ACC Women's Basketball Tournament

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ACC Women's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
ACC Women's Basketball Tournament 2009.png
2009 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament logo
Sport College basketball
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Number of teams 15
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Greensboro Coliseum
Current location Greensboro, North Carolina
Played 1978–present
Last contest 2014
Current champion Notre Dame
Most championships Maryland (10)
TV partner(s) CSN, FS Florida, FS South, NESN
Official website theACC.com

The ACC Women's Basketball Tournament is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The tournament has been held every year since 1978, several years before the first NCAA championships for women. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship.

Championship game results[edit]

Date Winner Runner-up Result Site Attendance
February 11, 1978 #2 Maryland #1 NC State 89–82 Charlottesville, Virginia 1,500
February 10, 1979 #1 Maryland #2 NC State 75–73 Raleigh, North Carolina 3,500
February 10, 1980 #1 NC State #2 Maryland 85–75 College Park, Maryland N/A
February 14, 1981 #3 Maryland #4 NC State 64–63 Clemson, South Carolina 300
February 28, 1982 #3 Maryland #4 Clemson 93–81 Raleigh, North Carolina 500
March 6, 1983 #3 Maryland #1 NC State 84–81 Fayetteville, North Carolina 2,134
March 4, 1984 #5 North Carolina #3 NC State 99–76 Fayetteville, North Carolina 3,733
March 3, 1985 #1 NC State #2 North Carolina 81–80 Fayetteville, North Carolina 3,907
March 3, 1986 #5 Maryland #2 North Carolina 92–74 Fayetteville, North Carolina 2,632
March 2, 1987 #2 NC State #1 Virginia 57–56 Fayetteville, North Carolina 2,987
March 7, 1988 #2 Maryland #1 Virginia 76–70 Fayetteville, North Carolina 1,223
March 6, 1989 #1 Maryland #2 NC State 73–57 Fayetteville, North Carolina 2,975
March 5, 1990 #2 Virginia #1 NC State 67–64 OT Fayetteville, North Carolina 2,765
March 4, 1991 #3 NC State #4 Clemson 84–61 Fayetteville, North Carolina 4,102
March 9, 1992 #1 Virginia #7 Georgia Tech 70–69 Rock Hill, South Carolina 4,154
March 8, 1993 #1 Virginia #2 Maryland 106–103 3OT Rock Hill, South Carolina 3,716
March 7, 1994 #2 North Carolina #1 Virginia 77–60 Rock Hill, South Carolina 4,386
March 5, 1995 #2 North Carolina #4 Duke 95–70 Rock Hill, South Carolina 5,724
March 3, 1996 #4 Clemson #2 Duke 71–54 Rock Hill, South Carolina 5,067
March 2, 1997 #1 North Carolina #6 Clemson 62–58 Charlotte, North Carolina 5,543
March 1, 1998 #4 North Carolina #2 Clemson 81–50 Charlotte, North Carolina 5,534
March 1, 1999 #4 Clemson #3 North Carolina 87–72 Charlotte, North Carolina 6,021
March 6, 2000 #2 Duke #5 North Carolina 79–76 Greensboro, North Carolina 8,090
March 5, 2001 #1 Duke #3 NC State 57–45 Greensboro, North Carolina 8,933
March 4, 2002 #1 Duke #2 North Carolina 87–80 Greensboro, North Carolina 9,204
March 10, 2003 #1 Duke #2 North Carolina 77–59 Greensboro, North Carolina 11,127
March 8, 2004 #1 Duke #2 North Carolina 63–47 Greensboro, North Carolina 11,466
March 7, 2005 #1 North Carolina #2 Duke 88–67 Greensboro, North Carolina 11,578 *
March 5, 2006 #1 North Carolina #3 Maryland 91–80 Greensboro, North Carolina 10,746
March 4, 2007 #2 North Carolina #4 NC State 60–54 Greensboro, North Carolina 11,538
March 9, 2008 #1 North Carolina #3 Duke 86–73 Greensboro, North Carolina 11,132
March 8, 2009 #1 Maryland #3 Duke 92–89 OT Greensboro, North Carolina 9,943
March 7, 2010 #1 Duke #6 NC State 70–60 Greensboro, North Carolina 9,432
March 6, 2011 #1 Duke #6 North Carolina 81–67 Greensboro, North Carolina 9,890
March 4, 2012 #3 Maryland #4 Georgia Tech 68–65 Greensboro, North Carolina 9,122
March 10, 2013 #1 Duke #3 North Carolina 92–73 Greensboro, North Carolina 8,166
March 9, 2014 #1 Notre Dame #2 Duke 69–53 Greensboro, North Carolina 8,190

* record attendance.

Tournament Most Valuable Players[edit]

Year Player School
1978 Tara Heiss Maryland
1979 Kris Kirchner Maryland
1980 Genia Beasley NC State
1981 Barbara Kennedy Clemson
1982 Marcia Richardson Maryland
Barbara Kennedy Clemson
1983 Linda Page NC State
Jasmina Perazic Maryland
1984 Tresa Brown North Carolina
1985 Dawn Royster North Carolina
1986 Deanna Tate Maryland
1987 Donna Holt Virginia
1988 Deanna Tate Maryland
1989 Vicky Bullett Maryland
1990 Andrea Stinson NC State
1991 Sharon Manning NC State
1992 Dawn Staley Virginia
1993 Heather Burge Virginia
1994 Charlotte Smith North Carolina
1995 Charlotte Smith North Carolina
1996 Laura Cottrell Clemson
1997 Marion Jones North Carolina
1998 Tracy Reid North Carolina
1999 Itoro Umoh Clemson
2000 Nikki Teasley North Carolina
2001 Georgia Schweitzer Duke
2002 Monique Currie Duke
2003 Iciss Tillis Duke
2004 Iciss Tillis Duke
2005 Ivory Latta North Carolina
2006 Ivory Latta North Carolina
2007 Ivory Latta North Carolina
2008 Erlana Larkins North Carolina
2009 Marissa Coleman Maryland
2010 Jasmine Thomas Duke
2011 Jasmine Thomas Duke
2012 Alyssa Thomas Maryland
2013 Alexis Jones Duke
2014 Jewell Loyd Notre Dame

Performance by school[edit]

School Winner Runner-up First tournament
Maryland 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 2009, 2012 (10) 1980, 1993, 2006 (3) 1978
North Carolina 1984, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (9) 1985, 1986, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2013 (9) 1978
Duke 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2013 (8) 1995, 1996, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2014 (6) 1978
NC State 1980, 1985, 1987, 1991 (4) 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2001, 2007, 2010 (11) 1978
Virginia 1990, 1992, 1993 (3) 1987, 1988, 1994 (3) 1978
Clemson 1996, 1999 (2) 1982, 1991, 1997, 1998 (4) 1978
Notre Dame 2014 (1)   2014
Georgia Tech   1992, 2012 (2) 1980
Wake Forest     1978
Florida State     1992
Miami     2005
Virginia Tech     2005
Boston College     2006
Pittsburgh     2014
Syracuse     2014

Wake Forest reached the semifinals in 1986, 1988, and 2012; Florida State reached the semifinals in 2001, 2009, and 2013; Boston College reached the semifinals in 2010; Miami reached the semifinals in 2011; Virginia Tech reached the quarterfinals in 2006 and 2007; Syracuse reached the quarterfinals in 2014; Pittsburgh reached the 1st round in 2014.

Tournament sites[edit]

Years Arena Location
1978 (1) University Hall Charlottesville, Virginia
1979, 1982 (2) Reynolds Coliseum Raleigh, North Carolina
1980 (1) Cole Field House College Park, Maryland
1981 (1) Littlejohn Coliseum Clemson, South Carolina
1983–1991 (9) Civic Center Fayetteville, North Carolina
1992–1996 (5) Winthrop Coliseum Rock Hill, South Carolina
1997–1999 (3) Independence Arena Charlotte, North Carolina
2000— (15*) Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, North Carolina

The tournament will be played in Greensboro, North Carolina from 2009 to 2014 unless the ACC uses its one-year option to move during that period. If the option is used, the tournament will return to Greensboro for 2016. * as of 2014. On May 15, 2014, it was announced that the tournament will be held in Greensboro through 2022. [1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://twitter.com/WFMY/status/466953890123251712