ACC tournament team-by-team previews

Season record (finish): 27-4, No. 1 seed

Coach (overall record, tourney): Roy Williams (670-167, 11-6)

Coachspeak: “It’s been a fantastic run for our club. We have been counted out a couple of times and had some major adversity, but I really like the way my team has responded. And now we get to go see what can happen for a four-day period down in Atlanta, and we are excited about that.”

Update: Was 14-2 in the conference. ... Won last seven, including the last game of the regular season against Duke to clinch the ACC regular-season title. ... Second in the nation in points per game (82.3) and first in rebounds (45.7). ... Harrison Barnes leads the team in scoring (17.4 points per game). ... John Henson leads in rebounding (10.6). ... Tyler Zeller (16.3 ppg), Barnes and Henson were named to the All-ACC first team.

Last time won ACC tourney: 2008


Season record (finish): 26-5, No. 2 seed

Coach (overall record, tourney): Mike Krzyzewski (926-289, 52-17)

Coachspeak: “We’ve had obviously great success in winning 10 of the last 13 and three in a row. But each team is different. We just try to do our best there, and we think it’s a great, great tournament, and it’s a celebration of our conference, and we’ve won some close games in it, which put us in a position to then play for a championship on Sunday afternoon on a number of occasions. And then we’ve won a lot of those occasions.”

Update: Was 13-3 in the conference. ... Won seven of its last eight games, losing its last game to North Carolina. ... Averages 78.7 points per game. ... All-ACC first-team member Austin Rivers leads the team in scoring (15.3). ... Mason Plumlee leads in rebounding (9.2). ... Seth Curry (13.5 ppg) and Plumlee made All-ACC third team. ... Has won a league-high 19 ACC tournament titles, including the past three and 10 of the past 13. ... Are 26-9 in the tournament as the No. 2 seed. ... Will be without forward Ryan Kelly (sprained right foot).

Last time won ACC tourney: 2011

Florida State

Season record (finish): 21-9, No. 3 seed

Coach (overall record, tourney): Leonard Hamilton (375-334, 5-9)

Coachspeak: “Sometimes I didn’t feel like we played as well as we’re capable, but I think we’re making progress with our program, and now we’re going to try to take what we learned from the season, the pluses and the minuses and now try to go in and try to play better and more consistently in the ACC tournament.”

Update: Was 12-4 in the conference. ... Was 2-2 in its last four games. ... All-ACC second-team performer Michael Snaer leads the team in scoring (14.1). ... Bernard James leads in rebounding (8.3) to make the All-ACC’s honorable-mention team. ... Seminoles led the ACC in field-goal defense (37.9 percent). ... Seminoles are a combined 2-1 against Georgia Tech and Miami.

Last time won ACC tourney: Never


Season record (finish): 22-8, No. 4 seed

Coach (overall record, tourney): Tony Bennett (122-72, 1-2)

Coachspeak: “Now, as we talk about, it’s Act 3 of the season. Act 1 is preseason non-conference. Act 2 is the conference, and now we are in the postseason.”

Update: Was 9-7 in the conference. ... Was 2-2 in last four, finishing the season with an overtime win over Maryland. ... Was 1-5 against ranked teams. ... All-ACC performer Mike Scott leads the team in scoring (17.9) and rebounding (8.3). ... Center Assane Sene (4.9 ppg) will not play in the tournament because he violated a team rule. ... Guard Jontel Evans made the ACC’s all-defensive team after averaging 1.6 steals per game. ... Nation’s second-best defensive team (53.2 ppg).

Last time won ACC tourney: 1976

N.C. State

Season record (finish): 20-11, No. 5 seed

Coach (overall record, tourney): Mark Gottfried (298-165, 0-0)

Coachspeak: “Our dreams and goals are to be in a position to win the league. In this first year, from where we started and where we are, we feel good about it. At the same time, we aren’t satisfied either.”

Update: Was 9-7 in the conference. ... Won its last two games after losing its previous four. ... Was 0-7 against ranked teams. ... Sophomore forward C.J. Leslie leads the team in scoring (14.3) was named All-ACC second-team. He is averaging 20.3 points and 10.5 rebounds in the past four games. ... Richard Howell leads in rebounding (9.3). ... Lorenzo Brown was named All-ACC third team after averaging 6.3 assists per game. ... Was 2-0 against Boston College, its first opponent.

Last time won ACC tourney: 1987


Season record (finish): 18-11, No. 6 seed

Coach (overall record, tourney): Jim Larranaga (488-345, 0-0)

Coachspeak: “I hope anyone who was watching [practice] thought these guys were having fun. That’s what college basketball is all about. We tell our guys all the time. You have to look forward to playing. ... Live in the present. Control the things you can control. Nothing should bother you at this time of year. You’ve worked so hard to put yourself in this position. You need to stay focused on the present and play to best of your abilities.”

Update: Was 9-7 in the conference. ... Was 2-2 in its last four games, finishing the season with a win against Boston College. ... Was 2-5 against ranked teams. ... Guard Durand Scott leads the team in scoring (13.0). ... Reggie Johnson leads in rebounding (7.0). ... Was 1-0 against Georgia Tech, its first opponent.

Last time won ACC tourney: Never


Season record (finish): 16-14, No. 7 seed

Coach (overall record, tourney): Brad Brownell (205-111, 1-1)

Coachspeak: “Offensively we need to shoot the ball well. We’ve been a team that’s been hot and cold. Sometimes we’ve struggled to score. We need multiple guys offensively to play. Defensively, we need to do a good job in transition finding their shooters.”

Update: Was 8-8 in the conference. ... Was 3-1 in its last four, losing its last game at FSU. ... Was 1-5 against ranked teams, beating Virginia. ... Guard Andre Young leads the team in scoring (13.3). ... Devin Booker leads in rebounding (7.0). ... The teams split their meetings in the regular season. ... Brownell is 16-6 in conference tournaments. ... Teams features Alpharetta’s Tanner Smith, who needs 26 points to reach 1,000 in his career.

Last time won ACC tourney: Never


Season record (finish): 16-14, No. 8 seed

Coach (overall record, tourney): Mark Turgeon (266-173, 0-0)

Coachspeak: “We’re very young and very immature. If our minds are right we will play well and it’ll give us a chance. If our minds aren’t right we’ll have no chance.”

Update: Was 6-9 in the conference. ... Lost its last three games, and four of its last five. ... Was 0-7 against ranked teams. ... All-ACC second-team selection Terrell Stoglin leads the team and the conference in scoring (21.2). ... James Padgett leads in rebounding (6.0). ... Was 1-8 on opponent’s courts and 2-2 on neutral courts this season. ... Was 1-0 against Wake Forest this season. ... Point guard Pe’Shon Howard, who started 12 games, is out for the season after tearing an ACL in his right knee.

Last time won ACC tourney: 2004

Wake Forest

Season record (finish): 13-17, No. 9 seed

Coach (overall record, tourney): Jeff Bzdelik (132-146, 0-1)

Coachspeak: “We need to do a better job on the boards. They had 21 offensive rebounds against us in a six-point loss. We got them to miss, but couldn’t finish the defensive possession. Offensive rebounding and doing a good job on [Sean] Mosley will be key for us.”

Update: Was 4-12 in the conference. ... Was 1-3 in its last four games, including losing its last two. ... Was 0-5 against ranked teams. … Guard C.J. Harris leads the team in scoring (16.8). … Travis McKie leads the team in rebounding (6.9) and is second in scoring (15.9). … One of the nation’s worst rebounding teams (32.3 per game). ... Went 0-1 against Maryland. ... Senior center Ty Walker was suspended Friday for the rest of the season.

Last time won ACC tourney: 1996

Virginia Tech

Season record (finish): 15-16, No. 10 seed

Coach (overall record, tourney): Seth Greenberg (382-291, 5-7)

Coachspeak: “We are not going to reinvent ourselves for our game Thursday night. We are just going to try to do what we do hopefully a little bit better.”

Update: Was 4-12 in the conference. ... Lost its last four games and five of its last six. … Was 1-5 against ranked teams. ... Junior guard Erick Green leads the team in scoring (15.3). ... Freshman Dorian Finney-Smith leads in rebounding (6.8). ... Another ACC team struggling on offense, averaging 65.3 points and 42.3-percent shooting.

Last time won ACC tourney: Never

Georgia Tech

Season record (finish): 11-19, No. 11 seed

Coach (overall record, tourney): Brian Gregory (183-113, 0-0)

Coachspeak: “Eight other conference teams have played a game [at Philips] this year, as well, so there’s some familiarity with the setting, and they’ve gotten a shootaround in there and a game. You know, it’s a great venue for basketball. There’s no question about it. It’s going to be a great venue for the tournament.”

Update: Was 4-12 in the conference. ... Was 2-2 in its last four games. ... Was 0-4 against ranked teams. ... Glen Rice Jr., who has been suspended for the past five games and remains suspended for the ACC tournament, is the team’s leading scorer (13.0) and rebounder (6.7). ... Point guard Mfon Udofia is the leading active scorer (9.8). ... Daniel Miller is leading active rebounder (6.4). ... One of the nation’s worst scoring teams (61.0 points per game). ... Tech is 6-4 in ACC tournament games held in Atlanta. ... Tech is 3-7 at Philips Arena this season. ... Has a plus-3.8 rebounding average this season. ... Was 0-1 against Miami this season.

Last time won ACC tourney: 1993

Boston College

Season record (finish): 9-21, No. 12 seed

Coach (overall record, tourney): Steve Donahue (176-172, 1-1)

Coachspeak: “This is a great opportunity for us to really grow and learn what this stage is all about and let the kids experience it and know what a tournament atmosphere is about and how important it is in terms of preparation and playing and just getting used to it.”

Update: Was 4-12 in the conference. ... Was 2-11 in its last 13 games. ... One of the nation’s worst offensive teams, averaging 59.2 points, 29.6 rebounds and 40.8-percent shooting. ... All-ACC freshman performer Ryan Anderson leads in scoring (10.8) and rebounding (7.2). ... Was 0-9 on opponent’s courts and 1-3 on neutral courts. ... Was 0-2 against N.C. State, its first opponent.

Last time won ACC tourney: Never

Compiled by Doug Roberson

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