2016–17 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season

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2016-17 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
2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season
First placeNorth Carolina
Season MVPJustin Jackson, North Carolina
Top scorerMichael Young, Pittsburgh
ACC Tournament
ChampionsDuke
Finals MVPLuke Kennard, Duke
Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball seasons
2016–17 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
No. 16 Florida State 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
No. 14 Notre Dame 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
No. 10 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
No. 7 Duke 11 7   .611     28 9   .757
No. 24 Virginia 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     22 11   .667
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Syracuse 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 16   .568
Clemson 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
NC State 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
Pittsburgh 4 14   .222     16 17   .485
Boston College 2 16   .111     9 23   .281
2017 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016–17 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season began with practices in October 2016, followed by the start of the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season in November. Conference play started in late December 2016 and concluded in March.

With a win over Pittsburgh on February 25, 2017, North Carolina clinched at least a share of the ACC regular season championship for the second straight season, the eighth time in the 14 years under head coach Roy Williams, and the 31st time in school history.[1][2] A loss by Duke later that day gave the Tar Heels the outright regular season championship.

The ACC Tournament was held from March 7–11, 2-17 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Duke defeated Notre Dame to with the tournament championship.[3][4] As a result, Duke received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

North Carolina forward Justin Jackson was named ACC Player of the Year.[5][6] Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner was named Coach of the Year.[7] Jackson was also named a consensus first-team All-American[8] and Duke guard Luke Kennard was named a second team All-American.[9]

Nine ACC schools (Duke, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest) received invitations to the NCAA Tournament.[10] The conference achieved an 11–8 record in the NCAA Tournament, however only North Carolina won more than one game.[11] North Carolina went on to with the NCAA Championship, defeating Gonzaga.[12] Clemson, Georgia Tech, and Syracuse received bids to the National Invitation Tournament.[13] The conference achieved a 5–3 record in the NIT, with Georgia Tech losing to TCU in the championship game.[14]

Head coaches[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

  • On March 21, 2016, Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon left the school to take the head coaching position at his alma mater, TCU.[15] On March 27, 2016, the school hired Kevin Stallings as head coach.[16]
  • On March 25, 2016, Georgia Tech announced Brian Gregory would not return as head coach.[17] On April 8, 2016, the school hired Josh Pastner as head coach.[18]

Coaches[edit]

Team Head coach Previous job Years at school Overall record ACC record ACC titles NCAA Tournaments NCAA Final Fours NCAA Championships
Boston College Jim Christian Ohio 3 29–67 6–48 0 0 0 0
Clemson Brad Brownell Wright State 7 124–103 56–66 0 1 0 0
Duke Mike Krzyzewski Army 37 998–271 399–166 12 33 12 5
Florida State Leonard Hamilton Washington Wizards 15 304–196 126–124 0 5 0 0
Georgia Tech Josh Pastner Memphis 1 21–16 8–10 0 0 0 0
Louisville Rick Pitino Boston Celtics 16 416–141 188–88 0 15 7 2
Miami Jim Larrañaga George Mason 6 139–69 64–42 1 3 1 0
North Carolina Roy Williams Kansas 14 398–115 169–65 8 12 9 3
NC State Mark Gottfried Alabama 6 123–86 48–58 0 4 0 0
Notre Dame Mike Brey Delaware 17 382–187 179–113 0 13 0 0
Pittsburgh Kevin Stallings Vanderbilt 1 16–17 4–14 0 0 0 0
Syracuse Jim Boeheim Syracuse
(asst.)
40 903–354 361–218 0 32 5 1
Virginia Tony Bennett Washington State 8 188–83 88–50 2 5 0 0
Virginia Tech Buzz Williams Marquette 3 53–48 22–32 0 1 0 0
Wake Forest Danny Manning Tulsa 3 43–52 16–38 0 1 0 0

Notes:

  • Year at school includes 2016–17 season.
  • Overall and ACC records are from time at current school and are through the end the 2016–17 season.
  • NCAA Tournament appearances are from time at current school only.
  • NCAA Final Fours and Championship include time at other schools

Preseason[edit]

Kyle Guy, Virginia
V. J. King, Louisville
Tony Bradley, North Carolina

Regular season[edit]

Rankings[edit]

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Final
Boston College AP
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Clemson AP
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Duke AP 1 (58) 1 (58) 6 5 5 5 5 5 8 7 18 17 21 18 12 10 17 14 7
C 1 (27) 1 (27) 3 (5) 4 (2) 4 (2) 4 (1) 4 (1) 5 (1) 8 7 18 17 21 19 14 11 14 14 7 13
Florida State AP RV RV 25 RV RV 23 21 20 12 9 10 6 15 14 17 19 15 16 16
C RV RV RV RV RV 23 22 20 13 10 12 8 16 15 18 20 17 17 18 24
Georgia Tech AP
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Louisville AP 13 12 10 14 11 11 10 6 9 14 12 13 6 4 8 7 8 10 10
C 14 12 10 14 13 11 11 7 9 15 11 14 7 4 7 6 7 9 10 14
Miami AP RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 RV
C RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 RV
North Carolina AP 6 5 4 3 7 7 8 9 14 11 9 9 12 8 10 8 5 6 5
C 6 6 4 3 5 6 8 10 16 12 9 6 10 7 9 8 5 6 8 1
NC State AP
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Notre Dame AP 23 21 25 24 23 20 15 14 20 RV 25 21 19 22 14
C 22 21 24 24 21 20 15 12 18 24 20 17 13 16 14 20
Pittsburgh AP RV
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Syracuse AP 19 18 18 22 RV RV RV
C 17 18 16 24 RV RV RV
Virginia AP 8 8 7 6 14 13 12 12 11 19 16 12 9 12 14 18 23 21 24
C 7 7 6 6 12 12 10 11 11 18 16 13 11 13 15 19 23 21 23 RV
Virginia Tech AP RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 21 RV RV RV RV RV RV
C RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 23 RV RV
Wake Forest AP
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Conference matrix[edit]

This table summarizes the head-to-head results between teams in conference play. Each team will play 18 conference games, and at least 1 against each opponent.

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

Postseason[edit]

ACC Tournament[edit]

  First round
Tuesday, March 7
ESPN2/ACCN
Second round
Wednesday, March 8
ESPN/ACCN
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 9
ESPN/ACCN
Semifinals
Friday, March 10
ESPN/ACCN
Championship
Saturday, March 11
ESPN/ACCN
                                               
1 North Carolina 78  
    9 Miami 53  
8 Syracuse 57
9 Miami 62  
  1 North Carolina 83  
  5 Duke 93  
4 Louisville 77
    5 Duke 81  
5 Duke 79
    12 Clemson 72  
12 Clemson 75
13 NC State 61  
5 Duke 75
3 Notre Dame 69
2 Florida State 74  
    7 Virginia Tech 68  
7 Virginia Tech 99
    10 Wake Forest 90  
10 Wake Forest 92
15 Boston College 78  
  2 Florida State 73
  3 Notre Dame 77  
3 Notre Dame 71
    6 Virginia 58  
6 Virginia 75
    14 Pittsburgh 63  
11 Georgia Tech 59
14 Pittsburgh 61  

* Denotes Overtime Game

AP Rankings at time of tournament

NCAA tournament[edit]

Seed Region School First Four 2nd Round 3rd Round Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship
1 South North Carolina W, 103-64 vs. #16 Texas Southern(Greenville) W, 77–65 vs. #8 Arkansas(Greenville) W, 92-80 vs. #4 Butler(Memphis) W, 75–73 vs. #2 Kentucky(Memphis) W, 77–76 vs. #3 Oregon(Phoenix) W, 71–65 vs. #1 Gonzaga(Phoenix)
2 East Duke W, 87-65 vs. #15 Troy(Buffalo) L, 81–88 vs. #7 South Carolina(Buffalo)
2 Midwest Louisville W, 78-63 vs. #15 Jacksonville State(Indianapolis) L, 69–73 vs. #7 Michigan(Indianapolis)
3 West Florida State W, 86-80 vs. #14 Florida Gulf Coast(Orlando) L, 66–91 vs. #11 Xavier(Orlando)
5 East Virginia W, 76-71 vs. #12 UNC Wilmington(Orlando) L, 39–65 vs. #4 Florida(Orlando)
5 West Notre Dame W, 60-58 vs. #12 Princeton(Buffalo) L, 71–83 vs. #4 West Virginia(Buffalo)
8 Midwest Miami L, 58-78 vs. #9 Michigan State(Tulsa)
9 East Virginia Tech L, 74-84 vs. #8 Wisconsin(Buffalo)
11 South Wake Forest L, 88-95 vs. #11 Kansas State(Dayton)

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

Seed Bracket School 1st Round 2nd Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship
1 Syracuse Syracuse W, 90-77 vs. #8 UNC Greensboro(Syracuse) L, 80–85 vs. #5 Ole Miss(Syracuse)
2 Iowa Clemson L, 69-74 vs. #7 Oakland(Clemson)
6 Syracuse Georgia Tech W, 75-63 vs. #3 Indiana(Atlanta) W, 71–57 vs. #7 Belmont(Atlanta) W, 74–66 vs. #5 Ole Miss(Oxford) W, 76–61 vs. #8 Cal State Bakersfield(New York City) L, 56–88 vs. #4 TCU(New York City)

Honors and awards[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

Consensus All-Americans
First Team Second Team
Justin Jackson – North Carolina Luke Kennard – Duke

To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The Sporting News and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Associated Press[19][20] NABC[21] Sporting News[22] USBWA[23]
First Team
Justin Jackson – North Carolina Justin Jackson – North Carolina Justin Jackson – North Carolina
Second Team
Luke Kennard – Duke Luke Kennard – Duke Luke Kennard – Duke Justin Jackson – North Carolina
Luke Kennard –Duke
Third Team
Bonzie Colson – Notre Dame Bonzie Colson – Notre Dame
Honorable Mention
Donovan Mitchell – Louisville
Dennis Smith Jr. – NC State

ACC honors and awards[edit]

2017 ACC Men's Basketball Individual Awards[24]
Award Recipient(s)
Player of the Year Justin Jackson, F., NORTH CAROLINA
Coach of the Year Josh Pastner GEORGIA TECH
Defensive Player of the Year Ben Lammers, C., GEORGIA TECH
Freshman of the Year Dennis Smith Jr., G., N.C. STATE
Most Improved Player of the Year John Collins, C., WAKE FOREST
Sixth Man Award Seth Allen, G., VIRGINIA TECH
2017 ACC Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams
First Team Second Team Third Team
Luke Kennard, So., G., DUKE
Justin Jackson, Jr., F., NORTH CAROLINA
John Collins, So., C., WAKE FOREST
Bonzie Colson, Jr., F., NOTRE DAME
Donovan Mitchell, So., G., LOUISVILLE
Dwayne Bacon, So., G., FLORIDA STATE
Dennis Smith Jr., Fr., G., N.C. STATE
Ben Lammers, Jr., C., GEORGIA TECH
Joel Berry II, Jr., G., NORTH CAROLINA
London Perrantes, Sr., G., VIRGINIA
Michael Young, Sr., F., PITTSBURGH
Jaron Blossomgame, Sr., F., CLEMSON
Andrew White, GS., F., SYRACUSE
Davon Reed, Sr., F., MIAMI
Jayson Tatum, Fr., F., DUKE
- denotes unanimous selection

NBA Draft[edit]

The ACC had 14 players drafted in the 2017 NBA draft. 10 players were drafted in the first round, and 4 players were drafted in the second round.

PG Point guard SG Shooting guard SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center
Player Team Round Pick # Position School
Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics 1st 3 SF Duke
Jonathan Isaac Orlando Magic 1st 6 SF/PF Florida State
Dennis Smith Jr. Dallas Mavericks 1st 9 PG NC State
Luke Kennard Detroit Pistons 1st 12 SG Duke
Donovan Mitchell Denver Nuggets 1st 13 SG Louisville
Justin Jackson Portland Trail Blazers 1st 15 SF North Carolina
John Collins Atlanta Hawks 1st 19 PF Wake Forest
Harry Giles Portland Trail Blazers 1st 20 PF/C Duke
Tyler Lydon Utah Jazz 1st 24 PF Syracuse
Tony Bradley Los Angeles Lakers 1st 28 PF/C North Carolina
Frank Jackson Charlotte Hornets 2nd 31 PG Duke
Davon Reed Phoenix Suns 2nd 32 SG Miami
Dwayne Bacon New Orleans Pelicans 2nd 40 SG Florida State
Jaron Blossomgame San Antonio Spurs 2nd 59 SF Clemson

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