1976 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1976 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Landover, Maryland, at the Capital Centre from March 4–6. Virginia defeated North Carolina, 67–62, to win the championship. In doing so, Virginia became the first ACC Tournament champion to defeat three teams ranked by the AP poll on their way to the championship.

1976 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season1975–76
Teams7
SiteCapital Centre
Landover, Maryland
ChampionsVirginia (1st title)
Winning coachTerry Holland (1st title)
MVPWally Walker (Virginia)
← 1975
1977 →
1975–76 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 8 North Carolina 11 1   .917     25 4   .862
No. 11 Maryland 7 5   .583     22 6   .786
NC State 7 5   .583     21 9   .700
Clemson 5 7   .417     18 10   .643
Wake Forest 5 7   .417     17 10   .630
No. 18 Virginia 4 8   .333     18 12   .600
Duke 3 9   .250     13 14   .481
1976 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

This was the first ACC Tournament ever to be held outside the state of North Carolina, and only the third time that a team from outside that state won the tournament (Maryland in 1958, South Carolina in 1971).

Wally Walker of Virginia was named the tournament MVP.

BracketEdit

Quarterfinals
March 4
Semifinals
March 5
Championship Game
March 6
         
1 #4 North Carolina 82
4 Clemson 74
4 Clemson 76
5 Wake Forest 63
1 #4 North Carolina 62
6 Virginia 67
2 #9 Maryland 80OT
7 Duke 78
2 #9 Maryland 65
6 Virginia 73
3 #17 NC State 63
6 Virginia 75

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