The ACC is set to become the first major conference to begin its postseason tournament, setting in motion what could be one of the most compelling storylines ahead of the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
While teams such as Florida State, Virginia and Virginia Tech have already secured their bids to make March Madness, traditional blue bloods such as Syracuse, North Carolina and Duke need strong tournament runs to secure their bid to the NCAA Tournament. In the case of the Blue Devils, it’s possible nothing short of a tournament championship will secure them their bid.
Welcome to life amid the COVID-19 pandemic, where college basketball’s bluest of blue bloods are at risk of not even making the tournament.
With that, here is a complete breakdown of the 2021 ACC Tournament, from brackets to TV information and schedules:
ACC Tournament bracket 2021
|No. 1||Virginia||17-6 (13-4)|
|No. 2||Florida State||15-5 (11-4)|
|No. 3||Virginia Tech||15-5 (9-4)|
|No. 4||Georgia Tech||15-8 (11-6)|
|No. 5||Clemson||16-6 (10-6)|
|No. 6||North Carolina||16-9 (10-6)|
|No. 7||Louisville||13-6 (8-5)|
|No. 8||Syracuse||15-8 (9-7)|
|No. 9||N.C. State||13-9 (9-8)|
|No. 10||Duke||11-11 (9-9)|
|No. 11||Notre Dame||10-14 (7-11)|
|No. 12||Pitt||10-11 (6-10)|
|No. 13||Miami||8-16 (4-15)|
|No. 14||Wake Forest||6-15 (3-15)|
|No. 15||Boston College||4-15 (2-11)|
Odds to win ACC Tournament
Florida State enters with the best odds to win the 2021 ACC Tournament at +250. Virginia is a close second at +350 odds, followed by Louisville, North Carolina and Virginia Tech, all at +500 odds.
Despite their subpar seasons, traditional blue bloods North Carolina (+500) and Duke (+1400) have the third- and sixth-best odds to win the 2021 ACC Tournament — a nod to the talent present on both teams. Still, it’s likely both teams need deep runs — In the Blue Devils’ case, maybe even tournament title — to secure an NCAA Tournament bid. If they can’t secure invites, it would be the first time since 1974 that neither team was a tournament team. So, no pressure.
Below are the full odds to win the 2021 ACC Tournament:
How to watch the ACC Tournament live
The 2021 ACC Tournament will air entirely on the ESPN family of networks: ESPN, ESPN2 and the ACC Network. Streaming options include ESPN.com and fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
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2021 ACC Tournament schedule
The 2021 ACC Tournament will begin Tuesday, March 9, and run through Saturday, March 13.
The broadcasting team of Sean McDonough and Cory Alexander will call the entire first round before splitting duties with Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas in the second and quarterfinal rounds. McDonough and Alexander will call the first two games of each respective round, while Shulman and Bilas will call the final two. The latter team will call each of the semifinal games as well as the championship. Allison Williams will serve as the courtside reporter for the entire tournament.
Below is the full tournament schedule:
Winning teams in bold
*Indicates game uncontested due to COVID-19 issues
Round 1: Tuesday, March 9
|Game 1: No. 13 Miami 79, No. 12 Pitt 73|
|Game 2: No. 10 Duke 86, No. 15 Boston College 51|
|Game 3: No. 11 Notre Dame 80, No. 14 Wake Forest 77|
Round 2: Wednesday, March 10
|Game 4: No. 8 Syracuse 89, No. 9 N.C. State 68|
|Game 5: No. 13 Miami 67, No. 5 Clemson 64|
|Game 6: No. 10 Duke 70, No. 7 Louisville 56|
|Game 7: No. 6 North Carolina 101, No. 11 Notre Dame 59|
Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 11
|Game 8: No. 1 Virginia 72, No. 8 Syracuse 69|
|Game 9: No. 4 Georgia Tech 70, No. 13 Miami 66|
|Game 10: No. 2 Florida State, No. 10 Duke (uncontested)*|
|Game 11: No. 6 North Carolina 81, No. 3 Virginia Tech 73|
Semifinals: Friday, March 12
|Game 12: No. 4 Georgia Tech, No. 1 Virginia (uncontested)*|
|Game 13: No. 2 Florida State 69, No. 6 North Carolina 66|
ACC championship game: Saturday, March 13
|Time (ET)||TV (national)|
|Game 14: No. 4 Georgia Tech vs. No. 2 Florida State||8:30 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|