Source: ACC, Barclays have deal

Updated: March 26, 2014, 12:42 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The ACC tournament will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2017-18 after the Atlantic 10 agreed to move out of its contract a year early, it was officially announced Wednesday.

The A-10 agreed to the deal in exchange for a three-year commitment to hold its tournament at Barclays beginning in 2019 and annual nonconference doubleheaders between ACC and A-10 teams.

The Barclays Center will host the nonconference doubleheaders between ACC and A-10 teams, likely in December. The doubleheaders would start in the 2015-16 season and there would be one per year.

The A-10 is seeking a home for its 2017 and 2018 tournaments and will look at venues in its geographic footprint. Possibilities include Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and now Charlotte with the addition of Davidson as a member in 2014-15.

The ACC tournament will be held in Greensboro, N.C., in 2015 and Washington, D.C., in 2016.

The A-10 will still hold its tournament at the Barclays in 2015 and 2016.

The ACC has a more northern/former Big East footprint with Syracuse, Pitt, Notre Dame and Louisville joining Boston College. Duke and North Carolina have traditionally drawn well in the New York City-area.

Andy Katz | email

Senior Writer, ESPN.com

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