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ACC Basketball By The Numbers

duke_state_03-300x300Here is a press release from the Atlantic Coast Conference taking a look at ACC Basketball by the numbers –

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With 565 wins among its 15 current members, the ACC is the all-time winningest conference in NCAA Tournament annals … North Carolina is second all-time to Kentucky (116) with 110 NCAA Tournament victories, Duke is third (99), Louisville (72) sixth and Syracuse (61) eighth … the ACC also has the highest NCAA Tournament winning percentage (.613) while the Big Ten (.609) is second.

NCAA Tournament Victories

ACC 565 Pac-12 317

Big Ten 405 Big 12 303

Southeastern 342 Big East 256

Based on Current Conference Membership

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With four ACC games of 30,000 or more, including an NCAA on-campus record of 35,446 for its game with Duke on Feb. 1, Syracuse led the nation and set ACC records in both total attendance (472,550) and per game average (26,253) … Louisville (21,282) was third and North Carolina fourth (18,025).

2013-14 NCAA School Attendance Leaders

Syracuse 26,253 Louisville 21,282

Kentucky 22,964 North Carolina 18,025

2013-14 NCAA Conference Attendance Leaders

Big Ten 13,534 Southeastern 10,353

ACC 10,661 Big East 9,711

Big 12 10,489 American Athletic 8,776

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In 2014-15, the ACC will feature four of the five active Division I coaches that are in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame – Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Louisville’s Rick Pitino, North Carolina’s Roy Williams and Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim.

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The ACC is five Rick Pitino wins shy of becoming the first conference in NCAA history to have four active coaches with 700 or more career wins … Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski (983), Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim (948) and North Carolina’s Roy Williams (724) have already reached the 700-win plateau … the previous high was three by the Big East Conference during the 2011-12 season when Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, Connecticut’s Jim Calhoun and West Virginia’s Bob Huggins all had 700 or more career victories.

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Six of the last 14 NCAA Basketball Championships have been won by teams currently competing in the ACC … the American Athletic Conference and the SEC are tied for second with three titles each.

NCAA Champions (2001-2014)

Connecticut 2014 Florida 2007

Louisville 2013 Florida 2006

Kentucky 2012 North Carolina 2005

Connecticut 2011 Connecticut 2004

Duke 2010 Syracuse 2003

North Carolina 2009 Maryland 2002

Kansas 2008 Duke 2001

By Conference: Atlantic Coast (6); American Athletic (3); Southeastern (3); BIg 12 (1), BIg Ten (1).

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Teams currently in the ACC have combined to win 15 NCAA National Championships … North Carolina leads the way with five national titles, followed by Duke (4), Louisville (3), NC State (2), and Syracuse (1).

NCAA Championships by Schools Currently in the ACC

Louisville 2013 Duke 1991

Duke 2010 Louisville 1986

North Carolina 2009 NC State 1983

North Carolina 2005 North Carolina 1982

Syracuse 2003 Louisville 1980

Duke 2001 NC State 1974

North Carolina 1993 North Carolina 1957

Duke 1992

17

Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is 17 wins shy of becoming the first coach in NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball history to win 1,000 games in his career.

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Led by Duke (10) and North Carolina (9), ACC teams have made 29 NCAA title game appearances … seven different teams have made it to the NCAA championship game at least once … the Big Ten is second with 23 and the Pac-12 third with 21.

NCAA Title Game Appearances

ACC 29 Southeastern 19

Big Ten 23 Big 12 17

Pac-12 21 Big East 11

Based on Current Conference Membership

358

Teams currently in the ACC have combined to make 358 NCAA Tournament appearances … five ACC teams – North Carolina (45), Louisville (40), Duke (38), Syracuse (37), Notre Dame (33) – rank among the top 10 team in NCAA Tournament appearances … every league member has appeared at least once in the NCAA Tournament over the last eight years.

6,427

ACC head coaches are a combined 6,427-2,947 (.686) with nine national titles, 50 conference titles, 302 NCAA Tournament victories, 80 Sweet 16 appearances, 30 trips to the Final Four and 18 title game appearances.

22,732

With three of the top five, four of the top nine, five of the top 11 and six of the top 25 winningest programs in NCAA Division I basketball history, ACC teams have combined for 22,732 wins since Notre Dame first took to the hardwood in January of 1898 … 13 of the 15 league members have 1,100 or more all-time wins, including six schools with 1,600 or more victories.

All-Time NCAA Wins by School

No. Team Wins

1. Kentucky 2,140

2. Kansas 2,126

3. North Carolina 2,114

4. Duke 2,027

5. Syracuse 1,902

6. Temple 1,823

7. UCLA 1,781

8. St. John’s 1,774

9. Notre Dame 1,763

10. Indiana 1,736

11. Louisville 1,728

12. Pennsylvania 1,714

13. Brigham Young 1,713

14. Illinois 1,710

15. Utah 1,706

16. Washington 1,700

17. Texas 1,699

18. Western Kentucky 1,695

19. Arizona 1,678

20. Purdue 1,673

Cincinnati 1,673

22. Oregon State 1,670

23. Princeton 1,657

24. West Virginia 1,651

25. NC State 1,639