2015 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2015 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
2015 ACC Men's Tournament logo.png
2015 ACC Tournament logo
Classification Division I
Season 2014–15
Teams 14
Site Greensboro Coliseum
Greensboro, North Carolina
Champions Notre Dame (1st title)
Winning coach Mike Brey (1st title)
MVP Jerian Grant (Notre Dame)
Attendance 141,159
Television ESPN and ACC Network
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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 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Atlantic Coast Conference, held at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina, from March 10–14, 2015. The tournament included fourteen of the fifteen ACC teams, as Syracuse did not compete due to a self-imposed postseason ban.[1] Seeds 5 through 10 received a first-round bye, and the top four seeds received a "double bye" through the first round and second rounds. The 2015 tournament was the first to begin on a Tuesday and the first since 1981 to finish on a Saturday. The semifinals and championship game were played in the evening instead of their traditional afternoon timeslot. It was the fourth time a team has played 4 games (NC State in 1997 and 2007, Georgia Tech in 2010). ESPN and the ACC Network televised all games, and the championship game was moved to Saturday to facilitate a prime-time broadcast on ESPN.[2]

Seeds[edit]

Seeds for the tournament are determined by teams' conference records, with tiebreakers determined according to ACC tiebreaker rules.

Seed School Conf Tiebreaker
1 Virginia†‡ 16–2
2 Duke 15–3
3 Notre Dame 14–4
4 Louisville 12–6
5 North Carolina# 11–7
6 Miami# 10–8 1–0 vs. NC State
7 NC State# 10–8 0–1 vs. Miami
8 Clemson# 8–10 2–1 vs. Florida State, Pittsburgh
9 Florida State# 8–10 2–2 vs. Clemson, Pittsburgh
10 Pittsburgh# 8–10 1–2 vs. Clemson, Florida State
11 Wake Forest 5–13
12 Boston College 4–14
13 Georgia Tech 3–15
14 Virginia Tech 2–16
‡ – ACC regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
† – Received a first and second-round bye in the conference tournament.
# – Received a first-round bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the ACC Tournament.

Schedule[edit]

Session Game Time* Matchup# Final score Television Attendance
First round – Tuesday, March 10
Opening
day
1 1:00 pm #12 Boston College vs #13 Georgia Tech 66–65 ESPN2
ACC Network
9,003
2 3:00 pm #11 Wake Forest vs #14 Virginia Tech 80–81
Second round – Wednesday, March 11
1 3 Noon #8 Clemson vs #9 Florida State 73–76 ESPN
ACC Network
22,026
4 2:00 pm #5 North Carolina vs #12 Boston College 81–63
2 5 7:00 pm #7 NC State vs #10 Pittsburgh 81–70 ESPN2
ACC Network
22,026
6 9:00 pm #6 Miami vs #14 Virginia Tech 59–49
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 12
3 7 Noon #1 Virginia vs #9 Florida State 58–44 ESPN
ACC Network
22,026
8 2:00 pm #4 Louisville vs #5 North Carolina 60–70
4 9 7:00 pm #2 Duke vs #7 NC State 77–53 22,026
10 9:00 pm #3 Notre Dame vs #6 Miami 70–63
Semifinals – Friday, March 13
5 11 7:00 pm #1 Virginia vs #5 North Carolina 67–71 ESPN
ACC Network
22,026
12 9:00 pm #2 Duke vs #3 Notre Dame 64–74
Championship – Saturday, March 14
6 13 8:30 pm #5 North Carolina vs #3 Notre Dame 82–90 ESPN/ACCN 22,026
*Game times in EDT. #-Rankings denote tournament seed

Bracket[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  

Awards and honors[edit]

Tournament MVP: Jerian Grant, Notre Dame

All-Tournament Teams:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Syracuse University Announces Self-Imposed Post-Season Ban" (Press release). Syracuse Orange. February 4, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "ACC Men's Tournament to Feature Saturday Championship Game". ACC. May 13, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014.