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The 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, the culmination of the 2008–09 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season and a part of the 2008-09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, took place from March 12–March 15, 2009, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The tournament was broadcast on the ESPN family of networks, along with Raycom Sports in the ACC footprint. Both broadcasters had the games available in HD.

The championship game matched Duke against Florida State, who made its first appearance in the ACC championship game since it joined the league in 1992.[1] Duke won 79–69, for its 8th conference title in 11 years.[2] As champion, Duke received the ACC's automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Tournament.

Schedule[]

Session Game Time Matchup# Television Attendance
First Round - Thursday, March 12
1
1
Noon #8 Virginia Tech vs #9 Miami Raycom
26,352
2
2:00PM #5 Clemson vs #12 Georgia Tech Raycom
2
3
7:00PM #7 Maryland vs #10 NC State Raycom/ESPN2
26,352
4
9:00PM #6 Boston College vs #11 Virginia Raycom
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 13
3
5
Noon #1 North Carolina vs #8 Virginia Tech Raycom/ESPN2
6
2:00PM #4 Florida State vs #12 Georgia Tech Raycom/ESPN2
4
7
7:00PM #2 Wake Forest vs #7 Maryland Raycom/ESPN2
8
9:00PM #3 Duke vs #6 Boston College Raycom/ESPN2
Semifinals - Saturday, March 14
5
9
1:30PM #1 North Carolina vs #4 Florida State Raycom/ESPN
10
4:00PM #7 Maryland vs #3 Duke Raycom/ESPN
Championship Game - Sunday, March 15
6
11
1:00PM #4 Florida State vs #3 Duke Raycom/ESPN
Game Times in EDT. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Seeding[]

Template:2008–09 ACC men's basketball standings Teams were seeded based on the final regular-season standings, with ties broken under an ACC policy.[3]

Wake Forest and Duke split their regular-season games, each winning one. Wake Forest was awarded the second seed for its better record against top-seeded North Carolina: Wake won its only game, while Duke lost both games.

By finishing fourth in the conference, Florida State joined North Carolina, Duke and Wake Forest as teams that received a first-round bye in the tournament. It was the first time that the Seminoles had earned a bye since joining the conference in time for the 1991-92 season.[4]

Clemson received the fifth seed because it beat Boston College in their only meeting.

The three-way tie among Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Miami was broken based on the record of games played among the three teams. Maryland received the seventh seed for having the best winning percentage (2–1), Virginia Tech received the eighth seed (1–1), and Miami received the ninth seed (1–2).

Bracket[]

  First Round
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 13, 2009
Semifinals
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Championship Game
Sunday, March 15, 2009
                                     
        
  1  North Carolina (#1) 79  
    8  Virginia Tech 76  
8  Virginia Tech 65
9  Miami 47  
  1  North Carolina (#1) 70  
  4  Florida State (#22) 73  
        
        
  4  Florida State (#22) 64
    12  Georgia Tech 62  
5  Clemson (#17) 81
12  Georgia Tech 86  
  4  Florida State (#22) 69
  3  Duke (#9) 79
        
        
  2  Wake Forest (#8) 64
    7  Maryland 75  
7  Maryland 74
10  NC State 69  
  7  Maryland 61
  3  Duke (#9) 67  
        
        
  3  Duke (#9) 66
    6  Boston College 65  
6  Boston College 76
11  Virginia 63  

Awards and honors[]

Tournament MVP

All-Tournament Team

Template:Col-1-of-2First TeamTemplate:Col-1-of-2Second Team

See also[]

  • 2008-09 ACC Men's Basketball

References[]

  1. Historic: Florida State in first ACC Tournament final, Winston-Salem Journal, March 15, 2009. Accessed 2009-03-15. Archived 2009-06-11.
  2. Duke Wins ACC Championship; Defeat Florida St. 79-69, Atlantic Coast Conference, March 15, 2009. Accessed 2009-03-15. Archived 2009-06-11.
  3. "ACC Basketball Tournament Seeding Procedures". TheACC.com. February 26, 2007. Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. http://www.webcitation.org/5hSNoFww9. Retrieved March 13, 2009. 
  4. "Pairings Announced for the 56th Annual ACC Tournament". Men's Basketball. TheACC.com. Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. http://www.webcitation.org/5hSNnqMun. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 

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