ACC Network Unveils First Look at 2019-20 Basketball Slate


  • 68 total conference men’s basketball games on ACCN
  • Conference match-ups highlight opening week of the 2019-20 season
  • Marquee women’s games, including four Big Ten/ACC Challenge games

ACC Network (ACCN), the new, 24/7 national platform dedicated to ACC sports, debuts with a full slate of ACC men’s basketball and women’s games from opening night through the conference tournament during the 2019-20 season. ACCN will air 68 men’s conference matchups, and a number of women’s basketball games, including ACC powerhouses Notre Dame and Louisville, plus four Women’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge games throughout the network’s inaugural season. Additional games and times will be announced in the coming weeks.

ACC Men’s Basketball On ACCN

The 2019-20 men’s basketball season will open strong on ACCN with four high-profile matchups on November 5 and 6. Leading off, Georgia Tech will play at NC State, and Miami will host Louisville on November 5. The following day, Virginia visits Syracuse and North Carolina hosts Notre Dame.

  • Virginia to Play Six Conference Games on ACCN

Reigning NCAA Champion Virginia will make six appearances on ACCN starting with its opener against Syracuse on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The Cavaliers will also host North Carolina (Friday, Dec. 6 or Saturday, Dec. 7) and Boston College (Wednesday, Feb. 19) at John Paul Jones Arena, and will play at Georgia Tech (Saturday, Jan. 18), Wake Forest (Sunday, Jan. 26) and Miami (Wednesday, March 4).

  • 2020 New York Life ACC Tournament Opens on ACCN

ACCN will also televise the three first-round games of the 2020 New York Life ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, March 10 live from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.

Eighteen men’s basketball games are set for net flex selections, with the matchups to be determined for ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ACCN at a later date. In total, more than 120 in-conference ACC men’s basketball matchups will air on ESPN’s networks.

ACC Women’s Basketball On ACCN

  • Marquee Women’s Basketball Games on ACCN Highlight the 2019-20 Slate

ACC women’s basketball coverage on ACCN gets off to a strong start with 2018 NCAA Champion Notre Dame hosting Michigan State on Thursday, Nov. 14. Other marquee nonconference matchups include Syracuse hosting preseason top-ranked Oregon on Sunday, Nov. 24, along with a pair of Big Ten/ACC Challenge doubleheaders on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 5. Miami hosts Indiana and the Fighting Irish welcome Minnesota on Dec. 4, while North Carolina hosts Illinois and Florida State plays Michigan State on Dec. 5.

As previously announced, the Notre Dame at Louisville women’s basketball game, a rivalry that has burned bright in recent years, will air exclusively on ACCN on Sunday, Feb. 16. The Fighting Irish and the Cardinals have met in each of the last two ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament championship games.

Original Programming on ACCN

Along with a full slate of basketball games on ACCN, original programming will also highlight hoops coverage on the network. Shows that have already been announced include:

A rare, behind-the-scenes look at the 2019-20 Notre Dame women’s basketball program will be showcased leading into the upcoming season in All Access with Notre Dame Women’s Basketball. ACCN cameras had exclusive access to daily team activities along with a variety of off-the-court events, as this program follows the team on its journey toward discovering its new identity through team bonding, sunrise workouts, and practices. The one-hour show will premiere on ACCN on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m.

The program synonymous with championships will be on full display throughout the 2019-20 season as fans will get a rare all-access look into the inner workings of the North Carolina men’s basketball program with All Access: A Season with Carolina Basketball. The series will highlight the many dimensions of the North Carolina basketball program, its notable alumni and what it’s like to be part of the Carolina Family. The multi-part series will debut in October and air exclusively on ACCN.

One of the most extraordinary seasons in college basketball history will be chronicled with Unbelievable: Virginia’s Improbable Path To A Title, the story of the Virginia men’s basketball team’s incredible run to the 2019 NCAA Championship. The one-hour documentary will air this fall exclusively ACCN.

ACC Teams Ranked In ESPN’s Way Too Early Top 25

Four ACC men’s teams (No. 5. Louisville, No. 6 Duke, No. 8 North Carolina and No. 16 Virginia) and five women’s teams (No. 8 Louisville, No. 11 Florida State, No. 15 NC State, No. 20 Notre Dame and No. 22 Miami) are ranked in ESPN’s Way Too Early Top 25 polls.

ACC Men’s Basketball on ACC Network

Date Matchup Network
Tue, Nov. 5 Louisville at Miami ACCN
  Georgia Tech at NC State ACCN
Wed, Nov. 6 Notre Dame at North Carolina ACCN
  Virginia at Syracuse ACCN
Fri, Dec. 6 Pittsburgh at Louisville ACCN
Fri, Dec. 6 or Sat, Dec. 7 Duke at Virginia Tech ACCN
Fri, Dec. 6 or Sat, Dec. 7 North Carolina at Virginia ACCN
Sat, Dec. 7 NC State at Wake Forest ACCN
Sun, Dec. 8 Syracuse at Georgia Tech ACCN
  Clemson at Florida State ACCN
Tue, Dec. 31 Boston College at Duke ACCN
  Miami at Clemson ACCN
Sat, Jan. 4 NC State at Clemson ACCN
  Georgia Tech at North Carolina ACCN
Tue, Jan 7 Virginia at Boston College ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ACCN
  Miami at Louisville ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ACCN
  Virginia Tech at Syracuse ACCN
Wed, Jan 8 Pittsburgh at North Carolina ACCN
  Duke at Georgia Tech ACCN
Sat, Jan 11 Georgia Tech at Boston College ACCN
  Wake Forest at Duke ACCN
Sun, Jan 12 Pittsburgh at Miami ACCN
Tue, Jan 14 Duke at Clemson ESPN, ESPN2 or ACCN
  Louisville at Pittsburgh ESPN, ESPN2 or ACCN
  Virginia Tech at Wake Forest ACCN
Wed, Jan 15 Notre Dame at Georgia Tech ACCN
  Boston College at Syracuse ACCN
Sat, Jan 18 Florida State at Miami ACCN
  Virginia at Georgia Tech ACCN
Sun, Jan 19 Boston College at Wake Forest ACCN
Tue, Jan 21 Wake Forest at Clemson ACCN
Wed, Jan 22 North Carolina at Virginia Tech ACCN
Sat, Jan 25 Miami at North Carolina ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ACCN
  Notre Dame at Florida State ACCN
  Pittsburgh at Syracuse ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ACCN
Sun, Jan 26 Virginia at Wake Forest ACCN
Tue, Jan 28 Virginia Tech at Miami ACCN
Wed, Jan 29 Wake Forest at Notre Dame ACCN
  Louisville at Boston College ACCN
Sat, Feb 1 Boston College at North Carolina ACCN
  Clemson at Wake Forest ACCN
Sun, Feb 2 Miami at Pittsburgh ACCN
Tue, Feb 4 Duke at Boston College ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ACCN
  Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ACCN
Wed, Feb 5 Pittsburgh at Notre Dame ACCN
  NC State at Miami ACCN
Sat, Feb 8 Miami at Florida State ACCN
  Wake Forest at Syracuse ACCN
Sun, Feb 9 Notre Dame at Clemson ACCN
Tue, Feb 11 North Carolina at Wake Forest ACCN
Wed, Feb 12 Louisville at Georgia Tech ACCN
Sat, Feb 15 Louisville at Clemson ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ACCN
  Notre Dame at Duke ESPN, ESPN2 or ACCN
  Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech ACCN
Sun, Feb 16 NC State at Boston College ACCN
Tue, Feb 18 Pittsburgh at Florida State ACCN
Wed, Feb 19 Boston College at Virginia ACCN
Sat, Feb 22 Virginia Tech at Duke ESPN, ESPN2 or ACCN
  Florida State at NC State ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ACCN
  Clemson at Boston College ACCN
Sun, Feb 23 Miami at Notre Dame ACCN
Tue, Feb 25 Duke at Wake Forest ACCN
  NC State at North Carolina ESPN, ESPN2 or ACCN
  Clemson at Georgia Tech ESPN, ESPN2 or ACCN
Wed, Feb 26 Syracuse at Pittsburgh ESPN2, ESPNU or ACCN
  Virginia at Virginia Tech ESPN2, ESPNU or ACCN
  Notre Dame at Boston College ACCN
Sat, Feb 29 Pittsburgh at NC State ACCN
  Miami at Georgia Tech ACCN
Sun, Mar 1 Virginia Tech at Louisville ACCN
Tue, Mar 3 Wake Forest at North Carolina ESPN, ESPN2 or ACCN
  Syracuse at Boston College ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ACCN
Wed, Mar 4 Clemson at Virginia Tech ACCN
  Virginia at Miami ACCN
Fri, Mar 6 Wake Forest at NC State ACCN
Sat, Mar 7 Virginia Tech at Notre Dame ACCN
  Syracuse at Miami ACCN

 

ACC Women’s Basketball on ACC Network

Date Matchup Network
Thu, Nov 14 Michigan State at Notre Dame ACCN
Sun, Nov 24 Oregon at Syracuse ACCN
Wed, Dec 4 Indiana at Miami ACCN
  Minnesota at Notre Dame ACCN
Thu, Dec 5 Illinois at North Carolina ACCN
  Michigan State at Florida State ACCN
Sun, Feb 16 Notre Dame at Louisville ACCN

 

*Additional games and times will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

About ACC Network

Owned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast ConferenceACC Network (ACCN) is a new 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports that launched on August 22, 2019. Approximately 450 live contests including 40 regular-season football games, 150 men’s and women’s basketball games, and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports will be televised annually, plus a complement of news and information shows and original programming. Together, the ACCN and its digital platform, ACC Network Extra (ACCNX), will feature 1,350 ACC events in its first year. ESPN has been televising ACC content since 1979 and has exclusive rights to every conference-controlled game across all sports and championships.

Carriage agreements are in place with the following video providers: Cox, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Google Fiber, Hulu Live TV, Optimum, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Spectrum TV, Suddenlink, TVision, Verizon Fios, YouTube TV, members of the NCTC, NRTC and Vivicast, among others. All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN app to authenticated subscribers. Fans interested in learning more about ACCN can visit www.GetACCN.com.



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