The Acc Basketball tournament is a basketball tournament is among the most well known sporting events in the United States Of America. It Is also known as the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament. The ACC has an official downloadable bracket and is largely referred to as a basketball powerhouse
The tournament started in 1954 one year after the creation of the conference and has a total of 15 teams. The first game was between Wake forest and Carolina State .North Carolina State emerged as the winner. North Carolina State won the ACC basketball tournament for the first consecutive seventeen years with just one exception in 1958 when Maryland won much to the disappointment of North Carolina State fans and team members.
The current stadium for the tournament is Greensboro Coliseum located in Greensboro NC. Single elimination is used in the tournament. Regular season history or records determines the seed in which a team is placed. Usually the winner is crowned or declared a conference champion and the reigning champion is Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The conference champion gets a bid which is automatic to the basketball tournament known as the NCAA basketball tournament for men .In the tournament, each team in the conference is pit against one another. Seeding of teams is done from number 1 to 15 and the first four seeds achieve first-round byes. The ACC has produced many final four teams. The Duke Blue Devils have a total of nineteen hence the most championships recorded followed by North Carolina Tar Heels with Seventeen championships. The tournament features a lot of live entertainment, appearances by mascots, novelty station, appearances by ACC basketball legends, games which are interactive, a legit tournament merchandise store. It is an event filled with lots of fun activities for all attendees including families. Also available are daily giveaways. You do not have to worry about being hungry when in the tournament because there are a lot of venues for foods and drinks. Teams have a strong interest in winning large bids. Another important achievement for a team is getting to play in the NCAA tournament.
ACC basketball tournament teams
The ACC basketball tournament has a lot of teams including; Clemson Tigers,Boston College eagles, Duke Blue Devils, Florida-State Seminols, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets,NC State Wolfpack,Miami Hurricanes, North Carolina’s Tar Heels, Notre-Dame fighting irish who are the reigning champions,Syracuse Orange, Pittsburg PanthersVirginia Cavaliers, Virginia Tech Hockies and Wake-Forest demon Deacons.
ACC basketball tournament tickets
People who want the tournament may buy tickets at ticket master online after the ACC confirms if the tickets are available on the site. Fans buy tournament tickets instead of individual game. For Opening Day’ , ticket holders are usually advised to visit the ACC FanFest before the first game. The FanFest is the Pavilion. Price for the tickets can vary but the ones for the 2015 ACC tournament were at 30 dollars each for the reserved seats and 20 dollars for general admission tickets. If one is going there just as a spectator, you can buy a ticket as you want. However for those who are fans of a specific team, it is better to wait until you are sure of what seed your team will be in, before you buy a ticket. You can get tickets for the 2016 ACC basketball tournament at ww.vividseats.com among many other sites
Where to find the ACC Basketball Tournament Schedule
As soon as the ACC Basketball Tournament avails the schedule, it is listed and Ticketmaster online and ticket city posts them. The tournament has a total of two sessions and each session consists of two games apart from the last game which is known as the championship game. Usually, the gates are opened one to two hours prior to the first game in every session. Attending this tournament will give you an opportunity to watch the best and most entertaining games. The best way to watch these games is to buy the tickets early.
2015-2015 ACC Men’s basketball schedule
The 63rd annual ACC tournament will take place the 8th of March 2016 through Saturday, the 12th of March at Verizon Centre, Washington D.C. This was announced on the second of September 2015 by John Swofford who is the commissioner.CBS sports, regional sports, the ACC network and the ESPN Network will air all the 135 regular-season and all the fourteen ACC tournament games the throughout the country. The seventeenth annual big ten/ACC challenge will take place this year therefore highlighting 2015’s slate. The event, which will take place on starting from November 2015-2nd December, will be covered by ESPN Networks.
All the fourteen games will be aired by ESPN Network and also the ACC Network. On the evening of Saturday the 12th, the primetime championship game will be aired at 9p.m on the same networks .The ACC will participate in Big Monday and this will serve as an important part in the conference schedule. This will be it’s third consecutive year participating in Big Monday. Starting from the 4th of January, eight of the ACC games. Between the 18th of January and the 29thof February, more Acc games will be shown consecutively on the same networks. All the Big Monday games constituting an ACC team will begin at 7 p.m and will be shown nationally on ESPN.
ACC players selected for NBA draft 2015
The Atlantic Coast Conference has a total of 12 players chosen in the NBA draft;
1/3 Jahlil Oakfor, Philadelphia ,Duke
1/21 Justin Anderson, Dallas, Virginia
1/19 Jerian grant Washington, Notre dame
1/10 Justice Winslow , Duke, Miami
2/58 J.P. Tokoto, Philadelphia ,North Carolina
1/29 Chris McCullough, Minnesota, Syracuse
2/32 Montrezl Harell, Houston, Louisville
1/16 Rozier Terry ,Boston ,Louisville
2/42 Hanlan Olivier, Utah ,Boston College
2/36 Christmas Rakeem ,Minnesota ,Syracuse
2/41 Pat Connaugton, Brooklyn , Notre Dame
1/10 Justise Winslow, Miami ,Duke
This includes section one to thirty two. Rows are lettered for sections at midcourt from A-D followed by AA to XX .At sections 125 and 109 is where midcourt is located. Behind the baskets are other sections including section 132, 102 , 116,117,118 and 101
These include 201 section and 240 section of the Stadium. At the beginning of the sections are rows A to Z , followed by AAA,BBB,CCC e.t.c. If you want to spend less money in the championship, this is the level to occupy.