The days of an ACC Championship Game on Selection Sunday appear to be over.
The ACC Announced today that the Men's Conference Basketball Tournament is switching to a Tuesday to Saturday format.
This would appear to both accommodate the format needed with the expansion to 15 teams as well as give the ACC a prime time championship game.
Greensboro Coliseum – site of 10 Saturday ACC Tournaments finals from 1967 through 1980 – will play host to the event for the 26th overall time in 2015. The tournament will be played at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., in 2016, followed by a two-year run at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2017 and 2018.
The city of Charlotte, N.C., will host for the 13th time in 2019 when the ACC Tournament will be held at Time Warner Cable Arena, and the tournament will return to Greensboro Coliseum in 2020.
The Official Release:
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – The Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament will move to a Tuesday through Saturday format beginning with the 62nd annual event in 2015.
The new tournament schedule, mutually agreed upon by the ACC and ESPN, will feature Friday semifinal games at 7 and 9 p.m. ET, followed by the championship game on Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. All 14 tournament games will continue to be televised nationally by ESPN and the ACC Network.