2015 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Atlantic Coast Conference, held at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina, from March 10–14, 2015. The tournament included fourteen of the fifteen ACC teams, as Syracuse did not compete due to a self-imposed postseason ban. Seeds 5 through 10 received a first-round bye, and the top four seeds received a "double bye" through the first round and second rounds. The 2015 tournament was the first to begin on a Tuesday and the first since 1981 to finish on a Saturday. The semifinals and championship game were played in the evening instead of their traditional afternoon timeslot. It was the fourth time a team has played 4 games (NC State in 1997 and 2007, Georgia Tech in 2010). ESPN and the ACC Network televised all games, and the championship game was moved to Saturday to facilitate a prime-time broadcast on ESPN.
|2015 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament|
2015 ACC Tournament logo
Greensboro, North Carolina
|Champions||Notre Dame (1st title)|
|Winning coach||Mike Brey (1st title)|
|MVP||Jerian Grant (Notre Dame)|
|2014–15 ACC men's basketball standings|
|#8 Notre Dame †||14||–||4||.778||32||–||6||.842|
|#15 North Carolina||11||–||7||.611||26||–||12||.684|
|† ACC Tournament winner |
Rankings from AP Poll
*Lousiville: 24 reg. season games, 4 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed Record-(27-9)(12-6)
Seeds for the tournament are determined by teams' conference records, with tiebreakers determined according to ACC tiebreaker rules.
|6||Miami#||10–8||1–0 vs. NC State|
|7||NC State#||10–8||0–1 vs. Miami|
|8||Clemson#||8–10||2–1 vs. Florida State, Pittsburgh|
|9||Florida State#||8–10||2–2 vs. Clemson, Pittsburgh|
|10||Pittsburgh#||8–10||1–2 vs. Clemson, Florida State|
|‡ – ACC regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.|
† – Received a first and second-round bye in the conference tournament.
# – Received a first-round bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the ACC Tournament.
|First round – Tuesday, March 10|
|1||1:00 pm||#12 Boston College vs #13 Georgia Tech||66–65||ESPN2
|2||3:00 pm||#11 Wake Forest vs #14 Virginia Tech||80–81|
|Second round – Wednesday, March 11|
|1||3||Noon||#8 Clemson vs #9 Florida State||73–76||ESPN
|4||2:00 pm||#5 North Carolina vs #12 Boston College||81–63|
|2||5||7:00 pm||#7 NC State vs #10 Pittsburgh||81–70||ESPN2
|6||9:00 pm||#6 Miami vs #14 Virginia Tech||59–49|
|Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 12|
|3||7||Noon||#1 Virginia vs #9 Florida State||58–44||ESPN
|8||2:00 pm||#4 Louisville vs #5 North Carolina||60–70|
|4||9||7:00 pm||#2 Duke vs #7 NC State||77–53||22,026|
|10||9:00 pm||#3 Notre Dame vs #6 Miami||70–63|
|Semifinals – Friday, March 13|
|5||11||7:00 pm||#1 Virginia vs #5 North Carolina||67–71||ESPN
|12||9:00 pm||#2 Duke vs #3 Notre Dame||64–74|
|Championship – Saturday, March 14|
|6||13||8:30 pm||#5 North Carolina vs #3 Notre Dame||82–90||ESPN/ACCN||22,026|
|*Game times in EDT. #-Rankings denote tournament seed|
Tuesday March 10
Wednesday March 11
Thursday March 12
Friday March 13
Saturday March 14
|5||#19 North Carolina||71|
|5||#19 North Carolina||70|
|5||#19 North Carolina||81|
|5||#19 North Carolina||82|
|3||#11 Notre Dame||90|
|3||#11 Notre Dame||70|
Awards and honorsEdit
- "Syracuse University Announces Self-Imposed Post-Season Ban" (Press release). Syracuse Orange. February 4, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
- "ACC Men's Tournament to Feature Saturday Championship Game". ACC. May 13, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014.