CCU to host ACC women’s hoops tournament in March

accwhoopsThe Grand Strand may have lost the Big South Conference Basketball Tournament last year, but the area replaced it with something much better this hoops season.

The 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held March 1-5 at the HTC Center on the campus of Coastal Carolina University in Conway.

The tournament will make its seventh appearance in the state of South Carolina and its first since a five-year run in Rock Hill from 1992-96. The HTC Center, which opened in the summer of 2012, is located a short drive from Myrtle Beach.

This year’s ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will feature all 15 league teams. Play opens with three first-round games on Wednesday, March 1, and concludes with the championship game on Sunday, March 5.

The first three days of the tournament (first round, second round and quarterfinals) are set to be carried by the ACC Network. Saturday afternoon’s semifinal games will be carried by ESPNU at noon and 2:30 PM, with Sunday afternoon’s title game scheduled to air on ESPN2 at 1:00 PM.

The 2017 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will mark the culmination of season-long celebration of the event’s 40th anniversary.  The ACC and its member institutions will select 40 of the league’s top women’s basketball moments to be highlighted through video and social media throughout the upcoming season.

In addition to the “40 ACC Moments,” the ACC Network will unveil the All-ACC Women’s Tournament Team from the last 40 years during this year’s event in Conway. The 40th anniversary all-tournament team will consist of a five-member first team and a five-member second team.

Wednesday’s announcement of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament site concludes the relocation of all of the 2016-17 conference neutral site championships that were originally scheduled to be played in the state of North Carolina.

Photo courtesy of UNC Athletics

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