ACC men’s hoops tourney going back to Greensboro

ACC men’s hoops tourney going back to Greensboro
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) men’s basketball tournament is still open to fans and is going forward as scheduled despite North Carolina being under a state of emergency due to coronavirus concerns. (Source: ACC)

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The Atlantic Coast Conference will bring its men’s basketball tournament back to Greensboro, North Carolina in 2023 after this year’s tournament there was canceled near the midway point due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The league announced the move Tuesday.

The ACC is headquartered in Greensboro, which has hosted the tournament 27 times, the most of any location. Last month’s event was canceled after two days of play, with regular-season champion Florida State being presented the tournament championship trophy in accordance with league bylaws without even playing a game.

In a statement, commissioner John Swofford said returning to Greensboro in 2023 was “the right thing to do” while calling the relationship between the ACC and the city “extremely special.”

The ACC Tournament will be held in Washington next year and in Brooklyn in 2022.

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