2014–15 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season

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2014–15 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season
Atlantic Coast Conference logo.svg
LeagueNCAA Division I
SportBasketball
Number of teams15
TV partner(s)ACC Network, ESPN, Raycom Sports, Regional Sports Networks
Regular Season
First placeVirginia
Season MVPJahlil Okafor, Duke
ACC Tournament
ChampionsNotre Dame
Finals MVPJerian Grant, Notre Dame
Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball seasons
2014–15 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Virginia 16 2   .889     30 4   .882
#4 Duke 15 3   .833     35 4   .897
#8 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     32 6   .842
#15 North Carolina 11 7   .611     26 12   .684
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     25 13   .658
NC State 10 8   .556     22 14   .611
Syracuse 9 9   .500     18 13   .581
Clemson 8 10   .444     16 15   .516
Florida State 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Pittsburgh 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 5 13   .278     13 19   .406
Boston College 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
Georgia Tech 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
Virginia Tech 2 16   .111     11 22   .333
#17 Louisville* 0 6   .000     0 8   .000
ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Lousiville: 24 reg. season games, 4 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed Record-(27-9)(12-6)

The 2014–15 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season began with practices in October 2014, followed by the start of the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season in November. Conference play started in early January 2015 and concluded in March with the 2015 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. The 2014–15 season marked the first season in conference history without Maryland as a member; they departed the ACC for the Big Ten Conference in July 2014 and the first season for Louisville.

Preseason[edit]

Rankings[edit]

Legend
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  Not ranked previous week
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Final
Boston College AP
C
Clemson AP
C
Duke AP 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 4 N/A
C 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 3 2 5 1
Florida State AP RV RV NR
C RV NR
Georgia Tech AP
C
Louisville AP 8 7 6 5 4 4 4 5 5 6 10 10 9 9 12 17 16 14 17 N/A
C 9 8 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 7 10 10 8 8 12 15 14 13 16 10
Miami AP RV 17 15 20 18 RV NR RV 23
C RV RV 20 15 20 21 19 RV NR RV 23
North Carolina AP 6 6 5 12 21 24 20 19 18 15 15 13 12 12 15 15 19 19 15 N/A
C 6 6 6 12 18 24 21 20 17 16 15 14 13 15 16 18 19 19 14 12
NC State AP RV RV RV RV RV NR RV N/A
C RV RV NR RV RV 24
Notre Dame AP RV RV NR RV 25 21 16 14 13 12 8 8 10 10 10 9 12 11 8 N/A
C RV RV RV RV RV 21 16 13 12 12 9 8 10 11 10 8 11 9 8 5
Pittsburgh AP RV RV NR
C RV RV NR
Syracuse AP 23 23 RV RV NR RV
C 24 24 RV NR
Virginia AP 9 9 8 7 6 6 5 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 6 N/A
C 8 9 7 6 5 5 5 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 2 4 6 8
Virginia Tech AP
C
Wake Forest AP
C

Regular season[edit]

Conference 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 Louisville Miami North Carolina NC State Notre Dame Pittsburgh Syracuse Virginia Virginia Tech Wake Forest
vs. Boston College 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1-0 0–1 0–1
vs. Clemson 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1
vs. Duke 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–2
vs. Florida State 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–1
vs. Georgia Tech 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1
vs. Louisville 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1
vs. Miami 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–0
vs. North Carolina 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1
vs. NC State 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–1
vs. Notre Dame 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1
vs. Pittsburgh 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0
vs. Syracuse 0–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 0–1
vs. Virginia 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–2
vs. Virginia Tech 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–0
vs. Wake Forest 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–1
Total 4–14 8-10 15–3 8–10 3–15 12-6 10-8 11-7 10-8 14–4 8-10 9-9 16-2 2–16 5-13

Postseason[edit]

ACC Tournament[edit]

  First round
Tuesday March 10
Second round
Wednesday March 11
Quarterfinals
Thursday March 12
Semifinals
Friday March 13
Championship Game
Saturday March 14
                                               
1 Virginia 58  
    9 Florida State 44  
8 Clemson 73
9 Florida State 76  
  1 Virginia 67  
  5 North Carolina 71  
4 Louisville 60
    5 North Carolina 70  
5 North Carolina 81
    12 Boston College 63  
12 Boston College 66
13 Georgia Tech 65  
5 North Carolina 82
3 Notre Dame 90
2 Duke 77  
    7 NC State 53  
7 NC State 81
10 Pittsburgh 70  
  2 Duke 64
  3 Notre Dame 74  
3 Notre Dame 70
    6 Miami 63  
6 Miami 59
    14 Virginia Tech 49  
11 Wake Forest 80
14 Virginia Tech 81  

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Seed Region School First Four 2nd Round 3rd Round Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship
1 South Duke W, 85–56 vs. #16 Robert Morris(Charlotte) W, 68–49 vs. #8 San Diego State(Charlotte) W, 63–57 vs. #5 Utah(Houston) W, 66–52 vs. #2 Gonzaga(Houston) W, 81–61 vs. #7 Michigan State(Indianapolis) W, 68–63 vs. #1 Wisconsin(Indianapolis)
2 East Virginia W, 56–53 vs. #15 Belmont(Charlotte) L, 54–60 vs. #7 Michigan State(Charlotte)
3 Midwest Notre Dame W, 69–65 vs. #14 Northeastern(Pittsburgh) W, 67–64 vs. #6 Butler(Pittsburgh) W, 81–70vs. #7 Wichita State(Cleveland) L, 66–68 vs. #1 Kentucky(Cleveland)
4 East Louisville W, 57–55 vs. #13 UC Irvine(Seattle) W, 71–68 vs. #5 Northern Iowa(Seattle) W, 75–65 vs. #8 NC State – (Syracuse) L, 70–76 vs. #7 Michigan State(Syracuse)
4 West North Carolina W, 67–65 vs. #13 Harvard(Jacksonville) W, 87–78 vs. #5 Arkansas(Jacksonville) L, 72–79 vs. #1 Wisconsin(Los Angeles)
8 East NC State W, 66–65 vs. #9 LSU(Pittsburgh) W, 71–68 vs. #1 Villanova(Pittsburgh) L, 65–75 vs. #4 Louisville – (Syracuse)

NBA Draft[edit]

Honors and awards[edit]

2015 ACC Men's Basketball Individual Awards[1]
Award Recipient(s)
Player of the Year Jahlil Okafor, C., DUKE
Coach of the Year Tony Bennett, VIRGINIA
Defensive Player of the Year Darion Atkins, G., VIRGINIA
Rookie of the Year Jahlil Okafor, C., DUKE
2015 ACC Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams[2]
First Team Second Team Third Team
Malcolm Brogdon, Jr., G., VIRGINIA
Jerian Grant, Sr., G., NOTRE DAME
Olivier Hanlan, Jr., F., BOSTON COLLEGE
Jahlil Okafor, Fr., C., DUKE
Rakeem Christmas, Sr., F., SYRACUSE
Justin Anderson, Jr., G., VIRGINIA
Quinn Cook, Sr., G., DUKE
Montrezl Harrell, Jr., F., LOUISVILLE
Trevor Lacey, Jr., G., NC STATE
Terry Rozier, So., G., LOUISVILLE
Pat Connaughton, Sr., G., NOTRE DAME
Anthony Gill, Jr., F., VIRGINIA
Brice Johnson, Jr., F., NORTH CAROLINA
Tyus Jones, Fr., G., DUKE
Marcus Paige, Jr., G., NORTH CAROLINA
- denotes unanimous selection

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015 ACC Men's Basketball Awards Announced Archived 2015-03-14 at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 9, 2015
  2. ^ 2015 ACC Men's Basketball Awards Announced Archived 2015-04-25 at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 9, 2015