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|
|Champions||Virginia (1st title)|
|Winning coach||Terry Holland (1st title)|
|MVP||Wally Walker (Virginia)|
|1975–76 ACC men's basketball standings|
|No. 8 North Carolina||11||–||1||.917||25||–||4||.862|
|No. 11 Maryland||7||–||5||.583||22||–||6||.786|
|No. 18 Virginia †||4||–||8||.333||18||–||12||.600|
|† 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.
|1||#4 North Carolina||82|
|1||#4 North Carolina||62|
|3||#17 NC State||63|