ACC Women's Basketball Tournament

The ACC Women's Basketball Tournament is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The tournament has been held every year since 1978, several years before the first NCAA championships for women. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship.

ACC Women's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
ACC Women's Basketball Tournament 2009.png
2009 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament logo
SportCollege basketball
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Number of teams15
FormatSingle-elimination tournament
Current stadiumGreensboro Coliseum
Current locationGreensboro, North Carolina
Played1978–present
Last contest2019
Current championNotre Dame
Most championshipsMaryland (10)
TV partner(s)CSN, FS Florida, FS South, NESN
Official websitetheACC.com

Championship game resultsEdit

Date Winner Runner-up Result Site Attendance
February 11, 1978 #2 Maryland #1 NC State 89–82 University Hall,
Charlottesville, Virginia
1,500
February 10, 1979 #1 Maryland #2 NC State 75–73 Reynolds Coliseum,
Raleigh, North Carolina
3,500
February 10, 1980 #1 NC State #2 Maryland 85–75 Cole Field House,
College Park, Maryland
N/A
February 14, 1981 #3 Maryland #4 NC State 64–63 Littlejohn Coliseum,
Clemson, South Carolina
300
February 28, 1982 #3 Maryland #4 Clemson 93–81 Reynolds Coliseum,
Raleigh, North Carolina
500
March 6, 1983 #3 Maryland #1 NC State 84–81 Civic Center,
Fayetteville, North Carolina
2,134
March 4, 1984 #5 North Carolina #3 NC State 99–76 Civic Center,
Fayetteville, North Carolina
3,733
March 3, 1985 #1 NC State #2 North Carolina 81–80 Civic Center,
Fayetteville, North Carolina
3,907
March 3, 1986 #5 Maryland #2 North Carolina 92–74 Civic Center,
Fayetteville, North Carolina
2,632
March 2, 1987 #2 NC State #1 Virginia 57–56 Civic Center,
Fayetteville, North Carolina
2,987
March 7, 1988 #2 Maryland #1 Virginia 76–70 Civic Center,
Fayetteville, North Carolina
1,223
March 6, 1989 #1 Maryland #2 NC State 73–57 Civic Center,
Fayetteville, North Carolina
2,975
March 5, 1990 #2 Virginia #1 NC State 67–64 OT Civic Center,
Fayetteville, North Carolina
2,765
March 4, 1991 #3 NC State #4 Clemson 84–61 Civic Center,
Fayetteville, North Carolina
4,102
March 9, 1992 #1 Virginia #7 Georgia Tech 70–69 Winthrop Coliseum,
Rock Hill, South Carolina
4,154
March 8, 1993 #1 Virginia #2 Maryland 106–103 3OT Winthrop Coliseum,
Rock Hill, South Carolina
3,716
March 7, 1994 #2 North Carolina #1 Virginia 77–60 Winthrop Coliseum,
Rock Hill, South Carolina
4,386
March 5, 1995 #2 North Carolina #4 Duke 95–70 Winthrop Coliseum,
Rock Hill, South Carolina
5,724
March 3, 1996 #4 Clemson #2 Duke 71–54 Winthrop Coliseum,
Rock Hill, South Carolina
5,067
March 2, 1997 #1 North Carolina #6 Clemson 62–58 Independence Arena,
Charlotte, North Carolina
5,543
March 1, 1998 #4 North Carolina #2 Clemson 81–50 Independence Arena,
Charlotte, North Carolina
5,534
March 1, 1999 #4 Clemson #3 North Carolina 87–72 Independence Arena,
Charlotte, North Carolina
6,021
March 6, 2000 #2 Duke #5 North Carolina 79–76 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 8,090
March 5, 2001 #1 Duke #3 NC State 57–45 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 8,933
March 4, 2002 #1 Duke #2 North Carolina 87–80 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 9,204
March 10, 2003 #1 Duke #2 North Carolina 77–59 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 11,127
March 8, 2004 #1 Duke #2 North Carolina 63–47 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 11,466
March 7, 2005 #1 North Carolina #2 Duke 88–67 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 11,578 *
March 5, 2006 #1 North Carolina #3 Maryland 91–80 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 10,746
March 4, 2007 #2 North Carolina #4 NC State 60–54 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 11,538
March 9, 2008 #1 North Carolina #3 Duke 86–73 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 11,132
March 8, 2009 #1 Maryland #3 Duke 92–89 OT Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 9,943
March 7, 2010 #1 Duke #6 NC State 70–60 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 9,432
March 6, 2011 #1 Duke #6 North Carolina 81–67 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 9,890
March 4, 2012 #3 Maryland #4 Georgia Tech 68–65 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 9,122
March 10, 2013 #1 Duke #3 North Carolina 92–73 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 8,166
March 9, 2014 #1 Notre Dame #2 Duke 69–53 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 8,190
March 8, 2015 #1 Notre Dame #2 Florida State 71–58 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 6,874
March 6, 2016 #1 Notre Dame #3 Syracuse 68–57 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 5,017
March 5, 2017 #1 Notre Dame #3 Duke 84–61 HTC Center,
Conway, South Carolina
3,600
March 4, 2018 #1 Louisville #2 Notre Dame 74–72 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 7,424
March 10, 2019 #1 Notre Dame #2 Louisville 99-79 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina 10,104

* record attendance.

Tournament Most Valuable PlayersEdit

Year Player School
1978 Tara Heiss Maryland
1979 Kris Kirchner Maryland
1980 Genia Beasley NC State
1981 Barbara Kennedy Clemson
1982 Marcia Richardson Maryland
Barbara Kennedy Clemson
1983 Linda Page NC State
Jasmina Perazić Maryland
1984 Tresa Brown North Carolina
1985 Dawn Royster North Carolina
1986 Deanna Tate Maryland
1987 Donna Holt Virginia
1988 Deanna Tate Maryland
1989 Vicky Bullett Maryland
1990 Andrea Stinson NC State
1991 Sharon Manning NC State
1992 Dawn Staley Virginia
1993 Heather Burge Virginia
1994 Charlotte Smith North Carolina
1995 Charlotte Smith North Carolina
1996 Laura Cottrell Clemson
1997 Marion Jones North Carolina
1998 Tracy Reid North Carolina
1999 Itoro Umoh Clemson
2000 Nikki Teasley North Carolina
2001 Georgia Schweitzer Duke
2002 Monique Currie Duke
2003 Iciss Tillis Duke
2004 Iciss Tillis Duke
2005 Ivory Latta North Carolina
2006 Ivory Latta North Carolina
2007 Ivory Latta North Carolina
2008 Erlana Larkins North Carolina
2009 Marissa Coleman Maryland
2010 Jasmine Thomas Duke
2011 Jasmine Thomas Duke
2012 Alyssa Thomas Maryland
2013 Alexis Jones Duke
2014 Jewell Loyd Notre Dame
2015 Jewell Loyd Notre Dame
2016 Madison Cable Notre Dame
2017 Lindsay Allen Notre Dame
2018 Myisha Hines-Allen Louisville
2019 Jackie Young Notre Dame

Performance by schoolEdit

Italics indicate a school no longer in the conference.

School Winner Runner-up First tournament
Maryland 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 2009, 2012 (10) 1980, 1993, 2006 (3) 1978
North Carolina 1984, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (9) 1985, 1986, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2013 (9) 1978
Duke 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2013 (8) 1995, 1996, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2017 (7) 1978
Notre Dame 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 (5) 2018 (1) 2014
NC State 1980, 1985, 1987, 1991 (4) 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2001, 2007, 2010 (11) 1978
Virginia 1990, 1992, 1993 (3) 1987, 1988, 1994 (3) 1978
Clemson 1996, 1999 (2) 1982, 1991, 1997, 1998 (4) 1978
Louisville 2018 (1) 2019 (1) 2015
Georgia Tech   1992, 2012 (2) 1980
Florida State   2015 (1) 1992
Syracuse   2016 (1) 2014
Wake Forest     1978
Miami     2005
Virginia Tech     2005
Boston College     2006
Pittsburgh     2014

Wake Forest reached the semifinals in 1986, 1988, and 2012; Boston College reached the semifinals in 2010; Miami reached the semifinals in 2011, 2016, and 2017; Virginia Tech reached the quarterfinals in 2006, 2007, 2015, and 2018; Pittsburgh reached the 2nd round in 2015 and 2016.

Tournament sitesEdit

Years Arena Location
1978 (1) University Hall Charlottesville, Virginia
1979, 1982 (2) Reynolds Coliseum Raleigh, North Carolina
1980 (1) Cole Field House College Park, Maryland
1981 (1) Littlejohn Coliseum Clemson, South Carolina
1983–1991 (9) Civic Center Fayetteville, North Carolina
1992–1996 (5) Winthrop Coliseum Rock Hill, South Carolina
1997–1999 (3) Independence Arena Charlotte, North Carolina
2000–2016, 2018— (17*) Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, North Carolina
2017 (1) HTC Center Conway, South Carolina

On May 15, 2014, it was announced that the tournament will be held in Greensboro through 2022. However, the ACC moved the 2017 tournament to the Myrtle Beach area as part of an all conference political protest against North Carolina's Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act.[1][2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ WFMY News 2 [@WFMY] (15 May 2014). "JUST IN #Greensboro Coliseum will host @theACC Women's Basketball Tournament through 2022" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaw/2016/10/12/acc-moves-womens-basketball-tournament-to-south-carolina/91940206/