2005 ACC Tournament

"There is no bigger event in college basketball than the ACC tournament. When you play that in North Carolina, that's a religion down there. Hopefully it will have the same effect up here."

"In the ACC it has always been important to be the best guy on your block. That's what the ACC tournament still decides: who the best guy on the block for that year is. Everyone wants to be that guy."

Supreme Court
Back in Session

After 15 Years, Nation's Capital Hosts Country's Premier Conference Tournament

• The atmosphere at MCI Center promises to be particularly charged given competition, stakes.
Bracket and schedule
Info and records

John Feinstein

• In glut of postseason basketball tournaments, this one still matters.

The Players

• He's one of the ACC's best, but Marvin Williams remains humble.
• Eric Williams gives Deacons a potent inside-outside game.
• Duke's Lee Melchionni makes most of increased playing time.

ACC in D.C.

• The Post's Dan Steinberg shares the sights and sounds from MCI.

The Teams

Clemson Tigers
Duke Blue Devils
Florida State Seminoles
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Maryland Terrapins
Miami Hurricanes
North Carolina Tar Heels
North Carolina State Wolfpack
Virginia Cavaliers
Virginia Tech Hokies
Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The Atmosphere

• Our interactive guide to places to eat and drink near the MCI center.

Jordan photo by Associated Press; N.C. photo by Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer;
Maryland photo by Bob Jordan - Associated Press

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