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ACC tournament title game to move from Sunday to Saturday

May 13, 2014, 12:35 PM EST

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For the first time since 1981, the ACC tournament title game will not take place on a Sunday.

At the league’s spring meetings in Florida, commissioner John Swofford made the announcement that the title game will be played at 8:30 p.m. on that Saturday, taking over the time slot that had previously been filled by the Big East. The tournament will run from Tuesday-to-Saturday, with the semifinals slotted into primetime on Friday, with tips at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

With the league now sitting at 15 teams and the tournament beginning on a Tuesday, the league will also be ending their regular season a day earlier. The last game will be played the Saturday before Championship Week as opposed to the Sunday.

The move will leave the Big Ten and the SEC as the two power conference that traditionally play their tournament title game on Selection Sunday, which makes things difficult for the Selection Committee as they try to churn out a bracket on time:

  1. Matthew - May 14, 2014 at 4:03 AM

    Reblogged this on Carolina Mountain Blue and commented:
    For what its’ worth, I agree with the ACC’s decision; moving the conference championship back a day to Saturday will give the Selection Committee a better opportunity to evaluate potential ACC tournament bids.

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