Five ACC Teams Earn NCAA Tournament Bids

March 11, 2012

Five ACC teams earned bids to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. ACC champion Florida State grabbed a No. 3 seed with its automatic bid, while regular-season champion North Carolina is a No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region. The Tar Heels and No. 2 seed Duke will both play in the Greensboro, N.C. pod which is being hosted by the league at the Greensboro Coliseum. Virginia earned a No. 10 seed, while NC State is a No. 11 seed.

Other ACC Notes of Interest:

  • The ACC has placed four or more teams in the NCAA field for the 31st time in the past 33 years.
  • Over the past 11 years (2001-2011), the ACC has won an NCAA-best five National Championships ... the Big East is second with three.
  • The ACC has won more NCAA Tournament games (358) than any other conference in the past 58 years (1954-2011). That’s an average of six victories per year.
  • Among conferences with 15 or more NCAA Tournament games the past two years, the ACC has the highest NCAA Tournament winning percentage (.654).
  • With its 8-4 mark in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, the ACC extended its non-losing streak in NCAA Tournament play to 24 years in a row. The Big East is second with a streak of 19-straight seasons.
  • Duke is in the field for the 17th consecutive year. The streak is the second-longest active run in the country and is tied for the fifth-longest in tournament history.
  • ACC teams are 20-2 in NCAA Tournament play in the Greensboro Coliseum. Duke is 12-0 in the facility; the Blue Devils have more wins without a loss than any team has in any venue in tournament history.


North Carolina

  • 43rd NCAA appearance, 105-40
  • Five NCAA (58,82,93,05,09) – third most by any school
  • 2nd straight appearance, eight of last nine years


  • 36th NCAA appearance, 96-31,
  • Four NCAA titles (91,92,01,10)
  • 17th straight appearance, second-longest active streak behind Kansas (23)

Florida State

  • 14th NCAA appearance, 14-13
  • Fourth straight NCAA appearance (school-record)


  • 17th NCAA appearance, 22-16
  • First appearance since 2006-07 season

NC State

  • 23rd NCAA appearance, 32-21
  • Two NCAA titles (74,83)
  • First appearance since 2005-06 season