2016 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Atlantic Coast Conference and was held at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. from March 8–12, 2016.[1] The winner of the tournament receives the conference's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The tournament included 14 of the 15 ACC teams due to Louisville's self-imposed postseason ban.[2] This was the 20th consecutive ACC Tournament that featured Duke or UNC in the championship game.

2016 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
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2016 ACC Tournament Logo
ClassificationDivision I
Season2015–16
Teams14
SiteVerizon Center
Washington D.C.
ChampionsNorth Carolina (18th title)
Winning coachRoy Williams (3rd title)
MVPJoel Berry II (North Carolina)
Attendance125,142
TelevisionESPN, ACCN
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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

SeedsEdit

The top 10 teams received first round byes and the top 4 teams received double byes to the Quarterfinals.

Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker Tiebreaker 2
1 North Carolina 14–4
2 Virginia 13–5 1–1 vs. Miami (FL) 1–0 vs. North Carolina
3 Miami (FL) 13–5 1–1 vs. Virginia 0–1 vs. North Carolina
4 Notre Dame 11–7 1–0 vs. Duke
5 Duke 11–7 0–1 vs. Notre Dame
6 Virginia Tech 10–8 1–0 vs. Clemson
7 Clemson 10–8 0–1 vs. Virginia Tech
8 Pittsburgh 9–9 2–0 vs. Syracuse
9 Syracuse 9–9 0–2 vs. Pittsburgh
10 Georgia Tech 8–10 1–0 vs. Florida State
11 Florida State 8–10 0–1 vs. Georgia Tech
12 NC State 5–13
13 Wake Forest 2–16
14 Boston College 0–18

ScheduleEdit

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First round – Tuesday, March 8
Opening Day 1 12:00 pm #12 NC State 75 vs #13 Wake Forest 72 ESPN2
ACC Network
7,302
2 2:00 pm #11 Florida State 88 vs #14 Boston College 66
Second round – Wednesday, March 9
1 3 12:00 pm #8 Pittsburgh 72 vs #9 Syracuse 71 ESPN
ACC Network
18,561
4 2:00 pm #5 Duke 92 vs #12 NC State 89
2 5 7:00 pm #7 Clemson 85 vs #10 Georgia Tech 88 (OT) ESPN2
ACC Network
18,561
6 9:00 pm #6 Virginia Tech 96 vs #11 Florida State 85
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10
3 7 12:00 pm #1 North Carolina 88 vs #8 Pittsburgh 71 ESPN
ACC Network
18,561
8 2:00 pm #4 Notre Dame 84 vs #5 Duke 79 (OT)
4 9 7:00 pm #2 Virginia 72 vs #10 Georgia Tech 52 20,719
10 9:00 pm #3 Miami 88 vs #6 Virginia Tech 82
Semifinals – Friday, March 11
5 11 7:00 pm #1 North Carolina 78 vs #4 Notre Dame 47 ESPN
ACC Network
20,719
12 9:00 pm #2 Virginia 73 vs #3 Miami 68
Championship – Saturday, March 12
6 13 9:00 pm #1 North Carolina 61 vs #2 Virginia 57 ESPN
ACC Network
20,719
*Game times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seed

BracketEdit

  First round
Tuesday, March 8
Second round
Wednesday, March 9
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 10
Semifinals
Friday, March 11
Championship
Saturday, March 12
                                               
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 period

Awards and honorsEdit

Tournament MVP: Joel Berry II, North Carolina[3]

All-Tournament Teams:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The 2016 New York Life ACC Tournament Bracket is Announced". ACC. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Louisville self-imposes postseason ban for men's hoops in 2016" (Press release). ESPN. February 5, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  3. ^ https://accsports.com/acc-news/headline-news/tar-heels-cavaliers-dominate-acc-tournament-team/