2018 ACC Basketball Tournament
While the ACC Men’s Basketball regular season title is something that each team seeks when the season begins, it’s the ACC Conference tournament that really matters when all is said and done. Since its inception in 1954, the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament has been one to watch every season. A hard-fought overtime matchup between North Carolina State and Wake Forest went in favor of NC State, setting up over 60 years of exciting tournaments to follow. While NC State took home four titles in the first six seasons of the ACC Tourney, it’s been the Duke Blue Devils that have been the most consistent and dominant team in the ACC Tournament. The Blue Devils hold the honors for most title wins to date with 20.
Often the most exciting conference in the NCAA, the ACC is home to teams like North Carolina, Duke, Florida State, and Notre Dame, all of who made the 2016-17 season extremely entertaining. The exciting ACC season led up to the ACC tournament’s championship game, which saw the Duke Blue Devils beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 75-69, earning the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Duke’s Luke Kennard was the tournament’s MVP, leading Duke to its 20th ACC title and Coach K’s 15th.
The 2017-18 ACC Basketball Tournament should see these top teams fighting for the title and the conference’s automatic bid, with Duke and North Carolina looking like the favorites to take it. The tournament will take place in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center from March 6-March 10, 2018.