- 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
|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
|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 Conference, ACC 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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