ACCT Title Game Moves to Saturday

ESPN:

The ACC will move its conference tournament title game to Saturday night after being a Sunday final on the day of the NCAA tournament selections since 1982.

The conference announced the scheduling change Tuesday from its spring meetings in Amelia Island, Florida.

The ACC tournament will be in Greensboro, N.C., in 2015, Washington D.C. in 2016 and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2017 and 2018. The 2019 ACC tournament will be held in Charlotte before it goes back to Greensboro in 2020.

The ACC tournament will run a Tuesday-Saturday format, meaning the league’s regular season will end on the previous Saturday instead of Sunday. There will be three first-round games on Tuesday of Championship week, four second-round games on Wednesday, four quarterfinal games on Thursday before the semifinals Friday and the Saturday championship game.

The Sunday final not only can cause headaches for the selection committee but also be a problem for schools that have to travel quickly for the NCAA tournament on Tuesday for a Thursday-Saturday regional.

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    StateFans
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    ESPN: The ACC will move its conference tournament title game to Saturday night after being a Sunday final on the day of the NCAA tournament selections
    [See the full post at: ACCT Title Game Moves to Saturday]

    #51912

    PoppaJohn
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    Hmmm, this makes a ton of sense! Puts the game in prime time Saturday night. Gives an extra day off for those who might play early in the NCAAT.

    Now about that new logo ….

    #51914

    BJD95
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    Makes ACCT Friday a lot less fun. But it does make sense. And they tourney mystique is long gone anyway.

    #51919

    Wulfpack
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    This is great. Primetime Saturday night final, giving the boys time to get back to campus for the Selection Show and rest. And semifinal Friday night is must see tv.

    #51921

    Wulfpack
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    Gott and Roy are both big fans of the new format. See videos here:

    http://m.charlotteobserver.com/?cu=spreed%3A%2F16408957%2F34623477

    #51923

    13OT
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    Now that we’ve gone back to an earlier beginning of the ACCT, perhaps the Wolfpack and Wake brass can request that they be allowed to play each other in the season finale like they used to, so that they won’t have a long travel weekend to BC or Miami on Sunday and then have to leave on Monday for the ACCT.

    This would give the Pack and Deacs, who will surely be playing on Tuesday or Wednesday, an extra day to rest before having to hit the road again.

    #51940

    LRM
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    The regular season will end on Saturday now, presumably with the Blues on ESPN primetime.

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