1961 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament

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1961 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Teams7
SiteReynolds Coliseum
Raleigh, North Carolina
ChampionsWake Forest (1st title)
Winning coachBones McKinney (1st title)
MVPLen Chappell (Wake Forest)
← 1960
1962 →

The 1961 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held in Raleigh, North Carolina, at Reynolds Coliseum from March 2–4, 1961. Wake Forest defeated Duke, 96–81, to win the championship. Len Chappell of Wake Forest was named tournament MVP.

North Carolina did not participate because the program was on NCAA probation. As a result, top seed Wake Forest received a first-round bye. The only other times an ACC team opted out of the tournament were Maryland in 1991, Syracuse in 2015, and Louisville in 2016 for similar reasons.

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals
March 2
Semifinals
March 3
Championship Game
March 4
                           
 
  1 Wake Forest 98  
    4 Maryland 76  
4 Maryland 91
  5 Clemson 75  
    1 Wake Forest 96
  2 Duke 81
  2 Duke 89  
7 Virginia 54  
2 Duke 92
    6 South Carolina 75  
3 NC State 78
  6 South Carolina 80  

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