ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
|ACC Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Conference basketball championship|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|Number of teams||15|
|Current stadium||Rotates – Greensboro Coliseum in 2020|
|Current location||Rotates – Greensboro, North Carolina in 2020|
|Current champion||Tournament Not Completed|
|Most championships||Duke Blue Devils (21)|
|TV partner(s)||ESPN, ACCN|
|Official website||TheACC.com Men's Basketball|
|New York Life|
The ACC Men's Basketball Tournament (popularly known as the ACC Tournament) is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Except for 2020, when it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament has been held every year since 1954, the ACC's first season. 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 men's basketball tournament.
Since July 1, 1961, the ACC's bylaws have included the phrase "and the winner shall be the conference champion" in referring to the tournament, meaning that the conference tournament winner is the only champion of the ACC.
- The Charlotte Coliseum on Independence Boulevard opened in 1956, closed in 1988 when the Charlotte Coliseum on Tyvola Road opened (that arena was demolished 2007), reopened in 1993 as Independence Arena. Cricket Wireless held naming rights from 2001 to 2006, and Bojangles' has held naming rights since 2008.
- The Charlotte Coliseum on Tyvola Road opened in 1988 and closed in 2005, demolished in 2007.
|Greensboro Coliseum||Greensboro||North Carolina||27||2015||1967, 1971–75, 1977–80, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1995–98, 2003–04, 2006, 2010–11, 2013–15, 2020, 2023*||[v 1]|
|Reynolds Coliseum||Raleigh||North Carolina||13||1966||1954–66|
|Charlotte Coliseum (Tyvola Road, demolished 2007)||Charlotte||North Carolina||8||2002||1990–94, 1999–2000, 2002|
|Charlotte Coliseum (Independence)||Charlotte||North Carolina||3||1970||1968, 1969, 1970||[v 2]|
|Capital Centre||Landover||Maryland||3||1987||1976, 1981, 1987|
|Omni Coliseum||Atlanta||Georgia||3||1989||1983, 1985, 1989|
|Georgia Dome||Atlanta||Georgia||2||2009||2001, 2009|
|Capital One Arena||Washington||D.C.||2||2016||2005, 2016, 2021*||[v 3]|
|Barclays Center||Brooklyn||New York||2||2018||2017, 2018, 2022*|
|Spectrum Center||Charlotte||North Carolina||2||2019||2008, 2019||[v 4]|
|Amalie Arena||Tampa||Florida||1||2007||2007||[v 5]|
|State Farm Arena||Atlanta||Georgia||1||2012||2012||[v 6]|
* Denotes the venue for a future ACC Men's Basketball Tournament.
- The Greensboro Coliseum is next scheduled to host the tournament in 2023.
- Charlotte Coliseum (Independence) adopted its current name of Bojangles' Coliseum in 2008, but after reopening in 1993, it was also known as Independence Arena and Cricket Arena, but never hosted an ACC men's tournament under any of its later names. (It hosted the ACC Women's Tournament from 1997–1999 as Independence Arena.)
- Capital One Arena was known as MCI Center when it hosted in 2005, and the Verizon Center in 2016.
- Spectrum Center was known as Charlotte Bobcats Arena when it served as the 2008 host. It was later known as Time Warner Cable Arena, but never hosted under that name.
- Amalie Arena was known as the St. Pete Times Forum when it hosted in 2007. It was originally known as the Ice Palace, and later as the Tampa Bay Times Forum, but never hosted under either name.
- State Farm Arena was known as Philips Arena when it hosted in 2012.
Tournament championships by school
|Duke||1953||21||1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2019|
|North Carolina||1953||18||1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008, 2016|
|NC State||1953||10||1954, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1970, 1973[a], 1974, 1983, 1987|
|Wake Forest||1953||4||1961, 1962, 1995, 1996|
|Virginia||1953||3||1976, 2014, 2018|
|Maryland||1953[b]||3||1958, 1984, 2004|
|Georgia Tech||1978||3||1985, 1990, 1993|
- a The 1972–73 NC State Wolfpack team was forced to skip postseason play due to an NCAA recruiting infraction. Assistant coach Eddie Biedenbach had played in a pick-up (impromptu) basketball game with David Thompson on a recruiting visit to Raleigh, North Carolina. The Wolfpack finished the season undefeated at 27–0 but forfeited the opportunity to compete for the national championship.
- b The University of Maryland, College Park, left the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014 and is now a member of the Big Ten Conference.
- c The University of South Carolina left the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1971, and it is now a member of the Southeastern Conference.
- d After the 2020 tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACC automatic bid was awarded to regular season winner Florida State
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