2011 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
|2011 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament|
2011 ACC Tournament logo
Greensboro, North Carolina
|Champions||Duke Blue Devils (19th title)|
|Winning coach||Mike Krzyzewski (13th title)|
|MVP||Nolan Smith (Duke)|
In contrast to the upset-heavy tournament in 2010 where the 11 and 12 seeds reached the semifinals, there were only two games in the first two rounds in which the lower seed prevailed. Some notable games included the first round game between Miami and Virginia. The Cavaliers held a 10-point lead with 42 seconds left, but the Hurricanes scored 10 straight points at the end of regulation to send the game to overtime, where Miami eventually won. In the quarterfinal game between Florida State and Virginia Tech, the Hokies' Erick Green hit a shot to put Virginia Tech up 1 with 4.7 seconds left. Derwin Kitchen then hit what appeared to be the game-winning shot for the Seminoles, but the shot was waved off after review, and Virginia Tech advanced.
For the first time in 10 years, Duke and North Carolina played each other in the championship game. The top-seeded Tar Heels had come back from double-digit deficits in their victories against Miami and Clemson. Duke started strong as well, scoring the first 8 points and taking a 14-point lead at halftime. However, Duke did not relinquish their lead in the second half, as North Carolina never got closer than 9. Duke won, 75-58, to give the Blue Devils their 19th ACC championship, the most in ACC history. This title also tied Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski with former UNC coach Dean Smith for the most ACC championships, each having won 13.
The ACC implemented a new ticket policy in hopes to sell out more of the Greensboro Coliseum's approximately 23,000 seats. In previous years, each school was allotted an equal number of ticket books for distribution. This left large numbers of tickets unsold as some schools, such as Boston College, Miami, and Florida State, do not have large numbers of fans who make the trip to Greensboro for the tournament. In response, the ACC issued more ticket books to schools who traditionally sold the majority of their ticket books.
|2010–11 ACC men's basketball standings|
|#7 North Carolina||14||–||2||.875||29||–||8||.784|
|#3 Duke †||13||–||3||.813||32||–||5||.865|
|† 2011 ACC Tournament winner |
As of March 27, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll
Teams are seeded based on the final regular season standings, with ties broken under an ACC policy.
|2011 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament seeds|
|4†||Clemson||9–7||20–10||1–0 vs. BC, 1–0 vs. VT|
|5||Boston College||9–7||19–12||2–0 vs. VT, 0–1 vs. CLEM|
|6||Virginia Tech||9–7||19–10||0–1 vs. CLEM, 0–2 vs. BC|
|7||Maryland||7–9||18–13||1–0 vs. FSU|
|8||Virginia||7–9||16–14||0–1 vs. FSU|
|10||North Carolina State||5–11||15–15||1–0 vs. GT|
|11||Georgia Tech||5–11||13–17||0–1 vs. NCSU|
|‡ – ACC tournament No. 1 seed.|
† – Received a bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records are as of the end of the regular season.
|First Round - Thursday, March 10|
|noon||#8 Virginia vs. #9 Miami||Raycom||23,381|
|2:00pm||#5 Boston College vs. #12 Wake Forest||Raycom||23,381|
|7:00pm||#7 Maryland vs. #10 North Carolina State||ESPN2||23,381|
|9:00pm||#6 Virginia Tech vs. #11 Georgia Tech||Raycom||23,381|
|Quarterfinals - Friday, March 11|
|noon||#1 North Carolina vs. #9 Miami||ESPN2/Raycom||23,381|
|2:00pm||#4 Clemson vs. #5 Boston College||ESPN2/Raycom||23,381|
|7:00pm||#2 Duke vs. #7 Maryland||ESPN2/Raycom||23,381|
|9:00pm||#3 Florida State vs. #6 Virginia Tech||ESPN2/Raycom||23,381|
|Semifinals - Saturday, March 12|
|1:00pm||#1 North Carolina vs. #4 Clemson||ESPN/Raycom||23,381|
|3:00pm||#2 Duke vs. #6 Virginia Tech||ESPN/Raycom||23,381|
|Championship Game - Sunday, March 13|
|1:00pm||#1 North Carolina vs.#2 Duke||ESPN/Raycom|
|*Game Times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.|
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
|1||#6 North Carolina||61|
|1||#6 North Carolina||92*|
|1||#6 North Carolina||58|
* Denotes Overtime Game
Awards and honorsEdit
- "New Ticket Policy". newsobserver.com. February 22, 2011. Retrieved February 24, 2011.
- "ACC Standings - 2010-11". ESPN. Retrieved December 27, 2010.
- "2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. Retrieved December 27, 2010.
- "ACC Basketball Tournament Seeding Procedures". TheACC.com. February 26, 2007. Archived from the original on June 11, 2009. Retrieved March 13, 2009.