1976 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament

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1976 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Teams7
SiteCapital Centre
Landover, Maryland
ChampionsVirginia (1st title)
Winning coachTerry Holland (1st title)
MVPWally Walker (Virginia)
← 1975
1977 →

The 1976 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Landover, Maryland, at the Capital Centre from March 4–6. Virginia defeated North Carolina, 67–62, to win the championship. In doing so, Virginia became the first ACC Tournament champion to defeat three teams ranked by the AP poll on their way to the championship.

This was the first ACC Tournament ever to be held outside the state of North Carolina, and only the third time that a team from outside that state won the tournament (Maryland in 1958, South Carolina in 1971).

Wally Walker of Virginia was named the tournament MVP.

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals
March 4
Semifinals
March 5
Championship Game
March 6
                           
 
  1 #4 North Carolina 82  
    4 Clemson 74  
4 Clemson 76
  5 Wake Forest 63  
    1 #4 North Carolina 62
  6 Virginia 67
  2 #9 Maryland 80OT  
7 Duke 78  
2 #9 Maryland 65
    6 Virginia 73  
3 #17 NC State 63
  6 Virginia 75  

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