The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference in which its fifteen member universities compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)’s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions’ athletic programs held in high regard nationally.
The ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament (otherwise known as the ACC Tournament) is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The tournament has been held every year since 1954, the ACC’s first season. 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 men’s basketball tournament.
The Duke Blue Devils and UNC Tar Heels highlight the ACC basketball resume. However, over the last couple of years the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Syracuse Orangehave joined the ACC. No matter the end of season record, the ACC Tournament is always highly competitive.