GREENSBORO, N.C. (Sporting Alert) — The 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference tournament gets underway on Tuesday and will run through Saturday with the championship game in the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The ACC announced this week that all 13 games in the tournament will be nationally televised on ESPN and the ACC Network, with all highlights available on the theACC.com website. There will also be an ESPN 3 multicam for the championship game on Saturday.
Action starts Tuesday at 2:00 pm with Georgia Tech (12-18) taking on Boston College (12-18) to see who earns the right to face the fifth-seeded North Carolina on Wednesday.
The Yellow Jackets head into the tournament without the services of forward Marcus Georges-Hunt, who suffered a broken right foot during last Tuesday night’s defeat against North Carolina.
Georges-Hunt, the team’s leading scorer is averaging a career-high 13.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, and shooting 43.1 percent from the field this season.
“Marcus has had such a tremendous junior year, it is very disappointing to all of us that he won’t be able to complete his great play in Greensboro at the ACC Tournament,” said Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory.
“Marcus is such a determined and committed athlete. We know he will make a full recovery and come back stronger and better.”
Also on Tuesday, Wake Forest (13-18) faces Virginia Tech (10-21), which was 2-16 in conference play during the regular-season fixtures. The winner of this battle will meet Miami (FL).
There will be four games on Wednesday, with Miami (FL) and North Carolina both playing. Already set on the schedule are the clashes involving Florida State (16-15) against Clemson (16-14) and Pittsburgh (19-13) against North Carolina State (19-12).
No. 1 seed Virginia (28-2), who won the regular-season title after finishing the league fixtures with a 16-2 record, the second-seeded Duke (28-3), as well as the respective third and fourth seeds, Notre Dame (26-5) and Louisville (24-7) all have byes until Thursday.
The Cavaliers will meet the winner of the Florida State and Clemson battle with the Blue Devils facing the victors from the matchup between Pittsburgh and North Carolina State.
The likes of Boston College, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Miami, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech all practiced on Monday in preparation for the early round of games.
Meanwhile, the ACC have set up resources so fans can tune-in to post game press conferences with the head coach and selected players from each team after each game and this will be streamed live on theACC.com. Fans can view these at http://theacc.com/MBB15pressers.
For more information regarding the ACC Championships week, visit theACC.com/ACCTourney.