2016 ACC Tournament
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SOUTH
KU
1
105
PEAY
16
79
COLO
8
67
CONN
9
74
UMD
5
79
SDSU
12
74
CAL
4
66
HAW
13
77
ARIZ
6
55
WICH
11
65
MIA
3
79
BUFF
14
72
IOWA
7
72
TEM
10
70
NOVA
2
86
NC-ASH
15
56
KU
1
73
CONN
9
61
UMD
5
73
HAW
13
60
WICH
11
57
MIA
3
65
IOWA
7
68
NOVA
2
87
KU
1
77
UMD
5
63
MIA
3
69
NOVA
2
92
KU
1
59
NOVA
2
64
EAST
UNC
1
83
FGCU
16
67
USC
8
69
PROV
9
70
IND
5
99
CHAT
12
74
UK
4
85
STON
13
57
ND
6
70
MICH
11
63
WVU
3
56
SFA
14
70
WIS
7
47
PITT
10
43
XAVIER
2
71
WEB
15
53
UNC
1
85
PROV
9
66
IND
5
73
UK
4
67
ND
6
76
SFA
14
75
WIS
7
66
XAVIER
2
63
UNC
1
101
IND
5
86
ND
6
61
WIS
7
56
UNC
1
88
ND
6
74

Final Four

NOVA
2
95
OKLA
2
51
UNC
1
83
SYR
10
66
NOVA
2
77
UNC
1
74
WEST
ORE
1
91
HC
16
52
STJOES
8
78
CIN
9
76
BAY
5
75
YALE
12
79
DUKE
4
93
NC-WIL
13
85
TEX
6
72
UNI
11
75
TAMU
3
92
GB
14
65
ORST
7
67
VCU
10
75
OKLA
2
82
CS-BK
15
68
ORE
1
69
STJOES
8
64
YALE
12
64
DUKE
4
71
UNI
11
88
TAMU
3
92
VCU
10
81
OKLA
2
85
ORE
1
82
DUKE
4
68
TAMU
3
63
OKLA
2
77
ORE
1
68
OKLA
2
80
MIDWEST
UVA
1
81
HAMP
16
45
TTU
8
61
BUT
9
71
PUR
5
83
ARK-LR
12
85
ISU
4
94
IONA
13
81
SETONH
6
52
GONZ
11
68
UTAH
3
80
FRES
14
69
DAY
7
51
SYR
10
70
MSU
2
81
MTSU
15
90
UVA
1
77
BUT
9
69
ARK-LR
12
61
ISU
4
78
GONZ
11
82
UTAH
3
59
SYR
10
75
MTSU
15
50
UVA
1
84
ISU
4
71
GONZ
11
60
SYR
10
63
UVA
1
62
SYR
10
68
1st Round
2nd Round
Sweet 16
Elite Eight
Final Four
Champ

First Round

SOUTH
KU
1
105
PEAY
16
79
COLO
8
67
CONN
9
74
UMD
5
79
SDSU
12
74
CAL
4
66
HAW
13
77
ARIZ
6
55
WICH
11
65
MIA
3
79
BUFF
14
72
IOWA
7
72
TEM
10
70
NOVA
2
86
NC-ASH
15
56
KU
1
73
CONN
9
61
UMD
5
73
HAW
13
60
WICH
11
57
MIA
3
65
IOWA
7
68
NOVA
2
87
WEST
ORE
1
91
HC
16
52
STJOES
8
78
CIN
9
76
BAY
5
75
YALE
12
79
DUKE
4
93
NC-WIL
13
85
TEX
6
72
UNI
11
75
TAMU
3
92
GB
14
65
ORST
7
67
VCU
10
75
OKLA
2
82
CS-BK
15
68
ORE
1
69
STJOES
8
64
YALE
12
64
DUKE
4
71
UNI
11
88
TAMU
3
92
VCU
10
81
OKLA
2
85
EAST
UNC
1
83
FGCU
16
67
USC
8
69
PROV
9
70
IND
5
99
CHAT
12
74
UK
4
85
STON
13
57
ND
6
70
MICH
11
63
WVU
3
56
SFA
14
70
WIS
7
47
PITT
10
43
XAVIER
2
71
WEB
15
53
UNC
1
85
PROV
9
66
IND
5
73
UK
4
67
ND
6
76
SFA
14
75
WIS
7
66
XAVIER
2
63
MIDWEST
UVA
1
81
HAMP
16
45
TTU
8
61
BUT
9
71
PUR
5
83
ARK-LR
12
85
ISU
4
94
IONA
13
81
SETONH
6
52
GONZ
11
68
UTAH
3
80
FRES
14
69
DAY
7
51
SYR
10
70
MSU
2
81
MTSU
15
90
UVA
1
77
BUT
9
69
ARK-LR
12
61
ISU
4
78
GONZ
11
82
UTAH
3
59
SYR
10
75
MTSU
15
50

Round of 32

SOUTH
KU
1
73
CONN
9
61
UMD
5
73
HAW
13
60
WICH
11
57
MIA
3
65
IOWA
7
68
NOVA
2
87
KU
1
77
UMD
5
63
MIA
3
69
NOVA
2
92
WEST
ORE
1
69
STJOES
8
64
YALE
12
64
DUKE
4
71
UNI
11
88
TAMU
3
92
VCU
10
81
OKLA
2
85
ORE
1
82
DUKE
4
68
TAMU
3
63
OKLA
2
77
EAST
UNC
1
85
PROV
9
66
IND
5
73
UK
4
67
ND
6
76
SFA
14
75
WIS
7
66
XAVIER
2
63
UNC
1
101
IND
5
86
ND
6
61
WIS
7
56
MIDWEST
UVA
1
77
BUT
9
69
ARK-LR
12
61
ISU
4
78
GONZ
11
82
UTAH
3
59
SYR
10
75
MTSU
15
50
UVA
1
84
ISU
4
71
GONZ
11
60
SYR
10
63

Sweet Sixteen

SOUTH
KU
1
77
UMD
5
63
MIA
3
69
NOVA
2
92
KU
1
59
NOVA
2
64
WEST
ORE
1
82
DUKE
4
68
TAMU
3
63
OKLA
2
77
ORE
1
68
OKLA
2
80
EAST
UNC
1
101
IND
5
86
ND
6
61
WIS
7
56
UNC
1
88
ND
6
74
MIDWEST
UVA
1
84
ISU
4
71
GONZ
11
60
SYR
10
63
UVA
1
62
SYR
10
68

Elite Eight

KU
1
59
NOVA
2
64
ORE
1
68
OKLA
2
80
UNC
1
88
ND
6
74
UVA
1
62
SYR
10
68
NOVA
2
95
OKLA
2
51
UNC
1
83
SYR
10
66

Final Four

NOVA
2
95
OKLA
2
51
UNC
1
83
SYR
10
66
NOVA
2
77
UNC
1
74

Championship

NOVA
2
77
UNC
1
74
[1] Kansas
Jayhawks
105
[16] Austin Peay
Governors
79
Final
TV: TNT
Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa
Our Take: Austin Peay went only 7-9 vs. the Ohio Valley but center Chris Horton may wind up in the NBA. No problem, of course, for Kansas.
[8] Colorado
Buffaloes
67
[9] Connecticut
Huskies
74
Final
TV: TNT
Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa
Our Take: No. 9 seeds have an overall winning record against No. 8s. Take the Huskies.
[5] Maryland
Terrapins
79
[12] South Dakota State
Jackrabbits
74
Final
TV: TBS
Spokanes Veterans Memorial Arena - Spokane, Wash.
Our Take: South Dakota State has two senior guards. That usually makes a difference, but Terps have too much up front.
[4] California
Golden Bears
66
[13] Hawaii
Rainbow Warriors
77
Final
TV: TBS
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena - Spokane, Wash.
Our Take: Cal has as much NBA talent as any team in the field but still lost 10 games and couldn’t stop Richmond.
[6] Arizona
Wildcats
55
[11] Wichita State
Shockers
65
Final
TV: TNT
Dunkin Donuts Center - Providence, RI
Our Take: If Arizona didn’t have Sean Miller on the bench, this would be a good time to go with a No. 11.
[3] Miami (FL)
Hurricanes
79
[14] Buffalo
Bulls
72
Final
TV: TNT
Dunkin Donuts Center - Providence, RI
Our Take: The Bulls were the surprise MAC team of the year but shouldn’t have enough big-game exposure to deal with Canes.
[7] Iowa
Hawkeyes
72
[10] Temple
Owls
70
Final
TV: tru TV
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY
Our Take: If the Big Ten isn’t for real, which the selection committee must suspect, this is one of the first places it’ll show.
[2] Villanova
Wildcats
86
[15] UNC Asheville
Bulldogs
56
Final
TV: tru TV
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY
Our Take: Nick McDevitt’s Bulldogs beat Georgetown. Just saying. But the last No. 15 to win was Hampton in 2001. Just saying Part 2.
[1] Oregon
Ducks
91
[16] Holy Cross
Crusaders
52
Final
TV: tru TV
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena - Spokane, Wash.
Our Take: Ducks’ Dana Altman can coach. There was never any doubt about that.
[8] Saint Joseph's
Hawks
78
[9] Cincinnati
Bearcats
76
Final
TV: tru TV
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena - Spokane, Wash.
Our Take: The Bearcats should win this one, but Mick Cronin’s teams are difficult to read in March.
[5] Baylor
Bears
75
[12] Yale
Bulldogs
79
Final
TV: CBS
Dunkin Donuts Center - Providence, RI
Our Take: The Eli have a senior guard named Nick Victor who probably should have gone to Michigan.
[4] Duke
Blue Devils
93
[13] UNCW
Seahawks
85
Final
TV: CBS
Dunkin Donuts Center - Providence, RI
Our Take: It’s an audition coaching game for Kevin Keatts. His team did lose to ECU, however.
[6] Texas
Longhorns
72
[11] Northern Iowa
Panthers
75
Final
TV: TBS
Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City
Our Take: The Panthers stopped UNC early, but so did Texas. If you’re going with an 11, this is a good ambush locale.
[3] Texas A&M
Aggies
92
[14] Green Bay
Phoenix
65
Final
TV: TBS
Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City
Our Take: A lot of people are probably going to pick the Aggies to win this region and get to Houston.
[7] Oregon State
Beavers
67
[10] VCU
Rams
75
Final
TV: TNT
Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City
Our Take: Three of the Beavers’ top six players are freshman. Probably not a good sign.
[2] Oklahoma
Sooners
82
[15] Cal State Bakersfield
Roadrunners
68
Final
TV: TNT
Chespeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City
Our Take: If Buddy Hield and the Sooners are everything they’re supposed to be, they should cruise into Anaheim.
[1] North Carolina
Tar Heels
83
[16] Florida Gulf Coast
Eagles
67
Final
TV: TBS
PNC Arena - Raleigh
Our Take: Former ECU coach Joe Dooley could get the spotlight if Florida Gulf Coast can survive the Dayton play-in.
[8] USC
Trojans
69
[9] Providence
Friars
70
Final
TV: TBS
PNC Arena - Raleigh
Our Take: Flip a coin here, but Providence has a top-10 national player in guard Kris Dunn.
[5] Indiana
Hoosiers
99
[12] Chattanooga
Mocs
74
Final
TV: CBS
Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa
Our Take: You almost have to assume it’ll be the Hoosiers vs. Kentucky at some point.
[4] Kentucky
Wildcats
85
[13] Stony Brook
Seawolves
57
Final
TV: CBS
Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa
Our Take: Wildcat Tyler Ulis is only 5-9 (if that), but there isn’t a bigger gamer in the field.
[6] Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
70
[11] Michigan
Wolverines
63
Final
TV: CBS
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY
Our Take: Michigan/Tulsa: Look for the Irish to start hot and hasty after their wipeout in ACC against Heels.
[3] West Virginia
Mountaineers
56
[14] Stephen F. Austin
Lumberjacks
70
Final
TV: CBS
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY
Our Take: This is the toughest of the four regionals and Bob Huggins will see to it that his team is as tough as anyone.
[7] Wisconsin
Badgers
47
[10] Pittsburgh
Panthers
43
Final
TV: TNT
Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Mo.
Our Take: The Panthers have the backcourt to advance, but only if James Robinson can get some second-half help from Chris Jones.
[2] Xavier
Musketeers
71
[15] Weber State
Wildcats
53
Final
TV: TNT
Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Mo.
Our Take: Where the heck is Harold (The Show) Arceneaux when you really need him? Weber will still be competitive, though.
[1] Virginia
Cavaliers
81
[16] Hampton
Pirates
45
Final
TV: tru TV
PNC Arena - Raleigh
Our Take: Michigan State is No. 2 and probably should have been No. 1, but neither the Spartans nor Cavs can complain. It’s the cupcake bracket.
[8] Texas Tech
Red Raiders
61
[9] Butler
Bulldogs
71
Final
TV: tru TV
PNC Arena - Raleigh
Our Take: Texas Tech’s Tubby Smith rides again, and he can coach in national tournaments. Ask any Kentucky fan.
[5] Purdue
Boilermakers
83
[12] Little Rock
Trojans
85
Final
TV: TBS
Pepsi Center - Denver
Our Take: Maybe there’ll be a way for the Boilers to dance their way back to another shot at Michigan State.
[4] Iowa State
Cyclones
94
[13] Iona
Gaels
81
Final
TV: TBS
Pepsi Center - Denver
Our Take: Jim Valvano got his breakthrough wins at Iona. Current Gaels coach Tim Cluess can dream.
[6] Seton Hall
Pirates
52
[11] Gonzaga
Bulldogs
68
Final
TV: tru TV
Pepsi Center - Denver
Our Take: The Pirates start five sophomores and have a freshman 6th man. If not now, then maybe next year.
[3] Utah
Runnin' Utes
80
[14] Fresno State
Bulldogs
69
Final
TV: tru TV
Pepsi Center - Denver
Our Take: This regional is so muddled that the Utes and their long bench could get to Houston.
[7] Dayton
Flyers
51
[10] Syracuse
Orange
70
Final
TV: CBS
Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Mo.
Our Take: Archie Miller and the Flyers had to win a play-in game last season. They’re good enough to win two if they catch Michigan State flat.
[2] Michigan State
Spartans
81
[15] Middle Tennessee
Blue Raiders
90
Final
TV: CBS
Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Mo.
Our Take: You gotta know Tom Izzo is livid about Virginia in the No. 1 slot. But they got to the Final Four as a No. 7 last season.
[1] Kansas
Jayhawks
73
[9] Connecticut
Huskies
61
Final
TV: CBS
Our Take: Huskies’ Rodney Purvis and Jayhawks’ Devonte Graham will give Des Moines a distinct Raleigh flavor. But up front, Kansas should have too much size.
[5] Maryland
Terrapins
73
[13] Hawaii
Rainbow Warriors
60
Final
TV: TBS
Our Take: Hang loose Terps. The Rainbow Warriors are no flukes and 6-11 marksman Stefan Jankovic is capable of ringing up 30 points if he can dodge fouls.
[11] Wichita State
Shockers
57
[3] Miami (FL)
Hurricanes
65
Final
TV: CBS
Our Take: Coaching clinic between Jim Larranaga of Miami and Gregg Marshall of Wichita should slightly favor Canes. It’ll be third game this week for Shockers, who will have to chase speedsters Sheldon McClellan and Angel Rodriguez.
[7] Iowa
Hawkeyes
68
[2] Villanova
Wildcats
87
Final
TV: CBS
Our Take: In overtime, the Big Ten Hawkeyes eliminated Temple Friday, but taking down a second straight Philly Big Five heavy isn’t likely.
[1] Oregon
Ducks
69
[8] Saint Joseph's
Hawks
64
Final
TV: TBS
Our Take: The Hawks are living on borrowed time as it is, and all five Oregon starters will be fresh after Friday’s walkover against Holy Cross.
[12] Yale
Bulldogs
64
[4] Duke
Blue Devils
71
Final
TV: CBS
Our Take: Marshall Plumlee was over the top Thursday, but freshman forward Luke Kennard really needs to find his stroke in order for the Devils to have enough offense to keep moving. Providence will be like a home game for the Eli.
[11] Northern Iowa
Panthers
88
[3] Texas A&M
Aggies
92
Final
TV: tru TV
Our Take: It’s inevitable that Paul Jesperson and the Panthers will have a letdown but if they don’t completely crash, another upset is possible.
[10] VCU
Rams
81
[2] Oklahoma
Sooners
85
Final
TV: CBS
Our Take: Will Wade’s long bench was the difference against Oregon State and will give the Sooners enough trouble to keep it interesting.
[1] North Carolina
Tar Heels
85
[9] Providence
Friars
66
Final
TV: TBS
Our Take: The Tar Heels will need a lot of help from the home crowd but a lot more from their defense and Kennedy Meeks than was the case against Florida Gulf Coast. Foul trouble limited Friar guard star Kris Dunn to 27 minutes against Southern Cal.
[5] Indiana
Hoosiers
73
[4] Kentucky
Wildcats
67
Final
TV: CBS
Our Take: It’ll probably go to the final possession or two, but the Wildcats should move on to one of their least favorite places – Philadelphia.
[6] Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
76
[14] Stephen F. Austin
Lumberjacks
75
Final
TV: CBS
Our Take: Thomas Walkup and the Lumberjacks started the season 2-3 and have gone 26-2 since and are undefeated in 2016 per se. Good luck, Irish.
[7] Wisconsin
Badgers
66
[2] Xavier
Musketeers
63
Final
TV: TNT
Our Take: Chris Mack won several national coach of the year awards. He’ll need all of his skills and tricks to force the Badgers into an up-tempo pace.
[1] Virginia
Cavaliers
77
[9] Butler
Bulldogs
69
Final
TV: TBS
Our Take: The biggest key for the Cavaliers will be keeping Butler’s Kellen Dunham from piling up 3s. In other words, “sic him” Malcolm Brogdon and stand ready to relieve Anthony Gill.
[12] Little Rock
Trojans
61
[4] Iowa State
Cyclones
78
Final
TV: TNT
Our Take: Three Trojans had to play at least 40 minutes in the overtime upset over Purdue, but undersized guard John Hagins seems to be catching some March Magic.
[11] Gonzaga
Bulldogs
82
[3] Utah
Runnin' Utes
59
Final
TV: TNT
Our Take: The Utes keep winning ugly, but it’ll take a much sharper show to oust the hot Zags. Mark Few is the coaching wild card in this region.
[10] Syracuse
Orange
75
[15] Middle Tennessee
Blue Raiders
50
Final
TV: TNT
Our Take: Tourney darling Giddy Potts and the dragon slayers will have a letdown, but so might the Orange and their zone. Either way, a Cindy will make it to ChiTown.
[1] Kansas
Jayhawks
77
[5] Maryland
Terrapins
63
Final
TV: CBS
Our Take: Terps’ coach Mark Turgeon calls Kansas “the best team in the country.” Maybe, maybe not. But the Jayhawks should definitely have the edge in this one.
[3] Miami (FL)
Hurricanes
69
[2] Villanova
Wildcats
92
Final
TV: CBS
Our Take: Mirror image teams. Both have depth, experience and solid guards. Incentive could be the difference for the Wildcats, who lost to NC State as a No. 1 seed last season in the 3rd round.
[1] Oregon
Ducks
82
[4] Duke
Blue Devils
68
Final
TV: TBS
Our Take: The Blue Devils can win this game several different ways, but only if Luke Kennard continues to help on offense and everyone improves their execution against full-court pressure defenses. Ducks will have a big problem containing Brandon Ingram.
[3] Texas A&M
Aggies
63
[2] Oklahoma
Sooners
77
Final
TV: TBS
Our Take: The Aggies should be back in College Station, but they caught every break imaginable against Northern Iowa. Bill Kennedy can coach, but he should be fresh out of miracles.
[1] North Carolina
Tar Heels
101
[5] Indiana
Hoosiers
86
Final
TV: TBS
Our Take: Brice Johnson and Isaiah Hicks need to avoid foul trouble and someone – Marcus Paige and/or Joel Berry -- will have slow down Yogi Ferrell, but the bigger, stronger Heels should squeeze by.
[6] Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
61
[7] Wisconsin
Badgers
56
Final
TV: TBS
Our Take: The ACC is hogging the stage with 6 Sweet 16ers, but the East could turn out to be the Badgers vs. Indiana in a Big Ten showcase. Irish need to take care of the ball better.
[1] Virginia
Cavaliers
84
[4] Iowa State
Cyclones
71
Final
TV: CBS
Our Take: If the Cavs can find a way to contain 20-ppg star Georges Niang (6-8, 230), they’ll race – no walk – to the regional final with relative ease. Cyclones don’t have a reliable Plan B.
[11] Gonzaga
Bulldogs
60
[10] Syracuse
Orange
63
Final
TV: CBS
Our Take: Mark Few and his Zags will be ready for the Orange zone. Extra preparation time will take care of that. It’ll come down to Syracuse’s ability to score inside. Odds favor the Few.
[1] Kansas
Jayhawks
59
[2] Villanova
Wildcats
64
Final
TV: CBS
Our Take: Not much separation here at all. Villanova has played better than any team in the field through three tournament games, but Kansas still has a slight talent edge. Starting to look like Jay Wright’s year.
[1] Oregon
Ducks
68
[2] Oklahoma
Sooners
80
Final
TV: CBS
Our Take: Oregon probably played its Super Bowl against Duke, and the Sooners routed Miami even though Isaiah Cousins went 1-for-8 and Buddy Hield missed five 3s. Run for cover, Bob Stoops.
[1] North Carolina
Tar Heels
88
[6] Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
74
Final
TV: TBS
Our Take: Even though UNC is favored by an inflated 9.5 points, it’ll be nothing remotely close to the Heels’ 78-47 laugher in the ACC semifinals. Carolina should have enough depth to survive, but only if Isaiah Hicks and Marcus Paige can dodge foul trouble.
[1] Virginia
Cavaliers
62
[10] Syracuse
Orange
68
Final
TV: TBS
Our Take: When the Cavs won 73-65 in Charlottesville on Jan. 23, London Perrantes’ four 3-pointers broke down the Orange zone, so he’ll be a point of emphasis this time. Malcolm Brogdon should shoulder the load, however.
[2] Villanova
Wildcats
95
[2] Oklahoma
Sooners
51
Final
TV: TBS
Our Take: The Sooners hit 14 three-pointers and won with ease, 78-55, when the two met in Honolulu in December. There will be thousands of Oklahoma fans in Houston, but they won’t see another 23-point waltz. Cats should win if they can duplicate the defense that tipped up Kansas.
[1] North Carolina
Tar Heels
83
[10] Syracuse
Orange
66
Final
TV: TBS
Our Take: A word of warning for Tar Heel fans: It may look somewhat easy on paper, but Carolina will need to get the ball inside early and often against the zone. The Heels should advance, but they can’t rely but so much on their recently hot outside shooting to break down the Orange defense.
[2] Villanova
Wildcats
77
[1] North Carolina
Tar Heels
74
Final
TV: TBS
Our Take: The Tar Heels will have to shoot better from the perimeter than they did Saturday against Syracuse. The second key will be keeping Brice Johnson out of foul trouble. It won’t be easy, of course. But Carolina’s depth, experience and size should be the difference in a cliffhanger.