2016 ACC Tournament
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East
NOVA
1
76
MSM
16
56
WIS
8
84
VT
9
74
UVA
5
76
UNCW
12
71
FLA
4
80
ETSU
13
65
SMU
6
65
USC
11
66
BAY
3
91
NMSU
14
73
SC
7
93
MARQ
10
73
DUKE
2
87
TROY
15
65
NOVA
1
62
WIS
8
65
UVA
5
39
FLA
4
65
USC
11
78
BAY
3
82
SC
7
88
DUKE
2
81
WIS
8
83
FLA
4
84
BAY
3
50
SC
7
70
FLA
4
70
SC
7
77
Midwest
KU
1
100
UCD
16
62
MIA
8
58
MSU
9
78
ISU
5
84
NEV
12
73
PUR
4
80
VER
13
70
CRE
6
72
URI
11
84
ORE
3
93
IONA
14
77
MICH
7
92
OKST
10
91
LOU
2
78
JVST
15
63
KU
1
90
MSU
9
70
ISU
5
76
PUR
4
80
URI
11
72
ORE
3
75
MICH
7
73
LOU
2
69
KU
1
98
PUR
4
66
ORE
3
69
MICH
7
68
KU
1
60
ORE
3
74

Final Four

SC
7
73
GONZ
1
77
ORE
3
76
UNC
1
77
GONZ
1
65
UNC
1
71
West
GONZ
1
66
SDSU
16
46
NW
8
68
VAN
9
66
ND
5
60
PRIN
12
58
WVU
4
86
BUCK
13
80
UMD
6
65
XAVIER
11
76
FSU
3
86
FGCU
14
80
STMRY
7
85
VCU
10
77
ARIZ
2
100
UND
15
82
GONZ
1
79
NW
8
73
ND
5
71
WVU
4
83
XAVIER
11
91
FSU
3
66
STMRY
7
60
ARIZ
2
69
GONZ
1
61
WVU
4
58
XAVIER
11
73
ARIZ
2
71
GONZ
1
83
XAVIER
11
59
South
UNC
1
103
TXSO
16
64
ARK
8
77
SHU
9
71
MINN
5
72
MTSU
12
81
BUT
4
76
WIN
13
64
CIN
6
75
KSU
11
61
UCLA
3
97
KENT
14
80
DAY
7
58
WICH
10
64
UK
2
79
NORTKY
15
70
UNC
1
72
ARK
8
65
MTSU
12
65
BUT
4
74
CIN
6
67
UCLA
3
79
WICH
10
62
UK
2
65
UNC
1
92
BUT
4
80
UCLA
3
75
UK
2
86
UNC
1
75
UK
2
73
1st Round
2nd Round
Sweet 16
Elite Eight
Final Four
Champ

First Round

East
NOVA
1
76
MSM
16
56
WIS
8
84
VT
9
74
UVA
5
76
UNCW
12
71
FLA
4
80
ETSU
13
65
SMU
6
65
USC
11
66
BAY
3
91
NMSU
14
73
SC
7
93
MARQ
10
73
DUKE
2
87
TROY
15
65
NOVA
1
62
WIS
8
65
UVA
5
39
FLA
4
65
USC
11
78
BAY
3
82
SC
7
88
DUKE
2
81
West
GONZ
1
66
SDSU
16
46
NW
8
68
VAN
9
66
ND
5
60
PRIN
12
58
WVU
4
86
BUCK
13
80
UMD
6
65
XAVIER
11
76
FSU
3
86
FGCU
14
80
STMRY
7
85
VCU
10
77
ARIZ
2
100
UND
15
82
GONZ
1
79
NW
8
73
ND
5
71
WVU
4
83
XAVIER
11
91
FSU
3
66
STMRY
7
60
ARIZ
2
69
Midwest
KU
1
100
UCD
16
62
MIA
8
58
MSU
9
78
ISU
5
84
NEV
12
73
PUR
4
80
VER
13
70
CRE
6
72
URI
11
84
ORE
3
93
IONA
14
77
MICH
7
92
OKST
10
91
LOU
2
78
JVST
15
63
KU
1
90
MSU
9
70
ISU
5
76
PUR
4
80
URI
11
72
ORE
3
75
MICH
7
73
LOU
2
69
South
UNC
1
103
TXSO
16
64
ARK
8
77
SHU
9
71
MINN
5
72
MTSU
12
81
BUT
4
76
WIN
13
64
CIN
6
75
KSU
11
61
UCLA
3
97
KENT
14
80
DAY
7
58
WICH
10
64
UK
2
79
NORTKY
15
70
UNC
1
72
ARK
8
65
MTSU
12
65
BUT
4
74
CIN
6
67
UCLA
3
79
WICH
10
62
UK
2
65

Round of 32

East
NOVA
1
62
WIS
8
65
UVA
5
39
FLA
4
65
USC
11
78
BAY
3
82
SC
7
88
DUKE
2
81
WIS
8
83
FLA
4
84
BAY
3
50
SC
7
70
West
GONZ
1
79
NW
8
73
ND
5
71
WVU
4
83
XAVIER
11
91
FSU
3
66
STMRY
7
60
ARIZ
2
69
GONZ
1
61
WVU
4
58
XAVIER
11
73
ARIZ
2
71
Midwest
KU
1
90
MSU
9
70
ISU
5
76
PUR
4
80
URI
11
72
ORE
3
75
MICH
7
73
LOU
2
69
KU
1
98
PUR
4
66
ORE
3
69
MICH
7
68
South
UNC
1
72
ARK
8
65
MTSU
12
65
BUT
4
74
CIN
6
67
UCLA
3
79
WICH
10
62
UK
2
65
UNC
1
92
BUT
4
80
UCLA
3
75
UK
2
86

Sweet Sixteen

East
WIS
8
83
FLA
4
84
BAY
3
50
SC
7
70
FLA
4
70
SC
7
77
West
GONZ
1
61
WVU
4
58
XAVIER
11
73
ARIZ
2
71
GONZ
1
83
XAVIER
11
59
Midwest
KU
1
98
PUR
4
66
ORE
3
69
MICH
7
68
KU
1
60
ORE
3
74
South
UNC
1
92
BUT
4
80
UCLA
3
75
UK
2
86
UNC
1
75
UK
2
73

Elite Eight

FLA
4
70
SC
7
77
GONZ
1
83
XAVIER
11
59
KU
1
60
ORE
3
74
UNC
1
75
UK
2
73
SC
7
73
GONZ
1
77
ORE
3
76
UNC
1
77

Final Four

SC
7
73
GONZ
1
77
ORE
3
76
UNC
1
77
GONZ
1
65
UNC
1
71

Championship

GONZ
1
65
UNC
1
71
[1] Villanova
Wildcats
76
[16] Mount St. Mary's
Mountaineers
56
Final
TV: CBS
First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
Our Take: Wildcats still have Kris Jenkins, Josh Hart, Jalen Brunson. They’ll be around for a while.
[8] Wisconsin
Badgers
84
[9] Virginia Tech
Hokies
74
Final
TV: CBS
First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
Our Take: The Hokies haven’t been in an NCAA since 2007 with Seth Greenberg. Nerves could be a problem
[5] Virginia
Cavaliers
76
[12] UNCW
Seahawks
71
Final
TV: tru TV
Amway Center - Orlando, FLA
Our Take: This could be an bigger-job audition game for Seahawks coach Kevin Keatts.
[4] Florida
Gators
80
[13] East Tennessee State
Buccaneers
65
Final
TV: tru TV
Amway Center - Orlando, FLA
Our Take: If you believe the Southeastern Conference was over-rated, here’s the place to take a leap
[6] SMU
Mustangs
65
[11] USC
Trojans
66
Final
TV: tru TV
BOK Center - Tulsa, OKLA
Our Take: Mustangs should be good to go against either Providence or Southern Cal after the scare from ECU
[3] Baylor
Bears
91
[14] New Mexico State
Aggies
73
Final
TV: tru TV
BOK Center - Tulsa, OKLA
Our Take: Baylor is a soft opening opponent, but should be up for action after last season.
[7] South Carolina
Gamecocks
93
[10] Marquette
Golden Eagles
73
Final
TV: TBS
Bon Secours Wellness Arena - Greenville, SC
Our Take: McGuire game – Frank and Al of old. Flip a coin.
[2] Duke
Blue Devils
87
[15] Troy
Trojans
65
Final
TV: TBS
Bon Secours Wellness Arena - Greenville, SC
Our Take: Devils are hot as well. They could get the heck out of his regional if everyone stays on their feet.
[1] Gonzaga
Bulldogs
66
[16] South Dakota State
Jackrabbits
46
Final
TV: TBS
EnergySolutions Arena - Salt Lake City, UT
Our Take: At 32-1, the Zags’ record is better than their talent. That said, Mark Few should reach the Final Four (Finally).
[8] Northwestern
Wildcats
68
[9] Vanderbilt
Commodores
66
Final
TV: TBS
EnergySolutions Arena - Salt Lake City, UT
Our Take: SAT Bowl kind of game. Give Chris Collins an “A” for getting the Wildcats there.
[5] Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
60
[12] Princeton
Tigers
58
Final
TV: CBS
First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
Our Take: Daughter/Son of SAT Bowl. Irish may not be smarter but should be bigger, better, deeper, tougher etc.
[4] West Virginia
Mountaineers
86
[13] Bucknell
Bison
80
Final
TV: CBS
First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
Our Take: Assuming Bob Huggins can stay on his feet, so will his team. Bison will be a team to watch next season
[6] Maryland
Terrapins
65
[11] Xavier
Musketeers
76
Final
TV: TNT
Amway Center - Orlando, FLA
Our Take: Three 11th seeds won their first-round game last season. Food for thought. Pitt 73, Terps 59 in early season.
[3] Florida State
Seminoles
86
[14] Florida Gulf Coast
Eagles
80
Final
TV: TNT
Amway Center - Orlando, FLA
Our Take: This could be the wildest game of the early rounds. The Gulf Coasters are going to love the exposure.
[7] Saint Mary's
Gaels
85
[10] VCU
Rams
77
Final
TV: TBS
EnergySolutions Arena - Salt Lake City, UT
Our Take: You have to assume it’s statement time for VCU coach Will Wade and he’s got the goods to get loud.
[2] Arizona
Wildcats
100
[15] North Dakota
Fighting Hawks
82
Final
TV: TBS
EnergySolutions Arena - Salt Lake City, UT
Our Take: Keep a close eye on Sean Miller and his team. If they can make it to the Final Four, it’ll be a home game.
[1] Kansas
Jayhawks
100
[16] UC Davis
Aggies
62
Final
TV: TNT
BOK Center - Tulsa, OKLA
Our Take: It could be the biggest chance in NC Central’s history, but Jayhawks are just loaded.
[8] Miami (FL)
Hurricanes
58
[9] Michigan State
Spartans
78
Final
TV: TNT
BOK Center - Tulsa, OKLA
Our Take: The No. 9 seeds have won 55 percent of the time against No. 8s.
[5] Iowa State
Cyclones
84
[12] Nevada
Wolf Pack
73
Final
TV: tru TV
BMO Harris Bradley Center - Milwaukee, WISC
Our Take: You say “Wolf” and we say “Pack”. Cyclones should win, but Eric Musselman’s team can shot 3s.
[4] Purdue
Boilermakers
80
[13] Vermont
Catamounts
70
Final
TV: tru TV
BMO Harris Bradley Center - Milwaukee, WISC
Our Take: Vermont went 19-0 vs. America East teams, but that might not mean much.
[6] Creighton
Bluejays
72
[11] Rhode Island
Rams
84
Final
TV: TBS
Entertainment and Sports Center - Sacramento, CA
Our Take: The Bluejays are probably the best team beneath the national radar, but Rams are close behind.
[3] Oregon
Ducks
93
[14] Iona
Gaels
77
Final
TV: TBS
Entertainment and Sports Center - Sacramento, CA
Our Take: Ducks won the first ever NCAA tourney back in 1939. Don’t be surprised if Dana Altman mentions that this week.
[7] Michigan
Wolverines
92
[10] Oklahoma State
Cowboys
91
Final
TV: CBS
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IND
Our Take: The Cowboys have 4-5 frosh who will be a load in 2-3 years, but that’s for future thinking.
[2] Louisville
Cardinals
78
[15] Jacksonville State
Gamecocks
63
Final
TV: CBS
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IND
Our Take: The Cards are good enough to win this region and move on to Glendale.
[1] North Carolina
Tar Heels
103
[16] Texas Southern
Tigers
64
Final
TV: TNT
Bon Secours Wellness Arena - Greenville, SC
Our Take: Heels should escape the weekend, but someone needs to give Justin Jackson’s jumper a walk-up call.
[8] Arkansas
Razorbacks
77
[9] Seton Hall
Pirates
71
Final
TV: TNT
Bon Secours Wellness Arena - Greenville, SC
Our Take: Hogs start three sophomores and two juniors. Put them on your 2018 list.
[5] Minnesota
Golden Gophers
72
[12] Middle Tennessee
Blue Raiders
81
Final
TV: TNT
BMO Harris Bradley Center - Milwaukee, WISC
Our Take: Don’t mistake the Gophers for just another over-rated Big 10 team. They can shoot.
[4] Butler
Bulldogs
76
[13] Winthrop
Eagles
64
Final
TV: TNT
BMO Harris Bradley Center - Milwaukee, WISC
Our Take: Hawaii as a No. 13 beat No. 4 Cal a year ago in this same region.
[6] Cincinnati
Bearcats
75
[11] Kansas State
Wildcats
61
Final
TV: tru TV
Entertainment and Sports Center - Sacramento, CA
Our Take: Deacons should get out of the play-in game but who will play defense.
[3] UCLA
Bruins
97
[14] Kent State
Golden Flashes
80
Final
TV: tru TV
Entertainment and Sports Center - Sacramento, CA
Our Take: A Pac-10/12 team hasn’t won it all since Arizona over UNC and Kentucky in 1997. Bruins have a chance.
[7] Dayton
Flyers
58
[10] Wichita State
Shockers
64
Final
TV: CBS
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IND
Our Take: Here we have the the NC State game with Archie Miller and Gregg Marshall colliding.
[2] Kentucky
Wildcats
79
[15] Northern Kentucky
Norse
70
Final
TV: CBS
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IND
Our Take: It’s the horses vs. the Norses. Horses win, of course.
[1] Villanova
Wildcats
62
[8] Wisconsin
Badgers
65
Final
TV: CBS
First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
Our Take: Badgers’ size, depth and experience will be a problem, but Cats should find a way.
[5] Virginia
Cavaliers
39
[4] Florida
Gators
65
Final
TV: TNT
Amway Center - Orlando, Fla.
Our Take: Gators will have no shortage of fans in Orlando. Cavs need a better start and more help from Kyle Guy.
[11] USC
Trojans
78
[3] Baylor
Bears
82
Final
TV: tru TV
BOK Center - Tulsa, OKLA
Our Take: If Al Freeman and Terry Matson keep combining for 40 off the bench, the Bears will roll along.
[7] South Carolina
Gamecocks
88
[2] Duke
Blue Devils
81
Final
TV: TNT
Bon Secours Wellness Arena - Greenville, SC
Our Take: Facing the Gamecocks in Greenville (SC) obviously isn't what most 2nd seeds prefer. Upset watch.
[1] Gonzaga
Bulldogs
79
[8] Northwestern
Wildcats
73
Final
TV: CBS
EnergySolutions Arena - Salt Lake City
Our Take: Chris Collins and his Wildcats are praying for just as much luck as they got from Vanderbilt.
[5] Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
71
[4] West Virginia
Mountaineers
83
Final
TV: CBS
First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
Our Take: After dodging deliberate Princeton, the Irish now have to deal buzz-saw presses.
[11] Xavier
Musketeers
91
[3] Florida State
Seminoles
66
Final
TV: TNT
Orlando, Fla. - Amway Center
Our Take: The Seminoles will be going home unless they improve their defense a lot over Thursday’s performance.
[7] Saint Mary's
Gaels
60
[2] Arizona
Wildcats
69
Final
TV: CBS
EnergySolutions Center - Salt Lake City
Our Take: Not much of a surprise that Arizona looked like the best of the Thursday teams. Lauri Markkanen a 1-and-done?
[1] Kansas
Jayhawks
90
[9] Michigan State
Spartans
70
Final
TV: CBS
BOK Center - Tulsa, Okla.
Our Take: Spartans had zero trouble with Miami, but Kansas’ backcourt should be too versatile.
[5] Iowa State
Cyclones
76
[4] Purdue
Boilermakers
80
Final
TV: TBS
BMO Harris Bradley Center - Milwaukee, Wisc.
Our Take: The Boilers had their trouble for a while against Vermont. Iowa State has a dangerous beneath-radar look.
[11] Rhode Island
Rams
72
[3] Oregon
Ducks
75
Final
TV: TBS
Entertainment and Sports Center - Sacramento, Calif.
Our Take: This may be the year that the Pac-12 roars. Ducks, Southern Cal, UCLA and Arizona are all hot.
[7] Michigan
Wolverines
73
[2] Louisville
Cardinals
69
Final
TV: CBS
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IND
Our Take: Cardinals haven’t looked overwhelming of late, but Michigan should be on the edge of exhaustion.
[1] North Carolina
Tar Heels
72
[8] Arkansas
Razorbacks
65
Final
TV: TNT
Bon Secours Wellness Arena - Greenville, SC
Our Take: Razorbacks were very lucky to beat Seton Hall, but they have just as much depth as the Heels.
[12] Middle Tennessee
Blue Raiders
65
[4] Butler
Bulldogs
74
Final
TV: TBS
BMO Harris Bradley Center - Milwaukee, Wisc.
Our Take: Both teams love 3-pointers, so the hotter perimeter likely will rule. Butler’s defense should be slightly better.
[6] Cincinnati
Bearcats
67
[3] UCLA
Bruins
79
Final
TV: TBS
Entertainment and Sports Center - Sacramento, Calif.
Our Take: The Bruins have more than enough offense to win it all, but containing the busy Bearcats will be a defensive challenge.
[10] Wichita State
Shockers
62
[2] Kentucky
Wildcats
65
Final
TV: CBS
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, Ind.
Our Take: The score was closer than the game for the Wildcats against Northern Kentucky. Wichita will keep it tighter all the way.
[8] Wisconsin
Badgers
83
[4] Florida
Gators
84
Final
TV: TBS
Madison Square Garden - New York
Our Take: Gators’ defense made Virginia resemble a jayvee team. Badgers will be much tougher to control if they keep the turnover total in the 10-12 range.
[3] Baylor
Bears
50
[7] South Carolina
Gamecocks
70
Final
TV: TBS
Madison Square Garden - New York
Our Take: The Gamecocks’ defense was too tough for Duke, but they’ll have a tougher time against Baylor’s size and depth. Versatile Bears have enough personnel go big at times, small at times.
[1] Gonzaga
Bulldogs
61
[4] West Virginia
Mountaineers
58
Final
TV: TBS
SAP Center - San Jose, Calif.
Our Take: ags got 26 bench points and shot 36 free throws, but still were very lucky to beat Northwestern, which shot 40 percent and had 13 FTs. Upset watch.
[11] Xavier
Musketeers
73
[2] Arizona
Wildcats
71
Final
TV: TBS
SAP Center - San Jose, Calif.
Our Take: Wildcats should advance if they can contain Xavier’s 3-point specialist, who easily chopped apart Florida State. Arizona fans will flood San Jose.
[1] Kansas
Jayhawks
98
[4] Purdue
Boilermakers
66
Final
TV: CBS
Sprint Center - Kansas City
Our Take: Jayhawks and Arizona were the two most impressive teams in the first weekend. It’s difficult to imagine Purdue stopping Josh Jackson and Frank Mason for at once.
[3] Oregon
Ducks
69
[7] Michigan
Wolverines
68
Final
TV: CBS
Sprint Center - Kansas City
Our Take: It doesn’t seem or sound likely, but it could be an all-Big 10 regional championship game in Kansas City. Michigan went 10-8 (20-11) in regular season and hasn’t lost since.
[1] North Carolina
Tar Heels
92
[4] Butler
Bulldogs
80
Final
TV: CBS
FedExForum - Memphis
Our Take: Heels’ freelance offense struggled against Arkansas and the Bulldogs are even better defenders. It’ll take Carolina’s best game of the season to keep the ACC’s hopes alive.
[3] UCLA
Bruins
75
[2] Kentucky
Wildcats
86
Final
TV: CBS
FedExForum - Memphis
Our Take: Lots of NBA talent in both camps, but it should come down to which side plays the better defense. That should favor the Wildcats, but the outcome probably will go to last possession or two.
[4] Florida
Gators
70
[7] South Carolina
Gamecocks
77
Final
TV: CBS
Madison Square Garden - New York
Our Take: Hello SEC. There will be at least one team from Football First, Inc., at the Final Four and two if Kentucky wins the South title over UNC. Gators and Gamecocks split in regular season. Flip a coin, defer to the second half, defend the East end zone.
[1] Gonzaga
Bulldogs
83
[11] Xavier
Musketeers
59
Final
TV: TBS
SAP Center - San Jose
Our Take: The Big East still plays tough defense and busted a ton of brackets with the upset performance against 2-seed Arizona. Zags will be a slight favorite and should have just enough offensive balance to survive.
[1] Kansas
Jayhawks
60
[3] Oregon
Ducks
74
Final
TV: TBS
Sprint Center - Kansas City
Our Take: The Jayhawks are playing better than anyone left on the floor. Guards Frank Mason and Devonte Graham absolutely fried Purdue’s defense. Oregon has a puncher’s chance, but will need a miracle.
[1] North Carolina
Tar Heels
75
[2] Kentucky
Wildcats
73
Final
TV: CBS
FedExForum - Memphis
Our Take: When they met in December at Las Vegas, Kentucky won 103-100 and Malik Monk (47) and De’Aaron Fox (24) trashed UNC’s defense. Heels are favored by 2 and should be stingier this time, but Isaiah Hicks has to stay out of foul trouble. Some zone defense might be a consideration.
[7] South Carolina
Gamecocks
73
[1] Gonzaga
Bulldogs
77
Final
TV: CBS
University of Phoenix Stadium - Glendale, Ariz.
Our Take: One of these teams may come out flat and overwhelmed by the elements Saturday. If the Gamecocks fall behind early, they probably don’t have enough quick firepower to catch up. Zags should be around on Monday.
[3] Oregon
Ducks
76
[1] North Carolina
Tar Heels
77
Final
TV: CBS
University of Phoenix Stadium - Glendale, Ariz.
Our Take: Since the end of January, the Ducks have lost only twice, both times by 3 points, and they smacked Kansas. But the Tar Heels should be better prepared to deal with Final Four pressure and Joel Berry gets extra time to mend.
[1] Gonzaga
Bulldogs
65
[1] North Carolina
Tar Heels
71
Final
TV: CBS
University of Phoenix Stadium - Glendale, Ariz.
Our Take: The Heels obviously need to improve at the free throw line to win. The second big key will be Joel Berry’s ankles. If he’s near 100 percent, UNC will have a quickness edge but Zags’ size will make rebounding much tougher. Look for Carolina to somehow find a way.