2005 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 10–13 in Washington, D.C., at the MCI Center. This was the first time the tournament was played in Washington itself, as the previous ACC Tournaments in the D.C. area were played in suburban Landover, Maryland, at the Capital Centre. Duke won the tournament, defeating Georgia Tech in the championship game. Duke's J.J. Redick won the tournament's Most Valuable Player award.

2005 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
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2005 ACC Tournament logo
ClassificationDivision I
Season2004–05
Teams11
SiteMCI Center
Washington, D.C.
ChampionsDuke (15th title)
Winning coachMike Krzyzewski (9th title)
MVPJ. J. Redick (Duke)
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2004–05 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 North Carolina 14 2   .875     33 4   .892
#5 Wake Forest 13 3   .813     27 6   .818
#3 Duke 11 5   .688     27 6   .818
Virginia Tech 8 8   .500     16 14   .533
#25 Georgia Tech 8 8   .500     20 12   .625
Miami (FL) 7 9   .438     16 13   .552
NC State 7 9   .438     21 14   .600
Maryland 7 9   .438     19 13   .594
Clemson 5 11   .313     16 16   .500
Florida State 4 12   .250     14 15   .483
Virginia 4 12   .250     14 15   .483
2005 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 ACC Tournament was the first, and only, ACC Tournament with 11 teams participating. Conference newcomers Miami and Virginia Tech participated in their first ACC tournament. Their debuts were unsuccessful, as both teams failed to win a game. The tournament expanded to 12 teams the following season, as Boston College joined from the Big East Conference.

Wake Forest's Chris Paul was suspended for his team's quarterfinal game against NC State for punching Julius Hodge in the groin in the season finale between the two teams. NC State took advantage of his absence, defeating Wake Forest en route to the semifinal round.

BracketEdit

  First Round
March 10, 2005
Quarterfinals
March 11, 2005
Semifinals
March 12, 2005
Championship Game
March 13, 2005
                                     
       
  1 #2 North Carolina 88  
    9 Clemson 81  
8 Maryland 72
9 Clemson 84  
  1 #2 North Carolina 75  
  5 Georgia Tech 78  
       
       
  4 Virginia Tech 54
    5 Georgia Tech 73  
     
       
  5 Georgia Tech 64
  3 #3 Duke 69
       
       
  2 #5 Wake Forest 65
    7 NC State 81  
7 NC State 70
10 Florida State 54  
  7 NC State 69
  3 #3 Duke 76  
       
       
  3 #3 Duke 76
    11 Virginia 64  
6 Miami 65
11 Virginia 66  

AP Rankings at time of tournament

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