2011–12 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season

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2011–12 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 12
TV partner(s) ACC Network, ESPN, Raycom Sports, Learfield Sports
NBA Draft
Top draft pick Harrison Barnes
Picked by Golden State Warriors
Regular Season
First place North Carolina
Season MVP Tyler Zeller, North Carolina
ACC Tournament
Champions Florida State
Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball seasons
2011–12 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 North Carolina 14 2   .875     32 6   .842
#14 Duke 13 3   .813     27 7   .794
#15 Florida State 12 4   .750     25 10   .714
Virginia 9 7   .563     22 10   .688
#20 NC State 9 7   .563     24 13   .649
Miami (FL) 9 7   .563     20 13   .606
Clemson 8 8   .500     16 15   .516
Maryland 6 10   .375     17 15   .531
Virginia Tech 4 12   .250     16 17   .485
Wake Forest 4 12   .250     13 18   .419
Georgia Tech 4 12   .250     11 20   .355
Boston College 4 12   .250     9 22   .290
2012 ACC Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2012; Rankings from Coaches Poll

The 2011–12 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season is the 59th season for the league.

Preseason[edit]

The conference hosted its 50th annual media event, "Operation Basketball", on October 19 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Charlotte, NC.[1] At this event, the ACC media votes on how they believe each team will finish in the conference, the preseason All-ACC team, the preseason Player of the Year, and the preseason Rookie of the Year.

Preseason Poll[2]

  1. North Carolina (57 first place votes)
  2. Duke (2)
  3. Florida State
  4. Virginia
  5. Miami
  6. Virginia Tech
  7. Clemson
  8. NC State
  9. Maryland
  10. Georgia Tech
  11. Wake Forest
  12. Boston College

Preseason All-ACC[2]

Preseason Player of the Year[2]

  • Harrison Barnes (57)- North Carolina
  • John Henson (2)- North Carolina

Preseason Rookie of the Year[2]

Rankings[edit]

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Duke AP 6 6 6 3 7 7 7 7 5 8 4 8 7 10 5 5 4 6 8
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Florida State AP RV 25 22 RV RV RV 23 21 15 20 15 22 17 10
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Maryland AP
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Miami AP
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North Carolina AP 1 1 1 5 4 5 5 5 3 3 8 7 5 5 8 7 6 4 4
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Conference schedules[edit]

Composite Matrix[edit]

This table summarizes the head-to-head results between teams in conference play. (x) indicates games remaining this season.

  Boston College Clemson Duke Florida State Georgia Tech Maryland Miami North Carolina NC State Virginia Virginia Tech Wake Forest
vs. Boston College 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0
vs. Clemson 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2
vs. Duke 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–2
vs. Florida State 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–1
vs. Georgia Tech 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1
vs. Maryland 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–1
vs. Miami 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–1
vs. North Carolina 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1
vs. NC State 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–2
vs. Virginia 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1
vs. Virginia Tech 1–1 1-1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0
vs. Wake Forest 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1
Total 4–12 8–8 13–3 12–4 4–12 6–10 9–7 14–2 9–7 9–7 4–12 4–12

Boston College[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
ACC Regular Season
January 7 2:30 PM at #3 North Carolina Dean E. Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC Raycom L 60–83  0–1 (5–10)
January 12 7:00 PM Clemson Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA ESPN2 W 59–57  1–1 (6–10)
January 14 3:00 PM Virginia Tech Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA NESN W 61–59  2–1 (7–10)
January 19 8:00 PM at NC State RBC CenterRaleigh, NC Raycom L 62–76  2–2 (7–11)
January 21 12:00 PM Wake Forest Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Raycom L 56–71  2–3 (7–12)
January 26 9:00 PM at #19 Virginia John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA ESPNU L 49–66  2–4 (7–13)
January 29 1:00 PM Miami (FL) Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Raycom L 54–76  2–5 (7–14)
February 1 8:00 PM NC State Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA Raycom L 51–56  2–6 (7–15)
February 4 1:00 PM at Georgia Tech Phillips ArenaAtlanta, GA ESPNU L 47–51  2–7 (7–16)
February 8 7:00 PM #15 Florida State Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA ESPN3 W 64–60  3–7 (8–16)
February 12 6:00 PM at Virginia Tech Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA ESPNU L 65–66  3–8 (8–17)
February 16 9:00 PM at Maryland Comcast CenterCollege Park, MD Raycom L 65–81  3–9 (8–18)
February 19 6:00 PM #5 Duke Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA ESPNU L 50–75  3–10 (8–19)
February 25 1:00 PM at Wake Forest Joel Veterans ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC NESN L 56–85  3–11 (8–20)
February 29 7:00 PM Georgia Tech Conte Forum • Chestnut Hill, MA NESN W 56–52  4–11 (9–20)
March 3 2:30 PM at Miami (FL) BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL Raycom L 56–77  4–12 (9–21)
2012 ACC Tournament
March 8 2:00 PM vs. NC State Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament First Round)
ESPNU L 57–78  9–22
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Clemson[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
ACC Regular Season
January 7 4:00 PM Florida State Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC ESPN2 W 79–59  1–0 (9–6)
January 12 7:00 PM at Boston College Conte ForumChestnut Hill, MA ESPN2 L 57–59  1–1 (9–7)
January 15 6:00 PM #8 Duke Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ESPNU L 66–73  1–2 (9–8)
January 18 7:00 PM at Miami BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL RSN L 73–76  1–3 (9–9)
January 21 2:30 PM Georgia Tech Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC Raycom W 64–62  2–3 (10–9)
January 28 12:00 PM Wake Forest Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC Raycom W 71–60  3–3 (11–9)
January 31 7:00 PM at #16 Virginia John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA ESPN2 L 61–65  3–4 (11–10)
February 4 4:00 PM at Virginia Tech Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA RSN L 65–67  3–5 (11–11)
February 7 7:00 PM Maryland Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ESPNU L 62–64  3–6 (11–12)
February 11 4:00 PM at Wake Forest LVJM ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC RSN W 78–58  4–6 (12–12)
February 14 7:00 PM #22 Virginia Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ESPNU W 60–48  5–6 (13–12)
February 18 4:00 PM at #8 North Carolina Dean E. Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC ESPN/ESPN2 L 52–74  5–7 (13–13)
February 21 7:30 PM at Georgia Tech Philips ArenaAtlanta, GA RSN W 56–37  6–7 (14–13)
February 25 2:30 PM NC State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC Raycom W 72–69  7–7 (15–13)
March 1 9:00 PM Virginia Tech Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC Raycom W 58–56  8–7 (16–13)
March 4 12:00 PM at #22 Florida State Donald L. Tucker CenterTallahassee, FL ESPN2 L 72–80  8–8 (16–14)
2012 ACC Tournament
March 8 7:00 PM vs. Virginia Tech Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament First Round)
ESPNU L 63–68  16–15
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Duke[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
ACC Regular Season
January 7 12:00 PM at Georgia Tech #5 Philips ArenaAtlanta, GA ESPNU W 81–74  1–0 (13–2)
January 12 9:00 PM #16 Virginia #8 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN W 61–58  2–0 (14–2)
January 15 6:00 PM at Clemson #8 Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC ESPNU W 73–66  3–0 (15–2)
January 19 7:00 PM Wake Forest #4 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN W 91–73  4–0 (16–2)
January 21 4:00 PM Florida State #4 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN L 73–76  4–1 (16–3)
January 25 9:00 PM at Maryland #8 Comcast CenterCollege Park, MD
(Duke–Maryland rivalry)
ESPN W 74–61  5–1 (17–3)
February 2 7:00 PM at Virginia Tech #7 Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA ESPN/ESPN2 W 75–60  6–1 (18–3)
February 5 3:00 PM Miami (FL) #7 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPNU L 74–78 OT 6–2 (18–4)
February 8 9:00 PM at #5 North Carolina #10 Dean E. Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC
(Carolina–Duke rivalry)
ESPN/Raycom W 85–84  7–2 (19–4)
February 11 4:00 PM Maryland #10 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC
(Duke–Maryland rivalry)
ESPN W 73–55  8–2 (20–4)
February 16 9:00 PM NC State #5 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC Raycom W 78–73  9–2 (21–4)
February 19 6:00 PM at Boston College #5 Conte ForumChestnut Hill, MA ESPNU W 75–50  10–2 (22–4)
February 23 7:00 PM at #15 Florida State #5 Donald L. Tucker CenterTallahassee, FL ESPN/ESPN2 W 74–66  11–2 (23–4)
February 25 12:00 PM Virginia Tech #5 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC Raycom W 70–65 OT 12–2 (24–4)
February 28 9:00 PM at Wake Forest #4 LJVM ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC ESPNU W 79–71  13–2 (25–4)
March 3 7:00 PM #6 North Carolina #4 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC
(ESPN College GameDay)
ESPN L 70–88  13–3 (25–5)
2012 ACC Tournament
March 9 7:00 PM vs. Virginia Tech #6 Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
ESPN2 W 60–56  26–5
March 10 3:00 PM vs. #17 Florida State #6 Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament Semifinal)
ESPN L 59−62  26−6
2012 NCAA Tournament
March 16 7:15 PM vs. #(15) Lehigh #(2) Greensboro ColiseumGreensboro, NC
(2012 NCAA Tournament Second Round)
CBS L 70-75  26–7
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Florida State[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
ACC Regular Season
January 7 4:00 PM at Clemson Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC ESPN2 L 59–79  0–1 (9–6)
January 10 7:00 PM at Virginia Tech Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA ESPNU W 63–59  1–1 (10–6)
January 14 2:00 PM #3 North Carolina Donald L. Tucker Center • Tallahassee, FL ESPN W 90–57  2–1 (11–6)
January 17 9:00 PM Maryland Donald L. Tucker Center • Tallahassee, FL ESPNU W 84–70  3–1 (12–6)
January 21 4:00 PM at #4 Duke Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC ESPN W 76–73  4–1 (13–6)
January 25 7:00 PM at Wake Forest #23 LJVM ColiseumDurham, NC RSN W 75–52  5–1 (14–6)
February 1 7:00 PM Georgia Tech #21 Donald L. Tucker Center • Tallahassee, FL RSN W 68–54  6–1 (15–6)
February 4 1:00 PM #16 Virginia #21 Donald L. Tucker Center • Tallahassee, FL ACC Network W 58–55  7–1 (16–6)
February 8 7:00 PM at Boston College #15 Conte ForumChestnut Hill, MA ESPN3 L 60–64  7–2 (16–7)
February 11 1:00 PM Miami #15 Donald L. Tucker Center • Tallahassee, FL ACC Network W 64–59  8–2 (17–7)
February 16 7:00 PM Virginia Tech #20 Donald L. Tucker Center • Tallahassee, FL ESPN/ESPN2 W 48–47  9–2 (18–7)
February 18 1:00 PM at NC State #20 RBC CenterRaleigh, NC ACC Network W 76–62  10–2 (19–7)
February 23 7:00 PM #5 Duke #15 Donald L. Tucker Center • Tallahassee, FL ESPN/ESPN2 L 66–74  10–3 (19–8)
February 26 6:00 PM at Miami #15 BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL ESPNU L 62–78  10–4 (19–9)
March 1 6:00 PM at #24 Virginia #22 John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA ESPN/ESPN2 W 63–60  11–4 (20–9)
March 4 12:00 PM Clemson #22 Donald L. Tucker Center • Tallahassee, FL ESPN2 W 80–72  12–4 (21–9)
2012 ACC Tournament
March 9 7:00 PM vs. Miami #17 Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
ESPN2 W 82–71  22–9
March 10 3:00 PM vs. #6 Duke #17 Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament Semifinal)
ESPN W 62–59  23–9
March 11 1:00 PM vs. #4 North Carolina #17 Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament Final)
ESPN W 85–82  24–9
2012 NCAA Tournament
March 16 2:45 PM vs. #(14) St. Bonaventure #(3) Bridgestone ArenaNashville, TN
(2012 NCAA Tournament Second Round)
CBS W 66–63  25–9
March 18 9:40 PM vs. #(6) Cincinnati #(3) Bridgestone Arena • Nashville, TN
(2012 NCAA Tournament Third Round)
TBS L 52-56  25–10
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Georgia Tech[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
ACC Regular Season
January 7 12:00 PM #5 Duke Phillips ArenaAtlanta, GA ESPNU L 74–81  0–1 (7–8)
January 11 9:00 PM at NC State RBC CenterRaleigh, NC RSN W 82–71  1–1 (8–8)
January 15 4:00 PM at Maryland Comcast CenterRaleigh, NC Raycom L 50–61  1–2 (8–9)
January 19 8:00 PM #15 Virginia Phillips Arena • Atlanta, GA Raycom L 38–70  1–3 (8–10)
January 21 2:30 PM at Clemson Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC Raycom L 62–64  1–4 (8–11)
January 24 9:00 PM Miami (FL) Phillips Arena • Atlanta, GA ESPNU L 49–64  1–5 (8–12)
January 29 6:00 PM at #7 North Carolina Dean E. Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC ESPNU L 81–93  1–6 (8–13)
February 1 7:00 PM at #21 Florida State Donald L. Tucker CenterTallahassee, FL RSN L 54–68  1–7 (8–14)
February 4 1:00 PM Boston College Phillips Arena • Atlanta, GA ESPNU W 51–47  2–7 (9–14)
February 9 7:00 PM NC State Phillips Arena • Atlanta, GA ESPNU L 52–61  2–8 (9–15)
February 15 7:30 PM at Wake Forest LJVM ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC RSN L 50–59  2–9 (9–16)
February 18 3:00 PM at Virginia Tech Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA RSN L 73–74 OT 2–10 (9–17)
February 21 7:00 PM Clemson Phillips Arena • Atlanta, GA RSN L 37–56  2–11 (9–18)
February 25 2:30 PM Maryland Phillips Arena • Atlanta, GA Raycom W 63–61  3–11 (10–18)
February 29 7:00 PM at Boston College Conte ForumChestnut Hill, MA RSN L 52–56  3–12 (10–19)
March 3 12:00 PM Wake Forest Phillips Arena • Atlanta, GA Raycom W 69–62  4–12 (11–19)
2012 ACC Tournament
March 8 9:00 PM vs. Miami Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament First Round)
ESPNU L 36–54  11–20
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Maryland[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
ACC Regular Season
January 8 6:00 PM at NC State RBC CenterRaleigh, NC ESPNU L 74–79  0–1 (10–4)
January 11 7:00 PM Wake Forest Comcast CenterCollege Park, MD RSN W 70–64  1–1 (11–4)
January 15 4:00 PM Georgia Tech Comcast Center • College Park, MD Raycom W 61–50  2–1 (12–4)
January 17 9:00 PM at Florida State Donald L. Tucker CenterTallahassee, FL ESPNU L 70–84  2–2 (13–4)
January 25 9:00 PM #8 Duke Comcast Center • College Park, MD ESPN L 61–74  2–3 (13–5)
January 28 2:30 PM Virginia Tech Comcast Center • College Park, MD Raycom W 73–69  3–3 (14–5)
February 1 8:00 PM at Miami BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL Raycom L 86–90 2OT 3–4 (14–6)
February 4 4:00 PM #5 North Carolina Comcast Center • College Park, MD ESPN/ESPN2 L 74–83  3–5 (14–7)
February 7 7:00 PM at Clemson Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC ESPNU W 64–62  4–5 (15–7)
February 11 4:00 PM at #10 Duke Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC ESPN L 55–73  4–6 (15–8)
February 16 9:00 PM Boston College Comcast Center • College Park, MD Raycom W 81–65  5–6 (16–8)
February 18 1:00 PM at #22 Virginia John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA Raycom L 44–71  5–7 (16–9)
February 21 8:00 PM Miami Comcast Center • College Park, MD Raycom W 75–70  6–7 (17–9)
February 25 1:00 PM at Georgia Tech Alexander Memorial ColiseumAtlanta, GA Raycom L 61–63  6–8 (17–10)
February 29 7:00 PM at #6 North Carolina Dean Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC ESPN/ESPN2 L 64–88  6–9 (17–11)
March 4 2:00 PM #24 Virginia Comcast Center • College Park, MD Raycom L 72–75 OT 6–10 (17–12)
2012 ACC Tournament
March 8 12:00 PM vs. Wake Forest Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament First Round)
ESPNU W 82–60  18–12
March 9 12:00 PM vs. #4 North Carolina Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
ESPN2 L 69–85  18–13
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Miami[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
ACC Regular Season
January 7 6:00 PM at #21 Virginia John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA ESPNU L 51–52  0–1 (9–5)
January 10 9:00 PM at #3 North Carolina Dean E. Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC Raycom L 56–73  0–2 (9–6)
January 18 7:00 PM Clemson BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL RSN W 73–76  1–2 (10–6)
January 22 12:00 PM NC State BankUnited Center • Coral Gables, FL ESPNU L 73–78  1–3 (10–7)
January 24 9:00 PM at Georgia Tech Philips ArenaAtlanta, GA ESPNU W 64–49  2–3 (11–7)
January 29 1:00 PM at Boston College John Paul Jones ArenaChestnut Hill, MA Raycom W 76–54  3–3 (12–7)
February 1 8:00 PM Maryland BankUnited Center • Coral Gables, FL Raycom W 90–86 2OT 4–3 (13–7)
February 5 3:00 PM at #7 Duke Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC ESPNU W 78–74 OT 5–3 (14–7)
February 9 9:00 PM Virginia Tech BankUnited Center • Coral Gables, FL ESPN3 W 65–49  6–3 (15–7)
February 11 1:00 PM at #15 Florida State Donald L. Tucker CenterTallahassee, FL Raycom L 59–64  6–4 (15–8)
February 15 8:00 PM #8 North Carolina BankUnited Center • Coral Gables, FL ESPN L 74–63  6–5 (15–9)
February 18 1:00 PM Wake Forest BankUnited Center • Coral Gables, FL RSN W 74–56  7–5 (16–9)
February 21 8:00 PM at Maryland Comcast CenterCollege Park, MD Raycom L 70–75  7–6 (16–10)
February 26 6:00 PM #15 Florida State BankUnited Center • Coral Gables, FL ESPNU W 78–62  8–6 (17–10)
February 29 9:00 PM at NC State RBC CenterRaleigh, NC Raycom L 73–77  8–7 (17–11)
March 3 2:30 PM Boston College BankUnited Center • Coral Gables, FL Raycom W 77–56  9–7 (18–11)
2012 ACC Tournament
March 8 9:00 PM vs. Georgia Tech Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament First Round)
ESPNU W 54–36  19–11
March 9 9:00 PM vs. #17 Florida State Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
ESPN2 L 71–82  19–12
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

North Carolina[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
ACC Regular Season
January 7 2:30 PM Boston College #3 Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC Raycom W 83–60  1–0 (14–2)
January 10 9:00 PM Miami (FL) #3 Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC Raycom W 73–56  2–0 (15–2)
January 14 2:00 PM at Florida State #3 Donald L. Tucker CenterTallahassee, FL ESPN L 57–90  2–1 (15–3)
January 19 9:00 PM at Virginia Tech #8 Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA ESPN W 82–68  3–1 (16–3)
January 26 7:00 NC State #7 Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ESPN W 74–55  4–1 (17–3)
January 29 6:00 Georgia Tech #7 Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ESPNU W 93–81  5–1 (18–3)
January 31 9:00 PM at Wake Forest #5 LVJM ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC ESPNU W 68–53  6–1 (19–3)
February 4 4:00 PM at Maryland #5 Comcast CenterCollege Park, MD ESPN W 83–74  7–1 (20–3)
February 8 9:00 PM #10 Duke #5 Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC
(Carolina–Duke rivalry)
ESPN/Raycom L 84–85  7–2 (20–4)
February 11 1:00 PM #19 Virginia #5 Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC Raycom W 70–52  8–2 (21–4)
February 15 7:00 PM at Miami (FL) #8 BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL ESPN/ESPN2 W 73–64  9–2 (22–4)
February 18 4:00 PM Clemson #8 Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ESPN/ESPN2 W 74–52  10–2 (23–4)
February 21 8:00 PM at NC State #7 RBC CenterRaleigh, NC Raycom W 86–74  11–2 (24–4)
February 25 4:00 PM at Virginia #7 John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA ESPN/ESPN2 W 54–51  12–2 (25–4)
February 29 7:00 PM Maryland #6 Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC ESPN/ESPN2 W 88–64  13–2 (26–4)
March 3 7:00 PM at #4 Duke #6 Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC
(ESPN College GameDay)
ESPN W 88–70  14–2 (27–4)
2012 ACC Tournament
March 9 12:00 PM vs. Maryland #4 Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
ESPN2 W 85–69  28–4
March 10 1:00 PM vs. NC State #4 Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament Semifinal)
ESPN W 69–67  29–4
March 11 1:00 PM vs. #17 Florida State #4 Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament Final)
ESPN L 82–85  29–5
2012 NCAA Tournament
March 16 4:10 PM vs. #(16) Vermont #(1) Greensboro ColiseumGreensboro, NC
(2012 NCAA Tournament Second Round)
TBS W 77–58  30–5
March 18 4:10 PM vs. #(8) Creighton #(1) Greensboro Coliseum • Greensboro, NC
(2012 NCAA Tournament Third Round)
CBS W 87–73  31–5
March 23 7:47 PM vs. #(13) Ohio #(1) Edward Jones DomeSt. Louis, MO
(2012 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16)
TBS W 73–65 OT 32–5
March 25 5:05 PM vs. #(2) Kansas #(1) Edward Jones Dome • St. Louis, MO
(2012 NCAA Tournament Elite 8)
CBS L 67–80  32–6
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

NC State[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
ACC Regular Season
January 8 6:00 PM Maryland RBC CenterRaleigh, NC ESPNU W 79–74  1–0 (12–4)
January 11 9:00 PM Georgia Tech RBC Center • Raleigh, NC Raycom L 71–80  1–1 (12–5)
January 14 1:00 PM at Wake Forest LJVM ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC RSN W 76–40  2–1 (13–5)
January 19 8:00 PM Boston College RBC Center • Raleigh, NC Raycom W 76–62  3–1 (14–5)
January 22 12:00 PM at Miami (FL) BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL Raycom W 78–73  4–1 (15–5)
January 26 7:00 PM at #7 North Carolina Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC L 55–74  4–2 (15–6)
January 28 8:00 PM #19 Virginia RBC Center • Raleigh, NC L 60–61  4–3 (15–7)
February 1 8:00 PM at Boston College Conte ForumChestnut Hill, MA W 56–51  5–3 (16–7)
February 4 1:00 PM Wake Forest RBC Center • Raleigh, NC W 87–76  6–3 (17–7)
February 9 7:00 PM at Georgia Tech Phillips ArenaAtlanta, GA W 61–52  7–3 (18–7)
February 16 9:00 PM at #5 Duke Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC L 73–78  7–4 (18–8)
February 18 1:00 PM #20 Florida State RBC Center • Raleigh, NC L 62–76  7–5 (18–9)
February 21 8:00 PM #7 North Carolina RBC Center • Raleigh, NC L 74–86  7–6 (18–10)
February 25 2:30 PM at Clemson Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC L 69–72 OT 7–7 (18–11)
February 29 9:00 PM Miami (FL) RBC Center • Raleigh, NC W 77–73  8–7 (19–11)
March 4 6:00 PM at Virginia Tech Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA W 70–58  9–7 (20–11)
2012 ACC Tournament
March 8 2:00 PM vs. Boston College Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament First Round)
ESPNU W 78–57  21–11
March 9 2:00 PM vs. Virginia Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
ESPN2 W 67–64  22–11
March 10 1:00 PM vs. #4 North Carolina Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament Semifinal)
ESPN L 67-69  22-12
2012 NCAA Tournament
March 16 12:40 PM vs. #(6) San Diego State #(11) Nationwide ArenaColumbus, OH
(2012 NCAA Tournament Second Round)
truTV W 79-65  23-12
March 18 12:15 PM vs. #(3) Georgetown #(11) Nationwide Arena • Columbus, OH
(2012 NCAA Tournament Third Round)
CBS W 66-63  24-12
March 23 10:17 PM vs. #(2) Kansas #(11) Edward Jones Dome • St. Louis, MO
(2012 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16)
TBS L 57-60  24-13
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Virginia[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
ACC Regular Season
January 7 6:00 PM Miami (FL) #21 John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA ESPNU W 52–51  1–0 (14–1)
January 12 9:00 PM at #8 Duke #17 Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC ESPN L 61–64  1–1 (14–2)
January 19 8:00 PM at Georgia Tech #15 Philips ArenaAtlanta, GA Raycom W 70–38  2–1 (15–2)
January 22 6:00 PM Virginia Tech #15 John Paul Jones Arena • Charlottesville, VA ESPNU L 45–47  2–2 (15–3)
January 26 9:00 PM Boston College #19 John Paul Jones Arena • Charlottesville, VA ESPNU W 66–49  3–2 (16–3)
January 28 8:00 PM at NC State #19 RBC CenterRaleigh, NC ESPN2 W 61–60  4–2 (17–3)
January 31 7:00 PM Clemson #16 John Paul Jones Arena • Charlottesville, VA ESPN2 W 65–61  5–2 (18–3)
February 4 1:00 PM at #21 Florida State #16 Donald L. Tucker CenterTallahassee, FL Raycom L 55–58  5–3 (18–4)
February 8 7:30 PM Wake Forest John Paul Jones Arena • Charlottesville, VA Raycom W 68–44  6–3 (19–4)
February 11 1:00 PM at #5 North Carolina Dean E. Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC Raycom L 52–70  6–4 (19–5)
February 14 7:00 PM at Clemson #22 Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC ESPNU L 48–60  6–5 (19–6)
February 18 1:00 PM Maryland #22 John Paul Jones Arena • Charlottesville, VA Raycom W 71–44  7–5 (20–6)
February 21 9:00 PM at Virginia Tech Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA ESPNU W 61–59  8–5 (21–6)
February 25 4:00 PM #7 North Carolina John Paul Jones Arena • Charlottesville, VA ESPN/ESPN2 L 54–51  8–6 (21–7)
March 1 7:00 PM #22 Florida State #24 John Paul Jones Arena • Charlottesville, VA ESPN/ESPN2 L 60–63  8–7 (21–8)
March 4 9:00 PM at Maryland #24 Comcast CenterCollege Park, MD Raycom W 75–72 OT 9–7 (22–8)
2012 ACC Tournament
March 9 2:00 PM vs. NC State Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
ESPN2 L 64–67  22–9
2012 NCAA Tournament
03/16/2012* 2:10 PM vs. #(7) Florida #(10) CenturyLink Center OmahaOmaha, NE
(2012 NCAA Tournament Second Round)
TNT L 45–71  22–10
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Virginia Tech[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
ACC Regular Season
January 7 12:00 PM at Wake Forest LJVM ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC Raycom L 55–58  0–1 (11–4)
January 10 7:00 PM Florida State Cassell Coliseum • Blacksburg, VA ESPNU L 59–63  0–2 (11–5)
January 14 3:00 PM at Boston College Conte ForumChestnut Hill, MA RSN L 59–61  0–3 (11–6)
January 19 9:00 PM #8 North Carolina Cassell Coliseum • Blacksburg, VA ESPN L 68–82  0–4 (11–7)
January 22 6:00 PM at #15 Virginia John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA ESPNU W 47–45  1–4 (12–7)
January 28 2:30 PM at Maryland Comcast CenterCollege Park, MD Raycom L 69–73  1–5 (12–9)
February 2 7:00 PM #7 Duke Cassell Coliseum • Blacksburg, VA ESPN/ESPN2 L 60–75  1–6 (12–10)
February 4 4:00 PM Clemson Cassell Coliseum • Blacksburg, VA RSN W 67–65  2–6 (13–10)
February 9 9:00 PM at Miami (FL) BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL ESPN/ESPN2 L 49–65  2–7 (13–11)
February 12 6:00 PM Boston College Cassell Coliseum • Blacksburg, VA ESPNU W 67–66  3–7 (14–11)
February 16 7:00 PM at Florida State #20 Donald L. Tucker CenterTallahassee, FL ESPN/ESPN2 L 47–48  3–8 (14–12)
February 18 3:00 PM Georgia Tech Cassell Coliseum • Blacksburg, VA RSN W 74–73  4–8 (15–12)
February 21 9:00 PM Virginia Cassell Coliseum • Blacksburg, VA ESPNU L 59–61  4–9 (15–13)
February 25 12:00 PM at #5 Duke Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC Raycom L 65–70 OT 4–10 (15–14)
March 1 9:00 PM at Clemson Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC Raycom L 56–58  4–11 (15–15)
March 4 6:00 PM NC State Cassell Coliseum • Blacksburg, VA ESPNU L 58–70  4–12 (15–16)
2012 ACC Tournament
March 8 7:00 PM vs. Clemson Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament First Round)
ESPNU W 68–63  16–16
March 9 7:00 PM vs. #6 Duke Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
ESPN2 L 56–60  16–17
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Wake Forest[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
ACC Regular Season
January 7 12:00 PM Virginia Tech LJVM Coliseum • Winston-Salem, NC Raycom W 58–55  1–0 (10–5)
January 11 7:00 PM at Maryland Comcast CenterCollege Park, MD RSN L 64–70  1–1 (10–6)
January 14 1:00 PM NC State LJVM Coliseum • Winston-Salem, NC Raycom L 40–76  1–2 (10–7)
January 19 7:00 PM at #4 Duke Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC ESPN L 73–91  1–3 (10–8)
January 21 12:00 PM at Boston College Conte ForumChestnut Hill, MA Raycom W 71–56  2–3 (11–8)
January 25 7:00 PM #23 Florida State LJVM Coliseum • Winston-Salem, NC RSN L 52–75  2–4 (11–9)
January 28 12:00 PM at Clemson Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC Raycom L 60–71  2–5 (11–10)
January 31 9:00 PM #5 North Carolina LJVM Coliseum • Winston-Salem, NC ESPNU L 53–68  2–6 (11–11)
February 4 1:00 PM at NC State RBC CenterRaleigh, NC Raycom L 76–87  2–7 (11–12)
February 8 7:30 PM at #19 Virginia John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA RSN L 44–68  2–8 (11–13)
February 11 4:00 PM Clemson LJVM Coliseum • Winston-Salem, NC RSN L 58–78  2–9 (11–14)
February 15 7:30 PM Georgia Tech LJVM Coliseum • Winston-Salem, NC RSN W 59–50  3–9 (12–14)
February 18 1:00 PM at Miami BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL RSN L 56–74  3–10 (12–15)
February 25 1:00 PM Boston College LJVM Coliseum • Winston-Salem, NC RSN W 85–56  4–10 (13–15)
February 28 9:00 PM #4 Duke LJVM Coliseum • Winston-Salem, NC ESPNU L 72–79  4–11 (13–16)
March 3 1:00 PM at Georgia Tech Philips ArenaAtlanta, GA Raycom L 62–69  4–12 (13–17)
2012 ACC Tournament
March 8 12:00 PM vs. Maryland Philips Arena • Atlanta, GA
(2012 ACC Tournament First Round)
ESPNU L 60–82  13–18
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Postseason[edit]

Season awards[edit]

Player of the Year[3]

Rookie of the Year[4]

Coach of the Year[5]

Defensive Player of the Year[6]

All-Atlantic Coast Conference[7]

All-ACC Freshman team

  • Austin Rivers1 – Duke
  • Ryan Anderson 1– Boston College
  • Dorian Finney-Smith – Virginia Tech
  • Shane Larkin – Miami
  • Nick Faust – Maryland

1 – Denotes unanimous selection

All-ACC Defensive team

1 – Denotes unanimous selection

2012 NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2012 NBA Draft
The following 1st, 2nd & 3rd team All-ACC performers were listed as seniors: Tyler Zeller, Mike Scott. The deadline for entering the NBA draft is April 29, but once one has declared, the deadline for withdrawing the declaration and retaining NCAA eligibility is April 10.[8] The deadline for submitting information to the NBA Advisory Committee for a 72-hour response is April 3.[9]
The following ACC underclassmen have sought the advice of the NBA's undergraduate advisory committee to determine his draft prospects:
The following ACC underclassmen declared early for the 2012 draft: Austin Rivers,[10] Harrison Barnes, Kendall Marshall, John Henson,[11] Terrell Stoglin[12]
The following ACC underclassmen entered their name in the draft but who did not hire agents and opted to return to college:
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team School/club team
1 7 Barnes, HarrisonHarrison Barnes SF  United States Golden State Warriors North Carolina (So.)
1 10 Rivers, AustinAustin Rivers SG  United States New Orleans Hornets Duke (Fr.)
1 13 Marshall, KendallKendall Marshall PG  United States Phoenix Suns North Carolina (So.)
1 14 Henson, JohnJohn Henson PF  United States Milwaukee Bucks (from Houston) North Carolina (Jr.)
1 17 Zeller, TylerTyler Zeller C  United States Dallas Mavericks North Carolina (Sr.)
1 26 Plumlee, MilesMiles Plumlee PF  United States Indiana Pacers Duke (Sr.)
2 33 James, BernardBernard James PF  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (traded to Dallas) Florida St. (Sr.)
2 43 Scott, MikeMike Scott PF  United States Atlanta Hawks (from Phoenix) Virginia (Sr.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACC Operation Basketball Set for Wednesday, October 19". theacc.com. 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "2011 ACC Operation Basketball". theacc.com. 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "North Carolina's Zeller Secures ACC Player of the Year". theacc.com. March 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Duke's Rivers Is ACC's Rookie of the Year". theacc.com. March 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Turnaround Architect Hamilton Named ACC Coach of the Year". theacc.com. March 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ "UNC's Henson Repeats As Top Defensive Player". theacc.com. March 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2011-12 All-ACC Men's Basketball Teams Announced by ACSMA". theacc.com. March 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ Snyder, Mark (2012-03-21). "Michigan's Trey Burke inquiring about NBA draft status". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  9. ^ Baumgardner, Nick (2012-03-22). "Michigan point guard Trey Burke 'has nothing to lose' by seeking advisory committe's [sic] opinion, NBA draft analyst says". AnnArbor.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  10. ^ "Austin Rivers heads to NBA draft". ESPN. 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  11. ^ Pickeral, Robbi (2012-03-29). "Three UNC stars to enter NBA draft". ESPN. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  12. ^ Andy Katz (April 30, 2012). "Maryland suspends two from program". ESPN. Retrieved April 30, 2012.