the 2016 NBA Draft. 4 players were drafted in the first round, and 5 players were drafted in the second round.

PG Point guard SG Shooting guard SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center
Player Team Round Pick # Position School
Brandon Ingram Los Angeles Lakers 1st 2 SF Duke
Malik Beasley Denver Nuggets 1st 19 SG Florida State
Malachi Richardson Charlotte Hornets 1st 22 SG Syracuse
Brice Johnson Los Angeles Clippers 1st 25 PF Syracuse
Malcolm Brogdon Milwaukee Bucks 2nd 36 PG/SG Virginia
Chinanu Onuaku Houston Rockets 2nd 37 PF/C Louisville
Demetrius Jackson Boston Celtics 2nd 45 PG Notre Dame
Michael Gbinije Detroit Pistons 2nd 49 SF Syracuse
Marcus Paige Brooklyn Nets 2nd 55 PG North Carolina

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Press Release (2016-03-06). "ACSMA Announces Basketball Postseason Awards, All-ACC Teams". theacc.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2016-03-06.