ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
The ACC men's basketball tournament is the conference championship for the Atlantic Coast Conference. It has been held each year since 1954, one year after the conference's creation. Its history has been dominated by three schools in the Triangle of North Carolina, though eight schools have won the tournament.
The winner of the tournament receives the ACC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and is dubbed the conference champion. In 2012, Florida State won its first ACC Tournament title.
The ACC Tournament began in 1954, one year after the ACC was formed. The inaugural championship was won by N.C. State, which beat Wake Forest, 82-80. N.C. State went on to win the next two titles, as well, and began to cement the state of North Carolina's hold on the title.
That continued during the next decade, as Duke and North Carolina each won the title four times between 1957 and 1970 -- North Carolina's 1957 win punctuated with an NCAA Tournament title, as well. Wake Forest also won two championships during that time, N.C. State won one, and Maryland -- the only school outside of N.C. to win in the tournament's first 17 years -- won in 1958.
South Carolina -- one of the founding members of the ACC -- won its sole title in 1971 before leaving to join the Southeastern Conference. Then began a period of domination by the Tar Heels, led by such players as Bob McAdoo, Phil Ford, Sam Perkins, James Worthy and Michael Jordan. UNC won titles in 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981 and 1982. The Tar Heels also won the national title in 1982.
N.C. State won two of the tournaments between the Tar Heels' titles, in 1973 and 1974. Both wins came over Maryland, in 1974 in a 103-100 overtime victory. That match-up has since become known as one of the best games in college hoops history, and it also is considered instrumental in forcing the NCAA to expand its tournament from 16 bids to 32, allowing more than one team from each conference to participate. N.C. State went on to upset Bill Walton's UCLA in the Final Four and win the national title that year.
Virginia won its only ACC title in 1976, and Georgia Tech won its first in 1985. Though the Tar Heels dominated the late 1970s and early 1980s, N.C. State regained the title in 1983 and again shocked the world with another NCAA championship. Duke also won its first title in 12 years in 1978, winning against in 1980, 1986 and 1988.
The 1990s and 2000s saw the arrival of more teams to the ACC, including Florida State, Boston College, Miami and Virginia Tech. But the domination by the North Carolina schools continued. Georgia Tech won another two titles, in 1990 and 1993, but the North Carolina Tar Heels continued to succeed -- four titles between 1991 and 1998. Wake Forest also earned its first title since 1962, winning in 1995 and 1996 on the backs of Tim Duncan and Randolph Childress.
Duke won in 1992 and then was shut out of the title game until 1998, when it lost to the Tar Heels. But starting in 1999, the Blue Devils won five straight ACC titles, over Maryland, North Carolina and N.C. State. Duke lost to Maryland in 2004 but regained its championship in 2002 and 2003 -- marking nine straight championship games for the Blue Devils, seven of those successful.
North Carolina returned to the top spot in 2007 and 2008, while Duke once again took the titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Duke sits atop ACC history with 19 titles, while the Tar Heels are close behind with 17. N.C. State's 10 make 46 wins out of 58 for the Triangle schools. Clemson is the only inaugural ACC school without a championship to date, though BC, Virginia Tech, Miami and Florida State also never have won.
ACC Tournament Year-by-Year Results
|2012||Florida State||85-82||North Carolina||Michael Snaer||Philips Arena|
|2010||Duke||65-61||Georgia Tech||Kyle Singler||Greensboro Coliseum|
|2009||Duke||79-69||Florida State||Jon Scheyer||Georgia Dome|
|2008||North Carolina||86-81||Clemson||Tyler Hansbrough||Charlotte Bobcats Arena|
|2007||North Carolina||89-80||NC State||Brandan Wright||St. Pete Times Forum|
|2006||Duke||78-76||Boston College||J. J. Redick||Greensboro Coliseum|
|2005||Duke||69-64||Georgia Tech||J. J. Redick||MCI Center|
|2004||Maryland||95-87 (OT)||Duke||John Gilchrist||Greensboro Coliseum|
|2003||Duke||84-77||NC State||Daniel Ewing||Greensboro Coliseum|
|2002||Duke||91-61||NC State||Carlos Boozer||Charlotte Coliseum|
|2001||Duke||79-53||North Carolina||Shane Battier||Georgia Dome|
|2000||Duke||81-68||Maryland||Jason Williams||Charlotte Coliseum|
|1999||Duke||96-73||North Carolina||Elton Brand||Charlotte Coliseum|
|1998||North Carolina||83-68||Duke||Antawn Jamison||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1997||North Carolina||64-54||NC State||Shammond Williams||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1996||Wake Forest||75-74||Georgia Tech||Tim Duncan||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1995||Wake Forest||82-80 (OT)||North Carolina||Randolph Childress||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1994||North Carolina||73-66||Virginia||Jerry Stackhouse||Charlotte Coliseum|
|1993||Georgia Tech||77-75||North Carolina||James Forrest||Charlotte Coliseum|
|1992||Duke||94-74||North Carolina||Christian Laettner||Charlotte Coliseum|
|1991||North Carolina||96-74||Duke||Rick Fox||Charlotte Coliseum|
|1990||Georgia Tech||70-61||Virginia||Brian Oliver||Charlotte Coliseum|
|1989||North Carolina||77-74||Duke||J.R. Reid||The Omni|
|1988||Duke||65-61||North Carolina||Danny Ferry||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1987||NC State||68-67||North Carolina||Vinny Del Negro||Capital Centre|
|1986||Duke||68-67||Georgia Tech||Johnny Dawkins||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1985||Georgia Tech||57-54||North Carolina||Mark Price||The Omni|
|1984||Maryland||74-62||Duke||Len Bias||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1983||NC State||81-78||Virginia||Sidney Lowe||The Omni|
|1982||North Carolina||47-45||Virginia||James Worthy||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1981||North Carolina||61-60||Maryland||Sam Perkins||Capital Centre|
|1980||Duke||73-72||Maryland||Albert King||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1979||North Carolina||71-63||Duke||Dudley Bradley||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1978||Duke||85-77||Wake Forest||Jim Spanarkel||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1977||North Carolina||75-69||Virginia||John Kuester||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1976||Virginia||67-62||North Carolina||Wally Walker||Capital Centre|
|1975||North Carolina||70-66||NC State||Phil Ford||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1974||NC State||103-100 (OT)||Maryland||Tommy Burleson||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1973||NC State||76-74||Maryland||Tommy Burleson||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1972||North Carolina||73-64||Maryland||Bob McAdoo||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1971||South Carolina||52-51||North Carolina||John Roche||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1970||NC State||42-39 (2 OT)||South Carolina||Vann Williford||Charlotte Coliseum|
|1969||North Carolina||85-74||Duke||Charlie Scott||Charlotte Coliseum|
|1968||North Carolina||87-50||NC State||Larry Miller||Charlotte Coliseum|
|1967||North Carolina||82-73||Duke||Larry Miller||Greensboro Coliseum|
|1966||Duke||71-66||NC State||Steve Vacendak||Reynolds Coliseum|
|1965||NC State||91-85||Duke||Larry Worsley||Reynolds Coliseum|
|1964||Duke||80-59||Wake Forest||Jeff Mullins||Reynolds Coliseum|
|1963||Duke||71-66||Wake Forest||Art Heyman||Reynolds Coliseum|
|1962||Wake Forest||77-68||Clemson||Len Chappell||Reynolds Coliseum|
|1961||Wake Forest||96-81||Duke||Len Chappell||Reynolds Coliseum|
|1960||Duke||64-59||Wake Forest||Doug Kistler||Reynolds Coliseum|
|1959||NC State||80-56||North Carolina||Lou Pucillo||Reynolds Coliseum|
|1958||Maryland||86-75||North Carolina||Nick Davis||Reynolds Coliseum|
|1957||North Carolina||95-75||South Carolina||Lennie Rosenbluth||Reynolds Coliseum|
|1956||NC State||76-54||Wake Forest||Vic Molodet||Reynolds Coliseum|
|1955||NC State||87-77||Duke||Ron Shavlik||Reynolds Coliseum|
|1954||NC State||82-80 (OT)||Wake Forest||Dickie Hemric||Reynolds Coliseum|
2013 ACC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
|1||Boston College 84, Georgia Tech 64||Recap|
|2||NC State 80, Virginia Tech 63||Recap|
|3||Maryland 75, Wake Forest 62||Recap|
|4||Florida State 73, Clemson 69||Recap|
|5||Miami 69, Boston College 58||Recap|
|6||NC State 75, Virginia 56||Recap|
|7||Maryland 83, Duke 74||Recap|
|8||North Carolina 83, Florida State 62||Recap|
|9||Miami 81, NC State 71||Recap|
|10||North Carolina 79, Maryland 76||Recap|
|11||Miami 87, North Carolina 77||Recap|
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