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The 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 10-13, 2005 in Washington, D.C. at the MCI Center. This was the first time the tournament was played inside The Nation's Capital, as all of the previous ACC Tournaments in the D.C. area were played in suburban Landover, MD at the Capital Center. Duke won the tournament, defeating Georgia Tech in the championship game. Duke's J.J. Redick won the tournament's Most Valuable Player award.

North Carolina came in as the top-seeded team. However, they lost in the semifinal to Georgia Tech.

The 2005 ACC Tournament was the first, and only, ACC Tournament with 11 teams participating. Conference newcomers Miami and Virginia Tech participated in their first ACC tournament. Their debuts were unsuccessful, as both teams failed to win a game. The tournament would expand to 12 teams for the following season, as Boston College would join from the Big East Conference.

Wake Forest's Chris Paul was suspended for his team's quarterfinal game against NC State for punching Julius Hodge in the groin in the season finale between the two teams. NC State took advantage of his absence, defeating Wake Forest en route to the semifinal round.


  First Round
March 10, 2005
March 11, 2005
March 12, 2005
Championship Game
March 13, 2005
  1  North Carolina 88  
    9  Clemson 81  
8  Maryland 72
9  Clemson 84  
  1  North Carolina 75  
  5  Georgia Tech 78  
  4  Virginia Tech 54
    5  Georgia Tech 73  
  5  Georgia Tech 64
  3  Duke 69
  2  Wake Forest 65
    7  NC State 81  
7  NC State 70
10  Florida State 54  
  7  NC State 69
  3  Duke 76  
  3  Duke 76
    11  Virginia 64  
6  Miami 65
11  Virginia 66  

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