ACCT Basketball Finals Move From Sunday to Saturday…

Brian HoraceGeneral Information2 Comments

Pretty interesting move and I don’t hate it:

The new tournament schedule, mutually agreed upon by the ACC and ESPN, will feature Friday semifinal games at 7 and 9 p.m. ET, followed by the championship game on Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. All 14 tournament games will continue to be televised nationally by ESPN and the ACC Network.

“This is kind of a ‘Back to the Future’ moment for our conference,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said. “The Sunday championship game worked tremendously well for more than three decades, but I believe our schools, teams and our fans will be excited about crowning a champion on Saturday night. This will be a win-win for everyone involved – players, coaches, fans – and we greatly appreciate our television partners, ESPN and the ACC Network, working with us to make this happen.”

  • If it worked tremendously well for more than 3 decades, why change it? The old saying goes, “If it aint broke, don’t fix it”. IMO

  • I think they are trying to be more inclusive of the new schools in the ACC, schools like syracuse and pitt