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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Boston College AP
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Clemson AP
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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
C 6 6 6 4 5 5 5 5 3 6 4 6 5 9 4 4 3 6 5
Florida State AP RV 25 22 RV RV RV 23 21 15 20 15 22 17 10
C RV 24 20 RV RV 24 17 21 16 22 17 15
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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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Wake Forest AP
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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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
ACC Regular Season
January 7
2:30 PM, Raycom
at #3 North Carolina L 60–83  0–1 (5–10)
Dean E. Smith Center
Chapel Hill, NC
January 12
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Clemson W 59–57  1–1 (6–10)
Conte Forum
Chestnut Hill, MA
January 14
3:00 PM, NESN
Virginia Tech W 61–59  2–1 (7–10)
Conte Forum
Chestnut Hill, MA
January 19
8:00 PM, Raycom
at NC State L 62–76  2–2 (7–11)
RBC Center
Raleigh, NC
January 21
12:00 PM, Raycom
Wake Forest L 56–71  2–3 (7–12)
Conte Forum
Chestnut Hill, MA
January 26
9:00 PM, ESPNU
at #19 Virginia L 49–66  2–4 (7–13)
John Paul Jones Arena
Charlottesville, VA
January 29
1:00 PM, Raycom
Miami (FL) L 54–76  2–5 (7–14)
Conte Forum
Chestnut Hill, MA
February 1
8:00 PM, Raycom
NC State L 51–56  2–6 (7–15)
Conte Forum
Chestnut Hill, MA
February 4
1:00 PM, ESPNU
at Georgia Tech L 47–51  2–7 (7–16)
Phillips Arena
Atlanta, GA
February 8
7:00 PM, ESPN3
#15 Florida State W 64–60  3–7 (8–16)
Conte Forum
Chestnut Hill, MA
February 12
6:00 PM, ESPNU
at Virginia Tech L 65–66  3–8 (8–17)
Cassell Coliseum
Blacksburg, VA
February 16
9:00 PM, Raycom
at Maryland L 65–81  3–9 (8–18)
Comcast Center
College Park, MD
February 19
6:00 PM, ESPNU
#5 Duke L 50–75  3–10 (8–19)
Conte Forum
Chestnut Hill, MA
February 25
1:00 PM, NESN
at Wake Forest L 56–85  3–11 (8–20)
Joel Veterans Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
February 29
7:00 PM, NESN
Georgia Tech W 56–52  4–11 (9–20)
Conte Forum
Chestnut Hill, MA
March 3
2:30 PM, Raycom
at Miami (FL) L 56–77  4–12 (9–21)
BankUnited Center
Coral Gables, FL
2012 ACC Tournament
March 8
2:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. NC State
2012 ACC Tournament First Round
L 57–78  9–22
Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Clemson[edit]

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

Duke[edit]

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

Florida State[edit]

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

Georgia Tech[edit]

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

Maryland[edit]

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

Miami[edit]

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

North Carolina[edit]

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

NC State[edit]

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

Virginia[edit]

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

Virginia Tech[edit]

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

Wake Forest[edit]

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

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]

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  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.